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MINI Seasonal Advice

COME RAIN OR SHINE.

One of the many great things about summer time, is the fun of days away and road trips far and wide in the hot weather. But before you pack up your MINI and hit the open road, regardless of how much care you take driving, prevention and planning 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.

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THE SUMMER DRIVING CHECKLIST

Hot days in the UK don't happen all to ofter, so when they do, we all love to go out and enjoy it. But becasuse they are scarce, we often don't take the correct precautions when driving to deal with it. Heat can have a huge impact on how your MINI performs. So take your time and consider our summer checklist for the road this season:

  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
  6. Take your time when accelerating/decelerating to ensure maximum effeciency in the heat
  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 heat can increase pressure
  9. Keep it cool. Long journeys can be uncomfortable in the heat. If you have not had an air conditioning service within the past two years, it will not be performing to its potential.  
  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 heat, 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. 


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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.

 

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My first experience with Lloyd Newcastle MINI couldn't have been better. From the initial appointment with Glenn to picking up my brand new MINI, the whole process went smoothly. Glenn also gave me regular updates on the order. I would definitely recommend!

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