Desi Auto Care

307 South White Horse Pike,
Stratford, NJ 08084 US
5.0
38 Reviews
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24 Months / 24,000 Miles Warranty (Including Parts & Labor)

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Desi Auto Care is a full service MINI COOPER specialized repair and service center in Stratford, NJ. (Serving South Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware) We bring over 30 years of European automotive experience and technical expertise. We’re team of MINI COOPER factory trained specialists with dealer level expertise.

We welcome you to our facility, upon your visit we will explain to you which of the repairs are required to correct existing problems and which are for preventive maintenance. We will provide you all diagnostic details, why the problem occurred, what the cause was and what the correction is and after repair test drive report.

Independent MINI COOPER Repair Shop Service Doesn’t Void Warranty
You don’t have to take your MINI COOPER to the dealer to maintain your warranty

We have the experience, resources and knowledge to meet all your MINI COOPER repair and service needs. Your work will be done at a REASONABLE cost. We will not perform any repair work without your prior authorization. No hidden cost.

We take pride in our personal service to our customers and their MINI COOPERS. We’re proud to be a Female Friendly repair shop. Your satisfaction is our top priority. Experience the difference!

Meet Our Lead MINI Master Technician - Anthony Stawiarski

I am a MINI lover and MINI enthusiast. I own two MINIs.

I’m a lead MINI-Master Technician at Desi Auto Care and have 12 years of repair/service experience strictly working on MINIs. For years I have worked at local MINI dealership. With my MINI dealership training and working experience I want your MINI to be better than ever.

I want to know why you love your MINI. I will help you maintain your MINI just the way you want it. Just ask me, I can point you in the right direction based on your end goal, whether it be repairs, maintenance or performance upgrades you might be interested in:

  • I have a high passion for the MINIs and I love to have interactions with MINI owners.
  • I’m a member of several Mini owners clubs.
  • My family owns total of nine MINIs.
  • My knowledge and expertise will keep your MINI in great condition for years.

We’re Proud to be a Female Friendly!

  • 47 % of our customers are women
  • Women deserve a repair shop they can fully trust
  • Our technician will take time to explain things with patience
  • Please! Ask us any questions; we’ll be very happy to answer
  • Your questions accurately answered in ways you can understand
  • We provides detailed written estimate of the work to be performed
  • We make sure women’s experience of MINI COOPER repair is a pleasant one

Our criteria for a female customer are - honesty, respect, integrity and willingness for open communication. As you walk into our shop the receptionist will welcome you with friendly greeting, you can’t help but notice the clean, fresh smell of our beautiful waiting area. The fresh Keurig coffee brewed one cup at a time and lots of free refreshments for you and “of course Very Clean Restroom!"

There is Only One Boss – The Customer!

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Service inspections
  • Local courtesy rides
  • Routine maintenance
  • Performance upgrades
  • Major and minor repairs
  • NJ State inspection facility
  • 24 Hours emergency towing
  • Verified by MiniRepairShops.com
  • NJ State emission repair facility
  • Clean-Comfortable waiting area
  • We accept after-market extended warranties
  • Dealer level state of the art - full diagnostics for MINI COOPER
  • Free Coffee, Tea, Soda, Cookie, Juice, Candy, Snacks
  • Highest quality OES Parts (Original Equipment Supplier)
  • Highest quality OEM Parts (Original Equipment Manufacturer)

Amenities

  • After Hours Drop-Off
  • Cable TV
  • Customer Lounge
  • Free Wifi
  • Magazines
  • Refreshments
  • Shuttle Service
  • Transit Accessible
  • Walkable Area
  • Weekend Hours

Meet Our Team

  • Shawn McShea

    Lead Master Technician

    Lead Master Technician Shawn McShea grew up with a extra ordinary talent for fixing cars and a passion for Mini Cooper. Shawn is the third generation of his technician family. Shawn has more than thirty years experience of GERMAN, EUROPEAN and JAPANESE auto repair and maintenance. Shawn also has twelve years experience as a lead master technician at BMW and Mercedes-Benz dealerships. Shawn and his team of technicians continue to keep up-to-date with information on the latest models, tools and knowledge to service your modern Mini Cooper.

