Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about your MINI? We’ve put together some of our frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re after you can submit a question using the form at the bottom of this page.

To contact Bowker Preston located at Preston Docklands simply call 01772 761234, alternatively you can contact them online here.

To contact Bowker Blackburn located at Trident Park on the Ring Road, simply call 01254 274333, alternatively you can contact them online here.

The opening hours for Bowker Preston MINI are as follows:

Sales Department:
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 6.00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Appointments Advisable)
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Service Department:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Sunday: CLOSED
 
The opening hours for Bowker Blackburn MINI are as follows:
 
Sales Department:
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Appointments Advisable)
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Service Department:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

A full service for a MINI might be scheduled every 12 months if you use your vehicle a lot and record relatively high mileage, or around every 10-12,000 miles. Compared to an interim service, a full service covers more vehicle checks, such as air filter maintenance, door locks and spark plugs.

Book a Service

When your MINI requires a service a service icon will appear on your dashboard. If you have added your MINI to the app you will be sent a notification, you will also be able to book a service via the MINI App.

You are always welcome to bring your vehicle in so that our service department may perform an actual key read on your vehicle to let you know if it is due for service.

Book a Service

The cost of a service can vary depending on the age and mileage of the vehicle. Bowker MINI offer a bespoke discount* on vehicles over three years old. Learn more about our Bespoke Discount click here.

Book a Service

Both Bowker Preston and Bowker Blackburn have service Centres with trained MINI technicians. Book your appointment or contact us today for a quote. Call 01772 761234 for Preston, or 01254 274333 for Blackburn.

Book a Service

The price of an MOT at Bowker MINI is just £39.99. Not only will you be leaving your pride and joy in the safe hands of an expert MINI Technician, but they will take it through 150 rigorous checks and only use Genuine MINI Parts for any repairs.

Unsure about when your MINI needs an MOT? Click here and enter your vehicle’s make and registration number.

Book an MOT

Yes, you can part-exchange your current MINI for a new model, and the good news, it’s really simply and our team are here to assist you with any questions you have. So, whether you’re looking for a fully Electric, Plug-in Hybrid, Diesel or a Petrol MINI we have what you’re looking for. You’re guaranteed to find the perfect MINI for you.

Why not use our Finance Health Check to see what your vehicle is worth?

Value my Vehicle

Selling your MINI is really easy! We’re are currently looking for MINIs to add to our Approved Used stock. Our valuations are quick, accurate, and reflect the condition of your car at the time of inspection. Holding a full MINI service history will improve the value of your car.

Sell My MINI

Yes, at Bowker MINI we offer Complimentary Finance Health Check, regardless of the make or model of vehicle you currently own. Why not see what your vehicle could be worth?

Value My Vehicle

With the MINI App you can plan journeys more easily than ever before. Start from the comfort of your couch by planning your route from the app, then send it directly to your MINI’s infotainment system so you’re ready to go. Plus, you can use the MINI App on your smartphone to track down where you’ve parked and even check whether you locked your doors. And when your next service is due, the app will ping you a notification to remind you to get booked in with your local Bowker MINI Centre.

To add your MINI to your MINI App, first make sure you have downloaded the app. When given the option to login or register. Once this stage is complete and you have logged in, enter your four digit pin to complete authentication. 

You will then be able to add your MINI onto the App using your vehicles VIN number.

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