Mini John Cooper Works 2011 Owners Manual PDF | Page 155

Care MOBILITY
153
Care
Car-care products
Regular cleaning and care helps to maintain the
value of your MINI.
The manufacturer of your MINI recommends
using manufacturer-approved products to clean
and care for your vehicle.
Your MINI dealer would be pleased to advise
you on cleaning and care products and services
for your MINI.
The ingredients of original MINI Care
Products have been tested, and the
products have been tested in the laboratory
and in practice. They offer optimum care and
protection for your vehicle.<
Do not use any cleansers containing
alcohol or solvents as these may cause
damage.<
Cleaning agents may contain hazardous
or health-damaging substances. Follow
the warning and hazard instructions on the
packaging. For interior cleaning, always open
the doors or windows of the vehicle.
Do not use any products that are not intended
for cleaning the vehicle.<
External care
Washing your vehicle
Especially during the winter months the
vehicle should be frequently washed.
Dirt and road salt can damage the vehicle.<
After washing the vehicle, apply the
brakes briefly to dry them; otherwise,
water can reduce braking efficiency over the
short term and the brake rotors can corrode.<
Car washes
Preference should be given to cloth car washes.
Do not use automatic high-pressure car
washes; otherwise, water may drip into
the vehicle around the windows.<
Before driving into the car wash, check if the
system is suitable for your MINI. Observe the
following points:
> Vehicle dimensions, page 189
> If necessary: fold in the outside mirrors,
page 41
> Maximum permissible tire width
Avoid car washes with tracks higher than
4 in/10 cm; otherwise, the chassis could
be damaged.<
Preparations for driving into the car wash:
> Unscrew the rod antenna.
> Deactivate the rain sensor
* to prevent
unintentional wiping.
> Deactivate the rear window wiper
* and
protect it from damage. Ask the car wash
operator about measures that can be taken
to protect the wipers.
> Remove additional attachments, e.g. spoil-
ers or telephone antennas, if there is a
possibility that they could be damaged.
> Inserting the remote control into the ignition
lock.
Automatic transmission
Before driving into the car wash, make sure that
the vehicle can roll:
1. Place the remote control, even with Comfort
Access, in the ignition lock.
2. Move the selector lever to position N.
3. Release the parking brake.
4. Switch off the engine.
5. Insert the remote control in the ignition lock
so that the vehicle can roll.
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Summary of Content

Care MOBILITY 153CareCar-care productsRegular cleaning and care helps to maintain the value of your MINI.The manufacturer of your MINI recommends using manufacturer-approved products to clean and care for your vehicle.Your MINI dealer would be pleased to advise you on cleaning and care products and services for your MINI.The ingredients of original MINI Care Products have been tested, and the products have been tested in the laboratory and in practice. They offer optimum care and protection for your vehicle.Do not use any cleansers containing alcohol or solvents as these may cause damage.Cleaning agents may contain hazardous or health-damaging substances. Follow the warning and hazard instructions on the packaging. For interior cleaning, always open the doors or windows of the vehicle. Do not use any products that are not intended for cleaning the vehicle.External careWashing your vehicleEspecially during the winter months the vehicle should be frequently washed. Dirt and road salt can damage the vehicle.After washing the vehicle, apply the brakes briefly to dry them; otherwise, water can reduce braking efficiency over the short term and the brake rotors can corrode.Car washesPreference should be given to cloth car washes.Do not use automatic high-pressure car washes; otherwise, water may drip into the vehicle around the windows.Before driving into the car wash, check if the system is suitable for your MINI. Observe the following points: Vehicle dimensions, page 189 If necessary: fold in the outside mirrors, page 41 Maximum permissible tire widthAvoid car washes with tracks higher than 4 in/10 cm; otherwise, the chassis could be damaged.Preparations for driving into the car wash: Unscrew the rod antenna. Deactivate the rain sensor* to prevent unintentional wiping. Deactivate the rear window wiper* and protect it from damage. Ask the car wash operator about measures that can be taken to protect the wipers. Remove additional attachments, e.g. spoil-ers or telephone antennas, if there is a possibility that they could be damaged. Inserting the remote control into the ignition lock.Automatic transmissionBefore driving into the car wash, make sure that the vehicle can roll:1. Place the remote control, even with Comfort Access, in the ignition lock.2. Move the selector lever to position N.3. Release the parking brake.4. Switch off the engine.5. Insert the remote control in the ignition lock so that the vehicle can roll.Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 607 490 - 03/11 BMW AGOnline Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 607 490 - 03/11 BMW AG