At Turner Automotive we understand how much our customers love their MINIs and we really want to keep the fun factor alive and kicking. We have been working on BMW MINIs since their launch in 2001 and have pretty much seen all of the gremlins that can stop you from having your MINI Adventure.
MINIs also use the Condition Based Servicing (CBS) system which works by using a variety of factors and sensors dotted around the vehicle to constantly monitor components that are subject to wear and tear so when the service item is no longer working at full efficiency it will alert the driver by activating a warning light on the dashboard or central information display.
This allows each service item to be replaced individually and only when necessary which reduces the cost to the customer compared to “general servicing” where historically parts were replaced often before they were worn out.
The driver is able to access this information using the on board computer where each item is represented by a symbol and traffic light colour system depending on the items importance. For example if the brake pads are worn and require replacing a brake pad symbol will be displayed in yellow with a plus figure indicating the estimated mileage left before they are completely worn out.
If the vehicle goes past this recommendation the message will then be displayed in red with a minus next to the mileage.
Although this system works well it can often be misleading as the service item is forecast to be changed based on a calculation. At Turner Automotive we know that the best way to actually see if something needs replacing is to physically check it so we will always carry out a visual inspection and not just rely on the forecast from the CBS System just to make absolutely sure.
Please call today or pop in for all things MINI and we will be glad to help!