Trust Your Tire Service Needs to the Professionals at Tom Bush MINI 

When it comes to your tires, there's no reason to settle for second best. Outside of the gasoline in your tank, your tires are the most vital component of your MINI that get you where you need to go. So, the next time you plan on taking a weekend trip from Jacksonville to Daytona FL, make sure that your tires are up to the task. 

Common Tire Needs 

Tires, like everything else in your vehicle, need to be taken care of to make sure they can do their job over the long haul. The first and probably most important thing you need to do is periodically check your tire pressure. Tires slowly lose their pressure over time, and you'll have to refill them with air from your local service station. Know your tires' PSI, though if you don't, you can always find it inscribed right on your tire. Temperature drops can also adversely affect your tire pressure, as every ten degrees dropped equals one PSI lost, so keep that in mind. 

The other thing to keep track of is cracks in your tire. This can happen due to exposure to harsh weather conditions such as the extreme heat we get around Jacksonville Beach and Fruit Cove. As cracks continue to form, your risk for a blowout intensifies, so don't procrastinate on getting your tires changes if you notice they are cracking. 

How to Spot a Slow Leak? 

The roads are an unpredictable place, and as such, punctures can happen be they from debris or a wayward nail. However, a slow leak is not so obvious to spot as pinhole leaks can appear in the tread or sidewall. 

The best way for Saint Augustine and Riverside FL drivers to spot a pinhole leak is to take some dish soap and mix it with water into a spray bottle. Spray the mixture onto the tire, and the air escaping from the tire will form bubbles over the spot where the pinhole leak is. 

How Often Should I Get My Tires Rotated? 

The answer to this question largely depends on your brand of tires. Tires should be rotated between every 3,000 to 7,000 miles, which is closer to the latter if you have higher quality tires. Another way to look at it is that Palm Coast FL drivers should get their MINI's tires rotated once every other oil change. 

Don't Wait, Stop by and See Us Today 

If it's been a while since you last got your tires changed or rotated, please come in and see us today. Nothing good can come from procrastinating on your tires, so make an appointment with the service department at Tom Bush MINI today.


  • Mon 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tues 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wed 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thurs 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sun Closed


  • Low profile, stiff sidewalls and softer rubber compounds improve traction and cornering performance
  • Shallow water channels provide more tread surface area but sacrifices wet weather handling
  • Resistant to heat build-up especially in hot climate conditions


  • Detailed tread configurations and premium rubber compounds offer versatility and value
  • Designed for a comfortable ride year-round in moderate climates
  • Not recommended in driving conditions with temperatures below 45°


  • Special rubber compounds enable treads to remain soft and flexible at temperatures below 45°F
  • More aggressive tread pattern maximizes road contact and traction
  • Sharper edges and closer spacing allow for better grip on snow and ice
Low-profile wheels and tires are more susceptible to road hazard and consequential damage. Some of the wheels shown may not be compatible with all models. Speak to a MINI Service Advisor for compatibility details.