A classic that’s stood the test of time, the Mini has seen some interesting adaptations to date. As the leading independent garage in Lytham St Annes, our technicians service all Mini models, new and old, to the highest standard at affordable prices.
From the classic Cooper to the One D, we provide every model with the utmost care and attention, bringing you a better drive every time.
Why service your car? Servicing is a set of protocols to review all parts of your car, inside and out, for optimal performance. Our routine service is the sure-fire way to guarantee the quality of your car, increase safety, improve fuel efficiency, and ensure the longevity of your Mini. What’s not to love?
Why Marc's Garage for a Mini service?
Having worked in the industry for 40 years, we’re always expanding our services to incorporate the latest methods in Mini servicing, following manufacture protocol to give your car the best possible maintenance.
All of our work is certified under the Autocentres Servicesure 12-month guarantee, making us an independent garage you can trust. Our NPS scores speak for themselves – our expertise and dedication make us the trusted independent garage in Lytham St Annes.
Why do I need to service my Mini?
Whilst Mini engineering has lasted the ages, no Mini is impervious to damage or breakdown. But with a routine service from the leading independent garage in Lytham St Annes, you can be sure you’ll improve your Mini’s:
Safety: The smallest, unnoticeable faults can cause a breakdown – why risk it? We complete a full inspection to ensure all systems and parts are in working order, reducing the chance of an accident.
Reliability: Make sure your Mini never lets you down. With our service, we prevent repeat repairs and help you pass your MOT first-time. Let us help you keep your on-road experience as smooth as possible.
Endurance: Servicing enhances the condition of your Mini by keeping it running at peak performance, giving it a longer lifespan.
Savings: When money’s short, it’s tempting to skip a service. However, servicing your Mini regularly catches smaller faults before they become hefty repair bills.
How do I know if one is due?
How often you service your Mini depends on how much you drive it. We advise a minor service every 12 months or 10,000 miles to review the crucial safety components of your car.
For optimal performance and longevity, a major service every 36 months of 30,000 miles will ensure all components run at their peak, guaranteeing a smoother driver and longer lifespan.
If you’re unsure which service you need, call us to arrange a review of your car.
Are you able to service my Mini without it affecting the warranty?
Absolutely. In the past, drivers could only service their vehicles at select garages to maintain their warranty.
The good news is, recent changes in legislation enable you to choose the garage you think best.
So, why not pick the leading independent garage in Lytham St Annes?
What happens during a Mini service?
Lighting & Visibility – The front, rear, and internal lights are rigorously checked for optimal performance. All windows, mirrors, and wipers are reviewed for chips, faults, and weak areas. Registration plates are cleaned and maintained for clarity and sturdiness.
Under Bonnet – A full under bonnet inspection ensures there are no leaks or faults, and all components are in working order. Where required, we replace the air filter, oil filter, spark plugs, and drive belts.
Vehicle Interior – Seat belts are tested in line with safety standards. All internal controls are checked, such as the horn, hazard light button, and other vehicle controls for responsiveness and function. Using diagnostics, we complete full system analysis. This includes reviewing the air conditioning, making sure warning messages are addressed, and checking for intermittent and permanent faults flagged by the computer.
Steering, Drive & Suspension – Wheel alignment is analysed, and all joints, gaiters (protective sleeves on vehicle parts), and wheel bearings are extensively inspected for sturdiness and function. . The front and rear shock absorbers and road springs are tested to ensure the suspension functions effectively and maintains the right level of friction.
Braking – Both the front and rear brake mechanisms are checked and measured in line with safety requirements, allowing us to accurately report on their service life.
Under Vehicle – The trays under your car are removed and the engine oil is drained. The transmission is then checked for leaks, rust, and corrosion.
Tyre Inspection – All wheels and wheel nuts are inspected for sturdiness, weak points, and corrosion. Tyres reads are inspected for significant wear, and tyre pressures are adjusted prior to refitting. We also check your spare wheel and/or inflation kit if appropriate for your vehicle.
Final Checks – We assess the brake fluid and conduct an antifreeze test – crucial for road safety, especially during winter months. Finally, we fill your engine with new oil – this is vital for engine cleanliness and performance.
Free courtesy vehicle
We’ll keep you on the road with a great selection of manual and automatics while your Mini is in for a service.
Out of hours drop off & collection
We know you have a busy schedule, so we offer out of hours drop and collection to suit your schedule.
Finance payment plans
Our straightforward service includes flexible payment options. Enquire with the team when you book in.