Motoringfile reader Kim asks this week.

>Is there a quick & easy way to find out all recalls and service bulletins for my 2003 Mini Automatic? (not an “S”)

You could do a quick Google search or even search here at MF. But those won’t give you a complete list like you might be looking for.

The best way that we know of to get a complete list of service bulletins for your MINI is to actually visit your MINI dealer. While you are there, see if they will scan your key to see what work has or has not been done.

This is essential if you are planning on buying or have already purchased a MINI used from a third party.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper Ask MF without your feedback or ideas. Any short cuts out there for finding a list of service bulletins?