Coupons & Promotions

  • First Time Customer Special

    10% Off Labor for Mini Cooper Customers

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Awards & Affiliations

ASE Master Auto TechniciansASE Master Auto Technicians
BBB Accredited Business A+ RatingBBB Accredited Business A+ Rating
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38 Reviews

  • Nikolai Semenovich3 days ago

    I l live in Salem County, but heard good things about this niche MINI specialist shop. The service was very professional and I got a great deal on my overall service. Anthony walked me through the entire process and even showed me where my MINI needed attention prior to working on it. I wasn't sure what was needed, but I haven't had it serviced in over a year and the dealer was not an option for me -they're too expensive. I ended up getting engine leak fixed and clutch replacement and an overall diagnostic to prepare for future repairs. 5+ stars! Honesty goes a long way!! I'll be coming back.

    2012 Mini Cooper Cooper - S
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    Remi3 days ago

    Hello Nikolai!

    It was a pleasure taking care of your MINI. Thank you.

    Best wishes from - MINI specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

  • Mullin1 month ago

    Went to Drew with engine issue. He was able to see that I needed a new coil and had it changed in a little over an hour. I feel very comfortable with him as he is no-nonsense and specialized in MINI.

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    Drew1 month ago

    Hello Mullin!

    We welcomes you to out MINI-Family of fine customers. Thank you.

    Best wishes from - MINI specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

  • Ben Elders2 months ago

    Out of warranty German car owners need to know that there is hope. There is a shop out there with real PROS, that live and breath German cars, they know it inside out, like the back of their hands. Knowing what they worth and how much they save you, they are very honest, will never take advantage of or exploit a customer.

    I took my baby there for front sway bar bushings replacement, after getting an crazy estimate at the dealer. I ended up getting a much better, much faster, much nice treatment.

    VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: When I asked if I can, Shawn, the general manager, escorted me into the shop to take a look at my Mini being fixed, which you will never-ever experience at the dealership.

    When I saw the bill, I had the biggest smile on my face, and all I could say is THANK YOU!!

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    Shawn2 months ago

    Hello Ben!

    Thank you for sharing your experience. We appreciate your support.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

  • Michella Hirsch2 months ago

    I have been a customer since Feb, 2017. They are cordial, take the time to really understand your concerns, and the shop simply has a professional vibe to it. There is usually soothing upbeat Jazz music playing in the background to project a calm environment. I am extremely particular about my vehicles and I am not at all surprised they have one week waiting just to get an appointment. It is well deserved!

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    Remi2 months ago

    Hello Michella!

    Thank you for your continue...support!

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

    Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Gary Crotty3 months ago

    I had problems with my MINI Cooper-S air conditioning. They checked it out and refilled the coolant, and put a dye in so I can check for leaks in a few weeks. Because I'm traveling to southern states which is hot weather. Also gave me an oil change and a checkup before my trip (5/5 starts) Sure! I will return.

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    Jessica3 months ago

    Hello Gary!

    We appreciate your support. Thank you.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

  • Kim Hamingway3 months ago

    My Facebook friend of PhillyMini forwarded me a post of FREE synthetic oil change. FREE wipers, FREE fluid fill up and much more...special offers just for the MINI customers at Desi Auto Care. After reading the post, I was excited to visit them and also I was having Timing Chain rattling issue need to be diagnosed. On-board computer does not monitor chain condition. I had to get the roadside assistance from my insurance to tow the car to the shop. Sean found that that issue was a defective tensioner. Today new tensioner installed, I got FREE oil change and 20% discount from total repair bill -- WOW..! Car running better than ever. I'm a very happy Drexel student drives back to campus.

