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How much does a winter health check cost for Mini cars?

A typical Mini winter health check in the UK costs around £13 - £21. Depending on your Mini model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a winter health check on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling Mini cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much a winter health check costs.
Car modelFixter price range
Winter health check for Mini Mini£13 - £21
Winter health check for Mini Mini Hatch£13 - £21
Winter health check for Mini Countryman£13 - £21
Winter health check for Mini Clubman£13 - £21
Winter health check for Mini Convertible£13 - £21
Winter health check for Mini Paceman£13 - £21
Winter health check for Mini Coupe£13 - £21

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Our expert insights into winter health check

Why should I get a winter health check?

As the evenings grow darker and the weather gets colder, roads can be icy and hazardous in the winter months. A winter health check will ensure that your car is safe and reliable for the season, so you can feel confident on the roads whatever the weather.

Does my car need a winter health check?

Freezing temperatures, damp conditions and icy roads take their toll on your vehicle. Over time your car may be in need of some TLC to make sure it can keep you safe on the roads. Our mechanics will perform vital safety checks and run tests on your vehicle to keep it in top condition for those long winter nights and chilly mornings.

What happens during a winter health check?

Our winter health check involves many important vehicle safety checks to keep your car safe and roadworthy in the colder months. During the check-up one of our trusted mechanics will carry out the following:

  • Antifreeze level check and top up

  • Oil level check

  • Screen wash check and top up

  • Tyre tread and pressure checks

  • Wiper blade condition check

  • Battery load test

  • Full lights check

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Hey Fixter, how do I know if my car needs a winter health check?

You should get your car checked if you have noticed your tyres slipping on the roads, if your car has been struggling to start, or if you're worried your fluids may be low. Even if you think your car is running perfectly fine, it is always a good idea to be prepared for the colder months.

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Want to learn more about Mini winter health check?

What is a winter health check?

A winter health check is a series of tests and safety checks carried out by a trained mechanic. These checks include assessments of your tyres, fluids, lights and battery and are a great way to prepare your car for colder weather and frosty conditions.

Mini

Mini is a British automotive marque that has been owned by the German multinational vehicle manufacturer BMW since 2000.

The Mini brand was originally introduced in 1969 when the vehicle model became a marque in its own right, breaking away from the Austin and Morris brands under the British Leyland umbrella.

The Mini Hatch was the 7th best selling car of 2018 in the UK. Mini is a consistent favourite among buyers with a leaning for British cultural icons and retro styling.

There are around 750k Mini cars on the roads, showing that the brand is still as popular as ever due to their compact sizing, attractive styling and its reputation as a classy and classic small car.

Mini: a premium product of British motoring

With its unique and unmistakable styling, Mini is firmly placed as a premium product. Its ownership by BMW has added advantages in production, by being able to lean on the executive luxury German marque for many of the advanced technological systems and specialist industry knowledge used in their manufacture.

A piece of British culture and a Hollywood star

Enhancing its popularity as a household name, the original British Mini became a star of the silver screen when it appeared predominantly in the gold-heist movie ‘The Italian Job’ in 1969, starring Michael Caine and Noel Coward. With a remake hitting the screens in 2003, the new Mini was called on to star once again, and a selection of Mini hatch models continued the tradition by featuring in the film.

Despite its small footprint, the Mini hatch is providing real competition to the Audi A1 and VW Polo due to its premium quality build. And with the weight of BMW behind them, it’s easy to see why.

Does a winter health check replace my car service?

No, you should still keep up with your car's regular servicing schedule, regardless of whether you get a winter health check. A winter health check does not include as many checks as a service, but is a great way to prepare your car for the cold. The checks will still be carried out by a trained technician and will go a long way in ensuring your car remains safe and roadworthy.

What does a winter health check involve?

  • Antifreeze level check and top up

  • Oil level check

  • Screen wash check and top up

  • Tyre tread and pressure checks

  • Wiper blade condition check

  • Battery load test

  • Full lights check

What are the signs that my car needs a winter health check?

It's always a good idea to ensure that your car is safe and reliable for the colder season by having it looked at by a trusted mechanic. Even if you think there are no issues with your car, the winter conditions can prove challenging for many vehicles. Some tell-tale signs that your car should be checked are:

  • If your car struggles to start

  • Your tyres have been slipping of skidding more than usual

  • You've noticed issues with your engine's performance

  • Your car lights aren't as bright as they used to be

  • You've noticed issues with your wipers or screen washing system

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