Mini Cooper S Countryman 2016 Owners Manual PDF | Page 190

Care
Vehicle features and op‐
tions
This chapter describes all standard, country-
specific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
When using the features and systems described
here, adhere to local regulations.
Car washes
General information
Wash your vehicle frequently, particularly in
winter. Intense soiling and road salt can dam‐
age the vehicle.
Information
CAUTION
When cleaning with high-pressure wash‐
ers, components can be damaged due to the
pressure or temperatures being too high. There
is risk of property damage. Maintain sufficient
distance and do not spray too long continu‐
ously. Follow the operating instructions for the
high-pressure washer.
Do not direct steam or high-pressure washers
toward the labels applied by the manufacturer;
otherwise, damage may result.
Distances and temperature
Maximum temperature: 140 ℉/60 ℃.
Minimum distance from sensors, cameras,
seals: 12 inches/30 cm.
After washing the vehicle, apply the brakes
briefly to dry them; otherwise, braking action
can be reduced and corrosion of the brake
discs can occur.
Regularly remove foreign bodies, such as
leaves, from the area of the windshield when
the hood is open.
Washing in automatic car washes
Give preference to cloth car washes or those
that use soft brushes in order to avoid paint
damage.
Do not use automatic high-pressure washers;
otherwise, water may drip into the interior in
the area of the windows.
Before driving into the car wash, check whether
the system is suitable for your MINI. Note the
following points:
Vehicle dimensions, refer to page 208.
If necessary: fold in the exterior mirrors, re‐
fer to page 42.
Maximum permissible tire width.
CAUTION
Too high guide rails in car washes can
damage body parts. There is risk of property
damage. Avoid car washes with guide rails
higher than 4 in/10 cm.
Preparations before driving into the car wash:
Unscrew the road antenna.
Deactivate the rain sensor to avoid unin‐
tentional wiper activation.
Deactivate the rear window wiper and pro‐
tect it from damage. Ask the car wash oper‐
ator about any suitable protective meas‐
ures.
Remove additional attachments, for in‐
stance a spoiler or telephone antenna, if
there is a risk that these may be damaged.
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Summary of Content

CareVehicle features and optionsThis chapter describes all standard, country-specific and optional features offered with theseries. It also describes features that are notnecessarily available in your car, e. g., due tothe selected options or country versions. Thisalso applies to safety-related functions and systems.When using the features and systems describedhere, adhere to local regulations.Car washesGeneral informationWash your vehicle frequently, particularly inwinter. Intense soiling and road salt can damage the vehicle.InformationCAUTIONWhen cleaning with high-pressure washers, components can be damaged due to thepressure or temperatures being too high. Thereis risk of property damage. Maintain sufficientdistance and do not spray too long continuously. Follow the operating instructions for thehigh-pressure washer.Do not direct steam or high-pressure washerstoward the labels applied by the manufacturer;otherwise, damage may result.Distances and temperature Maximum temperature: 140 /60 . Minimum distance from sensors, cameras,seals: 12 inches/30 cm.After washing the vehicle, apply the brakesbriefly to dry them; otherwise, braking actioncan be reduced and corrosion of the brakediscs can occur.Regularly remove foreign bodies, such asleaves, from the area of the windshield whenthe hood is open.Washing in automatic car washesGive preference to cloth car washes or thosethat use soft brushes in order to avoid paintdamage.Do not use automatic high-pressure washers;otherwise, water may drip into the interior inthe area of the windows.Before driving into the car wash, check whetherthe system is suitable for your MINI. Note thefollowing points: Vehicle dimensions, refer to page 208. If necessary: fold in the exterior mirrors, refer to page 42. Maximum permissible tire width.CAUTIONToo high guide rails in car washes candamage body parts. There is risk of propertydamage. Avoid car washes with guide railshigher than 4 in/10 cm.Preparations before driving into the car wash: Unscrew the road antenna. Deactivate the rain sensor to avoid unintentional wiper activation. Deactivate the rear window wiper and protect it from damage. Ask the car wash operator about any suitable protective measures. Remove additional attachments, for instance a spoiler or telephone antenna, ifthere is a risk that these may be damaged.Seite 190MOBILITYCare190Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 964 433 - VI/15