They don't even take the wheels off these days! They just check the discs and pads from the front and back!One of the big points the dealer made when I was buying mine was the reduced running costs which included servicing. If it cost more than £240 to take four wheels off, check the brakes (that don't get the use of an ICE car), change the brake fluid and give it a once-over inspection I'll certainly be asking how they justify it.
Talked to Mini this morning. The first service for the Mini EV is at 2 years old.I think that £10 a month is reasonable if you make use of the seasonal checks, washes, fluid top ups, map updates, one MOT as well as the actual services. The first service for the Mini EV is after 2 years for basically a visual check and brake fluid replacement. So you would have paid £240 in. A brake fluid service is at most around £70, so it does look expensive.
That is cheaper, it’s £10 a month for the EV and £17.99 for non EVs. A saving of £7.99 a month from Mini. I’m sure you can get it cheaper elsewhere for less but I’m not sure where you take a EV for a proper check at the moment as they are a bit new and specialist. I’m happy with £10 a month. You also get seasonal checks, map updates, wash and vac. So for main dealer servicing it seems a good deal to me, and £10 a month is a lot less then I used to pay for other cars.Are they joking - £431 for brake fluid, a filter and plugging a laptop in. What a rip off. EVs are supposed to be cheaper to service!
Yes that's what I said! So I spoke to the service manager and he said to be fair there's no two year old Mini EVs yet so it may be cheaper. I said so how much is an i3 service then, they've been out 6/7 years with the same motor, brake fluid and pollen filter? He said £401!!!Are they joking - £431 for brake fluid, a filter and plugging a laptop in. What a rip off. EVs are supposed to be cheaper to service!
Totally agree with you on VW! So on the service plan it's nearly half the price of just paying when the service is required and you would hope that they know what they are doing! The MOT is in too. You already get the map updates for 3 years anyway on the Mini Connected Drive.That is cheaper, it’s £10 a month for the EV and £17.99 for non EVs. A saving of £7.99 a month from Mini. I’m sure you can get it cheaper elsewhere for less but I’m not sure where you take a EV for a proper check at the moment as they are a bit new and specialist. I’m happy with £10 a month. You also get seasonal checks, map updates, wash and vac. So for main dealer servicing it seems a good deal to me, and £10 a month is a lot less then I used to pay for other cars.
It was £17 a month for my VW Arteon and T-Roc and they are rip off merchants, if you don’t use the services before you sell the car they keep all the money you have paid, I lost over £100 in payments to VW on the Arteon because I sold the car after 6 months and it had not had a service. With Mercedes it was a little more expensive BUT any unused funds from the plan are returned to you when you sell the car or cancel the service plan. So when I sold my Merc they sent me £120 back.
I spoke to my dealer on Monday when we picked the car up and he said that the the first brake fluid change on BMWs is normally at 3 years. To keep the Mini EV on the 2 yearly schedule for service they have brought the brake fluid change forward to 2 years so this is why the cost is a bit more. This maybe makes the £10 per month, £240 per service slightly more palatable then?As promised after our Roadster S passed it s mot-2000 miles exactly since last year-must use it more but he EV is fun and cheap!
Cost of service for an EV -went like this ' mmm we've not done one yet. Mmmm can't see it anywhere-Right-Basic Scope, microfilter ([pollen) and brake fluid change-about £200 I'd say. But of course that is every 2 years-there won't be a bigger service as per the petrol ie no spark plugs air filter etc so the price will be the same whereas every 4 you get an expensive one with the petrol '
Seemed ok at £200 but won't want to be paying any more! Father in laws Leaf was £200 yearly-to maintain their recovery-now that did seem to be a huge rip off!
The first BMW brake fluid change is normally at 3 years then subsequently every 2 years. As the Mini EV is serviced every 2 years I suppose it removes the need to have it in at 3 years just to change the brake fluid.I was told 3 years for the first brake fluid change; why is the Mini EV any different.
Thinking about it, with regenerative breaking and no clutch the hydraulics should have an easier time not a harder one. It makes no sense to me.