MINI Inspection II In Folsom, CA

Inspection II Procedures


  • Change engine oil and filter while the engine is at normal operation temperature.
  • Check transmission for leaks.
  • Change CVT (automatic) transmission fluid
  • Half shafts - Check for leaks at flexible boots
  • Visually check fuel tank, lines, and connections for leaks
  • Check condition, position, and mounting of the exhaust system. Examine for leaks
  • Check power steering system for leaks. Check power steering fluid level; add fluid if necessary
  • Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads (outer pads only) using a special tool
  • If a replacement is necessary:
    • Examine brake disc surfaces
    • Clean brake pad contact points in calipers
    • Grease wheel centering hubs
  • Check the thickness of parking brake linings only when replacing rear pads
  • Check steering for abscence of play, condition of suspension track rods, front axle joints, steering linkage, and joint disc
  • Check brake system connections and lines for leaks, damage, and incorrect positioning
  • Check parking brake actuation; adjust if necessary
  • Check all tire pressures (including spare), correct if necessary
  • Check the condition of tires (outer surfaces [left/right]), tread wear pattern; in case of uneven tread wear, readjust wheel alignment if requested
    • Note: If requested, rotate all four road wheel as instructed and rebalance
  • Inspect entire body accrding to terms of rust perforation-limited warranty (must be performed at least every 2 years)

Engine Compartment

  • Read out diagnostic system
  • Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks.
  • Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level; add coolant if necessary
    • Note: Coolant must be replaced every 4 years (time interval begins from vehicle's production date)
  • Check the level of brake and clutch fluid in reservoir; add fluid if required.
    • Note: Replace brake fluid every 2 years (time interval begins from vehicle's production date)
  • Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection. Fill up and/or correct if necessary.
  • Check air conditioner for operation.
  • Replace microfilter
    • Note: Reduce replacement interval in dusty operating conditions
  • Reset Service Interval Indicator
  • Replace intake air cleaner element
    • Note: Reduce replacement interval in dusty operating conditions


  • Check battery state of charge, and charge if required.
  • Check lighting system, i.e. headlights, foglights, parking, backup, license plate, interior, glove box, illuminated makeup mirrors, luggage area lights.
  • Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination.
  • Check all warning/indicator lights, check control.
  • Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horns, headlight dimmer/flasher switch.
  • Check windshield and tailgate wiper and washer system(s); wiper blades, washer jet positions.
  • Check condition and function of safety belts.
  • Check central locking system
  • Check operation of all latches
  • Check heater/air conditioner blower, rear window defogger.
  • Check rear view mirrors
  • Visually examine the SRS airbag units for torn cover, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations, or accessories.

Final Inspection

  • Road test with check of brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission.
  • Visually check shock absorbers for leaks
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