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Get Behind the Wheel of the MINI Brand Vehicle You Want This Month with Special Offers and Deals in Portland

At MINI of Portland, we're proud to serve the greater Portland, OR area with a selection of eye-catching and fun to drive compact cars. Our collection of MINI brand models is unparalleled in this area, and we enjoy matching each person who visits us with their perfect fit. If you're ready to find yours, we have great news. Act now to take advantage of our special deals and find the vehicle and the payments you've been dreaming about.

 

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The Hatchback Is Still a Worthy Vehicle

When it is time to start looking for your next vehicle, you might want to stop and take a serious look at the hatchback. This might not be a design that you think about first, but there are quite a few reasons why it should now come to the top of your list.

The hatchback provides more room in the rear for your passengers. This is a feature that is worth making mention of. Many sedans have a roofline that can be a bit lower for taller individuals, but hatchbacks tend to raise that bar enough to make everyone comfortable…

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Keeping Drivers and Bicyclists Safe on the Road

When it comes to road safety, special consideration needs to be made for bicyclists. The team at MINI of Portland has some tips to make sure that cars and bikes can share the streets of Portland harmoniously. Our goal is to keep everyone safe.

Distracted driving is a major issue for a variety of reasons. One of the best things you can do for bicyclists is to make sure you stay off of your devices when behind the wheel. Along those same lines, bicyclists should avoid headphones so that they are aware of vehicles around them.

 

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What Does Your Car Battery Do?

Here at MINI of Portland, we want all of our customers to be able to fully take care of their vehicles. That is why we are committed to informing you about many of the basic features and maintenance items found on your vehicle.

One of the most common components of your car is its battery. The battery powers the entire vehicle. It is what allows the car to start and to have the lights and radio running. The battery is like the heart of your vehicle. If your car battery is going bad, then you may notice that it is…

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Get Ready for Winter Driving with a Comprehensive Winter Survival Kit

With winter just around the corner, you need to make sure your car is ready to go in cold weather. This includes proper winterization of your car and making certain you have a proper winter survival kit. Your life and those of your loved ones depends on it.

In your automobile winter survival kit, you need to include extra pieces of warm clothing and blankets. Clothing includes boots, gloves, and caps. Your kit also needs a reliable, powerful flashlight, jumper cables, and extra water.  

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Does Your Vehicle Need All-Season Tires or Winter Tires?

There are ways to prepare for driving safely in winter weather, and we can help at MINI of Portland. If you want to know which type of tires that you need, read further to understand the difference between winter tires and all-season tires.

If you're driving in areas with little snow, then all-season tires are probably suitable. If you reside in an area that has frequent, heavy snow with black ice, then you should have a set of winter tires mounted before winter sets in because winter tires have more biting edges and deeper tread patterns. 

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Strap Your Child in Safe

Failing to place your child in their car seat properly can leave them vulnerable in an event of an accident. If you have questions or concerns you can always contact the NHTSA, who has check stations for your child's car seat around the country. Would you like some helpful tips when putting your child in their safety seat? At MINI of Portland, we want you to be as informed as possible, so here are a few tips to help you keep your kid safe and comfortable.

Use Instructions On Car Seat

Remember to read the guidelines before installing the…

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Tips to Help You Reduce Glare

When you're driving on the road at night, try to shift your focus to something else on the road aside from the oncoming headlights. This will help to reduce the glare that you experience when you're meeting another car. If you're driving on a busy highway, then consider slightly looking to the right side of the road instead of the center of the roadway.

An option for reducing glare at night is to wear nighttime glasses. They are coated on the front of the lens and the back. This design is similar to sunglasses and reduces the…

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