To take good care of your MINI, we recommend regular vehicle checks, as explained in your vehicle’s handbook. This will maximise your enjoyment of your car, and it’s important if you are thinking of selling, part exchanging, or handing it back to us.
If you are intending to hand your car back to us, you can find more information about the process and your options in the End of Agreement section.
Tyres and wheels.
Ensure tyre pressures are correct.
Tyres damaged by punctures and accidents should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible, and worn tyres replaced (we recommend tyres are replaced when the tread depth has reached 2mm - the legal minimum is 1.6mm). Your local MINI Centre will be able to replace your tyres for you.
If your tyres are damaged, either accidentally or by a malicious act, our Defaqto 5 Star rated MINI Tyre Insurance can help towards the unexpected cost of repair or replacement, regardless of your vehicle age.
Ensure both the bodywork and interior of your MINI is maintained. If you return the MINI to us, you'll be charged for any damage that is not considered fair wear and tear. In determining 'good condition' we apply British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA) standards. You can find more information on this in both your MINI agreement or by viewing the BVRLA Fair Wear and Tear Guide.
Our Defaqto 5 Star rated MINI Cosmetic Repair Insurance covers repair costs of minor damage so your MINI leaves a lasting impression.
If your windscreen is chipped or suffers minor damage, it can be repaired easily at a MINI Centre while you wait. Sometimes these repairs or subsequent replacements are covered by your motor insurance policy - check with your insurance provider to see if you are covered. If the damage is directly in front of the driver's line of vision, we recommend that a MINI Centre fits a new windscreen.
For more serious and potentially dangerous windscreen damage, you should contact MINI Emergency Service for immediate assistance on 0800 777 111 (calls are free of charge plus your phone company's access charge).
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