Different opinions re. servicing by OBC or otherwise i.e
The Service Interval Indicator looks at many different factors in determining the next interval. These include, at the least, average speed, average rpm, maximum rpm, engine hours, time (as in how long the car has been sitting without driving it) etc. For people who drive smoothly, and mostly highway, you'll definitely see higher service intervals. A car that spends more time in 1st and 2nd gear at lower speeds or idle will probably see short intervals. So yes, 18,000 miles to the next service is normal. That said, most mechanics I have talked to recommend changing the oil every 5000 - 8000 miles.
2007 Sparkling Silver and White MINI Cooper S
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