Thursday, November 19, 2009

Free Snow Tires From MINI USA

I recently received an email from MINI USA that announced they would be installing winter tires on the fleet of MINI-E cars in New York and New Jersey (sorry California, but you don't need them anyway) at no cost. I called Morristown MINI a couple days later to set up the appointment and they didn't know anything about it. Seems I was the first to call about them. After waiting on hold for a few minutes while they made some phone calls, I was told that I was right and that they just confirmed it with MINI. They didn't get the tires yet so I made an appointment in two weeks which will coincide with my third scheduled service anyway so they can do both services in the same visit. I'm not sure if MINI is being nice to us or if they just don't want us crashing up their expensive electric cars when it snows. Whatever the motive, I'm happy. Thanks MINI!

4 comments:

  1. I'm sure they don't want crashed MINI E's, but it's still nice to have snow tires! Wonder how the batteries will do in the cold weather ...

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  2. I'm finding about a 15% reduction in range so far, and that's with average temps in the 40's. It will be interesting when we get down in the 20's and below.

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  4. During winter it is allowed to use studded tires that will add traction to icy or snow roads. It is advisable to use these tires especially during heavy snow fall that almost 3-5 inches of snow covers the road. But this post about free snow tires From MINI USA is really an amazing idea. It will be nice to have that during winter.

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