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FREE Mini videos in our new YouTube playlist!

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Free step-by-step video tutorials for your Mini

Do you own a Mini One, Mini Cooper or Mini Cooper S? Maybe you're thinking about buying one of these British-built superminis? Wondering if the Mini is a good, reliable car? Crash safety experts Euro NCAP awarded the Mini Cooper four stars out of five overall in 2014, while the Mini has performed strongly in Auto Express's previous Driver Power owner satisfaction surveys.

You can save yourself lots of money by carrying out maintenance and repairs on your own car, and Haynes' Owners Workshop Manual for the Mini (2014 - 2018) shows you how to perform basic jobs such as checking the tyre pressures, fluid levels and changing the wiper blades as well as more advanced procedures such as replacing the fuel pump and renewing the driveshafts.

Haynes has also just added 20 videos that show you, step by step, how to do the jobs shown above (and more) on your Mini F55 or F56. Our Mini YouTube playlist shows you:

How to change the starter motor
How to renew the spark plugs
How to replace the rear light bulbs
How to change the wiper blades
How to replace the air filter
How to change the coolant
How to renew the water pump
How to check the fluid levels (shown below)
How to replace the headlight bulbs
How to change the rear shock absorbers
How to replace the front struts
How to change the front brake pads
How to replace the rear brake pads
How to renew the auxiliary drive belt
How to change a driveshaft
How to replace the battery
How to renew the alternator
How to change the pollen filter
How to renew the fuel pump
How to change the transmission oil

The videos are designed to complement our print and online manuals for the Mini One, Cooper and Cooper S with the 1.2 litre (1198cc), 1.5 litre (1499cc) and 2.0 litre (1998cc) turbo petrol engines and the 1.5 litre (1496cc) turbodiesel engine. They do NOT cover 2.0 litre turbodiesel, or Clubman, Countryman, Convertible, or John Cooper Works (JCW) versions, or ‘Mk 2’-based models (Paceman, Roadster, Coupe) or facelifted ‘Mk 3’ range introduced March 2018.


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Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Mini, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your car. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Mini can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

Get the full print or online manual here

Here’s the Mini fluid level checks video from YouTube:

Buyer’s guide: the 2014-2018 Mini story

Building on the success of the ‘new’ MINI introduced in July 2002, and the Mk2 MINI, the Mk3 MINI covered by this manual, was introduced in 3-door hatchback form (model designation F56) in January 2014. The 5-door versions (model designations F55) was introduced in September of that year. 

The range of engines offered were BMW's own modular designed 3-, and 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, featuring double overhead camshafts, turbochargers, direct fuel injection and advanced emission control systems. 

Although there were Convertible, Clubman and 2.0-litre diesel variants, these are not covered by this manual. 

Over the years, the range was has been improved with minor cosmetic/mechanical revisions and variants, but the same ‘wheel on each corner’ driving fun has remained.  

All models have fully independent front and rear suspension, with anti-roll bars fitted both to the front and rear assemblies.  

A wide range of standard and optional equipment is available within the MINI range to suit most tastes, including central locking, electric windows, air conditioning, an electric sunroof, an anti-lock braking system, a traction control system, a dynamic stability control system and numerous airbags.