Here at MINI of Chicago, we’re proud to be the leader in customer service excellence. We’ve earned a reputation for going above and beyond for our customers and offering a wide selection of pre-owned and new MINI cars. On top of that, our staff is recognized for their incredible automotive knowledge.

Of all the advice we give our customers, information regarding oil changes is possibly one of the most important for the long-term health of your vehicle. If gasoline is the fluid that powers your vehicle, and coolant is the fluid that keeps your engine at optimal temperatures, oil is the main reason why your engine functions.

Motor oil is a lubricant designed to keep the various components of your engine moving smoothly. Heat and friction are your engine’s two worst enemies, and what motor oil does is significantly reduce the amount of friction in your powertrain. That said, motor oil isn’t a permanent fix. Over time, your oil develops grime deposits that dramatically reduce its effectiveness. For this reason, our car care experts recommend that drivers swap out their motor oil roughly every 5,000 miles or so.

The consequences of not changing your motor oil can be pretty severe. In the short term, not changing your oil can result in engine strain and hinder fuel efficiency and overall performance. The long-term results can be even more costly, including things like the breakdown of crucial components to the complete shutdown of your engine.

In order to ensure your powertrain keeps running smoothly, our MINI service team is here for you and your vehicle. At MINI of Chicago, our goal is to be your one-stop-shop for all things automotive, and that includes efficient oil changes.