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Mini Cooper


BMW purchased the iconic MINI brand in 2000, and they have done a stellar job in advancing their design, technology, and performance.

MINI Coopers inherit many of the excellent driving dynamics for which the BMW is known for. The styling is unique and proudly different - many of the controls resemble those of an airplane, and even the logo has wings in it. The Cooper-S models offer turbocharging technology, designed to offer higher power and improved fuel economy. The best part about MINIs is the amazing customers that drive them - typically fascinating characters with a deep love for their cars.

Our Technicians

Our BMW expertise translates nicely to MINI Coopers. Our ASE Certified techs have many years of experience with all three generation of MINIs - from the early R50/R52/R53 cars with the Supercharged engines, to the legendary R55/R56/R57 Second Generation, to the 2014+ F54/F5/F56 3rd Generation MINIs. Our techs are constantly receiving training to continuously improve and fine-tune their techniques to offer you accurate diagnostics and repair quality on par with the dealership. Come see that 'Ditch The Dealer' is all about!

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Advanced MINI Cooper Diagnostics and Programming

MINIs are small cars that punch above their weight in performance and design. They are technologically advanced sports cars that require specialist tools and technicians to diagnose them properly. CarHavn, as a true MINI specialist, has invested in the right tools and equipment to accurately diagnose and repair your MINI. Our main tool is not the wrench - it's the laptop, loaded with the same software the franchised dealers use to run diagnostics. We can replace and program modules too. Come see why our customers affectionately know us as 'MINI of New Haven'!

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MINI Cooper Maintenance

MINIs use a combination of sensors and time-measuring computers to establish the ideal time to perform maintenance. While this may sound like a great idea, experience has demonstrated that a careful owner needs to perform maintenance on a more frequent basis. Our recommendation is to replace the engine oil and filter every 5,000 miles or 6 months, to begin with. Other parts like spark plugs, coils, thermostats, and batteries have their own replacement intervals. See us for time-tested, expert recommended maintenance intervals for your MINI Hardtop, Clubman, Countryman, Paceman, Roadster, or Convertible.

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MINI Cooper Timing Chain Replacement Service

We replace timing chains, guides, pulleys, and tensioners on MINIs on a daily basis. Our technicians have deep expertise in all MINI engines. We offer a 24 month, 24,000 mile warranty on this service.

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Our technicians have replaced timing chains hundreds of times with excellent results. We understand this delicate job very well.

Specialist Tools

CarHavn has the exact specialist tools to replace MINI timing chains in every engine in the lineup.

Upgraded Parts

There is no sense in using the same OEM kit that is known to fail. We upgrade the original part with a sturdier, proven better timing set.

MINI Cooper Turbocharger Replacement Service

The turbo in a MINI is a wear item - and it tends to last approximately 100,000 miles. MINI does not make turbos - they source them from Borg-Werner, which is the brand we use to give you the same dealer quality for less. We also use the excellent LiquiMoly Turbo additive and a fresh turbo install kit.


Our trained technicians have replaced hundreds of MINI turbos. We have this job down to a science.

OE Parts

We use the excellent Borg-Werner turbo, not a replica or copycat, for best results.

LiquiMoly Additives

We prime the new turbo with the amazing LiquiMoly Turbocharger Additive, to minimize initial wear and extend the life of the new turbo.