For the first time we can remember MINI is tweaking what its free maintenance program covers. While it’s not quit comparable to the big changes in BMW’s program (which has been shortened to match MINI’s), they are still worth noting. And perhaps being disappointed about.

As before, all new MINI vehicles will come with 3-year, 36,000 mile, free maintenance for 2017. As it is with the current program this coverage is non-transferable. What is changing is what is covered. More specifically the following items have been removed from coverage of the new program:

– Brake pads
– Brake discs
– Wiper baldes
– Engine drive belts
– MT clutches

To coincide with this change, this March 2016 MINI will begin to offer an additional range of fully transferable dealer-sold MPU products that provide an opportunity to further enhance and extend coverage. However the key word there is offer. They will not be free.