When the Weather Takes a Turn, an All-Wheel Drive MINI Can be Your Best Friend

We're no strangers to the occasionally treacherous commute here in the Portland area. When roads get wet and you need a little peace of mind for your evening drive, a vehicle with all-wheel drive offers the traction you're looking for. Now, thanks to MINI of Portland and our collection of stylish, compact vehicles, now you can express your personality with MINI style and get AWD at the same time.

 

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Meticulously Maintained and Lovingly Cared For - Discover Retired MINI Loaner Cars Available for Sale in Portland

Ever wonder what happens to the cars that the MINI of Portland service center uses as loaners when customers are having work done and need a reliable car at the same time? Eventually, service loaner MINI models are retired after a while, and then we place them for sale in our showroom, where you can meet them, purchase them, and save, all at the same time.

 

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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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Are Roadside Emergency Kits Valuable?

Drivers hope that their travels don't result in unfortunate mishaps, but vehicles could become disabled without warning. Flat tires, undiagnosed mechanical problems, and even bad weather may leave a vehicle stranded. Keeping a roadside emergency kit in the trunk might help when things prove concerning.

A roadside emergency kit could contain valuable items, such as road markers, flashlights, tires, and other tools, along with weather-protections belongings. A raincoat and a blanket may have value when temperatures prove uncomfortable.

 

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Your Basic Guide to Gaskets

Gaskets are an unsung but vitally necessary automotive part. What are they and what do they do? We asked our MINI of Portland service techs to give us and you an quick rundown.

Automotive Gaskets 101

Gaskets are a type of seal, and the two words often appear interchangeably. Automotive gaskets serve as a flat seal that fills a gap between two components. The seal stops leakage. Gasket design results in structure that withstands low and high compressive loads over long periods. Gaskets conform to a range of shapes, specs and modifications. The most common are:

  • Spiral wound
  • Double jacketed…
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