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MINI is a British car manufacturing brand that specializes in the production of small vehicles.

Originally founded in 1959 by the British Motor Corporation, MINI was later acquired by BMW in 2000. MINI has expanded its product line to include a range of models, including the MINI Coupe, MINI Clubman, and MINI Countryman. Since then 13 different models of Mini have been produced with the majority of models winning numerous awards, including the original MINI model coming second place in the Car of the Century awards.

Frequent Asked Questions

What brand of tyres do Mini use?

MINI have been originally equipped with various tyre brands over the years. These brands include Michelin, Continental, Hankook and Kumho.

What size are Mini tyres?

MINI tyre sizes differ between the model of car. If you are unsure on your car's tyre size, enter your registration at Blackcircles.com today.

Are Mini tyres run flat?

Like other car manufacturers, most MINI models are originally equipped with run flat tyres. If you want to make sure that your MINI model is fitted with run flat tyres, it is recommended to check your vehicle handbook. Regarding new tyres for your MINI, entering your registration into the Blackcircles.com registration tool will show tyres that are suited for your specific model's tyre size and popular tyre models that other Blackcircles.com customers have previously purchased.

What should the tyre pressure be on my Mini?

It's important to note that tyre pressure requirements differ for each Mini model and tyre size. Refer to the owner's manual or check the label on the door jamb for precise pressure information.

How do I reset the TPMS on a Mini?

To reset the TPMS on your Mini, begin by verifying that your tyres are inflated to the recommended level. Find the TPMS reset button, usually situated below the steering wheel. You can also access the reset option through the vehicle's onboard system, available in the car's settings. Press and hold the reset button or select the reset option in the system. Wait for a confirmation message to appear, indicating the successful TPMS reset. For specific instructions on your Mini model, refer to your vehicle's handbook.

How much do Mini tyres cost?

MINI is a brand specialising in small and stylish cars. The pricing of MINI tyres can vary depending on the specific model and size required. Generally, MINI tyres fall into the mid-range price category.

Is it Mini tyres or tires?

When referring to MINI wheels, both "MINI tyres" and "MINI tires" are acceptable spellings, with the variation depending on the country. In the United States, the term "MINI Tires" is more frequently used, whereas in the UK, "tyres" is the more prevalent spelling.

Car Tyres: Frequent Asked Questions

How often should my car tyres be checked?

You should check your car tyres on a regular basis. It is recommended that you give them a full visual inspection at least once a month – looking for any signs of irregular wear, damage, and foreign objects within the tread. As well as this monthly check-up, make sure to give them a full inspection before any long journeys, ensuring you have the correct air pressure in the tyres. If you have a spare tyre in your boot – do not forget to also check this.

What is the minimum legal tread depth?

The legal tread depth for car tyres in the UK is 1.6mm of tread across the central three-quarters of the tyre, around its entire circumference. Once your tyres have reached around 2-3mm in tread depth, you should start to think about buying new tyres so you are not caught out.

Are there fines for driving with illegal car tyres?

If you are found to be driving on tyres which do not comply with regulations, you can face a fine of up to £2,500 and 3 penalty points on your licence for each illegal tyre.

Why is correct air pressure important for tyres?

Tyres are designed to work to their optimum performance based on the correct air pressure being applied to the tyre. If you have too little pressure within the tyre, you will find that it can increase rolling resistance and will wear unevenly on the outer edges of the tyre. A tyre with too much air pressure can suffer from poor braking and unreliable handling. The mid-section of the tyre will wear unevenly in this case. Over time, a tyre with incorrect air pressure will become dangerous as it wears unevenly and risks a tyre blowout when driving.

How long do car tyres last for?

The lifespan of car tyres varies based on several factors, including driving habits, road conditions, and maintenance. On average, car tyres typically last between 20,000 and 30,000 miles, or approximately 3 to 5 years. However, this will vary, and some tyres may wear out quicker. Always check your tyres regularly to make sure they are safe and legal.