MINI Seasonal Advice


British weather is guess work at the best of times, so as the temperature drops and the wet weather moves in even the most experienced drivers will need to take extra care on the roads. Prevention and planning is key, and can spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown or accident.

Our six Lloyd MINI centres across Cumbria, Lancashire and Newcastle upon Tyne all offer specialist advice and support for every season of the year. Located in some of the country's top locations, including World Heritage sites and the Lake District National Park, Lloyd MINI has centres in Blackpool, Carlisle, Cockermouth, Colne, Newcastle and the South Lakes.

MINI Summer Driving Advice, MINI Summer Accessories, MINI Summer Check, MINI Driving, Summer Driving Tips


Wet weather is something we know all so well in this country, but even though there isn't snow or ice on the road, taking the correct precautions when driving can have a huge impact on how your MINI performs. So take your time and consider our Autumn driving tips before hitting the road:

  1. Prepare your vehicle, top up your screen wash and check functioning before setting off
  2. Know your journey and should you not have Sat Nav, be aware of alternative routes you could take due to traffic or diversions
  3. Ensure you have plenty of fuel in the tank to compensate for any required detours
  4. Check your engine oil, sufficient oil helps regulate the temperature of your engine on long journeys
  5. Increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front to compensate for any sudden braking ahead on wet roads
  6. Take your time when accelerating/decelerating to ensure maximum effeciency in the colder weather
  7. Know your brakes, ensure your brake pads have sufficient depth. This can be checked on a free vehicle health check by our technicians.*
  8. Ensure you have sufficient tyre tread and they are correctly inflated as the colder temperatures can increase pressure
  9. Make sure your wiper blades are in good condition. If they squeak when they wipe they are likely to need replacing and are key to your safety in Autumn weather conditions. 
  10. Keep a pack of essentials, just in case: Screen wash top-up, Top-up oil, Phone charger, Spare tyre/tyre sealant, AdBlue

*Advance booking required.

Vehicle Health Check

Don't get caught out in the cold, at Lloyd we carry out a vehicle health check on your MINI each time you visit, to ensure that your car is ready to take on the road. For your peace of mind, our MINI-trained technicians can carry out a video health check, identifying any elements which may need attention.

CLICK HERE to find your nearest Lloyd MINI for more information. 

MINI Summer Driving Tips, MINI Maintenance, MINI Summer Travel, MINI Vehicle Health Check, MINI Travel Solutions 
Tyre Safety Check

Tyres are obviously essential in keeping you safe as the only contact with the road, so make sure they are performing at their best with our complimentary tyre safety check.  Included in your tyre safety check you will receive:

  • Complimentary Vehicle Health Check including Video Report
  • Complimentary Wash and Vacuum
  • Complimentary Quality Enhancements where applicable
  • MINI Technicians trained to the latest manufacturer standards

Not only that, should you need a tyre replacement, our price-match guarantee means that you can be assured that you’re getting the best value for money. We offer this for all makes and models so you can make the most of our complimentary facilities in our MINI Centres while you wait for the tyre check to be completed.

CLICK HERE to find your nearest Lloyd MINI for more information. 

At all our MINI Centres we are here to help you make the most of your MINI throughout the year, whatever the weather.


Get In Touch

Customer Feedback

From start to finish of purchasing my lovely new mini Ryan has been amazing. Good contact through purchase and extremely helpful !! Well done Mini in Newcastle

Suzanne Parker - Lloyd Newcastle MINI

See More Testimonials

My Shortlist0