    If you're a MINI owner, don't miss special offers on their Facebook post. You'll save hundreds/thousands. Again, Facebook steered me in the right direction for amazing deals.

    Steered. Ha!

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    Jessica3 months ago

    Hello Kim!

    We welcomes you to our MINI-family of fine customers. Thank you for taking time to review.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

    Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Glen Rosenblatt3 months ago

    Mini was having grinding noise issues and wasn’t starting. I called my uncle who is a mechanic to come look at it. He told me it was a German car-issue, he could not handle and to take it into Desi Auto Care. It was the best advice my uncle gave me. Not only did they find the problem. They gladly fixed the issue and I spent less dollars for the labor. Thanks-wouldn’t be driving without you guys

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    Jessica3 months ago

    Hello Glen!

    Thank you for sharing your experience. We appreciate your support.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

  • Mary Gvili5 months ago

    Had a major problem with my braking system. Sam was able to find an aftermarket part so that the repair was something I could actually afford. He is always willing to work with you and try to find solutions that works for everyone. They're just pleasant people even when I was freaking out with worry.

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    Sam5 months ago

    Hello Mary!

    We appreciate your support. Thank you.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

    Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • John Vitanza6 months ago

    While I was driving from Philadelphia Airport to Kennedy Hospital my '03 Mini Cooper S made a noise and I pulled over onto shoulder. I tried restarting the car to move and it wouldn't move, seems like transmission quit on me or something...Looked online, found Desi Auto Care Mini Cooper Specialist. Ryan explained every step and answered all my questions.

    Ryan worked on my car and it was a phenomenal job! He showed me all the old parts that were taken out and what was causing the issues. He gives me 2 years/ 24,000 miles warranty on repair including labor and parts. For any work needed on German automobiles, these mechanics are good to go. Hey guys! Sorry for cutting into lunch time!

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    Ryan6 months ago

    Hello John!

    Your trust is our asset. Thank you for your support.

    Best wishes from - Mini Cooper specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

  • Jaya Krishnan6 months ago

    Simple as that: If he says it needs to be done, it does. In fact he has told me when I don't need work on my Mini Cooper- Clubman. Being very honest and transparent in the car service business is so rare. Knows his MINI's inside out. Top notch - I trust no one else.

    2008 Mini Cooper Clubman
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    Sam6 months ago

    Hello Jaya!

    Your trust is our asset. Thank you for your support.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

    Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Sulpizio T.6 months ago

    I first took my Mini Cooper to Desi Auto Care in July for an "Inspection 2" aka major service in Mini Cooper parlance. Not only was the work done first class with all OEM parts, but the price of the service was very fair compared to other Mini Specialists. Second time brought the car last week for rear brakes, Catalytic Convertor and same deal.

    Both times, Rachael was friendly - courteous and even offered to drive me to an from the PATCO train station. And I have peace of mind knowing that this shop has built a solid reputation that's reflected not only Google, but also on Mini Cooper web forums.

    As long as i own out-of-warranty Mini Cooper, you're my mechanics!

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    Rachael6 months ago

    Hello Ms. Sulpizio!

    Your trust is our asset. Thank you for your support.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

    Hello Gina!

    Your trust is our asset. Thank you for your support.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

    Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Louis Bovino7 months ago

    I had the tires delivered to Desi Auto Care from TireTrack.com Leslie called me once they arrived and scheduled the install the next day. I dropped the car off and then they gave me a complimentary shuttle to the Route 561 in Voorhees to go to work. Everything went perfect and I couldn't be happier. This is my go-to Mini repair shop as they let me buy my own tires. Sam... keep up the great help to customers.

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    Leslie6 months ago

    Hello Louis!

    It was a pleasure taking care of your Mini.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

  • Carlos Longo7 months ago

    Shawn is absolutely trustworthy! He used to service my 2011 BMW until it was totaled.

    And I have been bringing my wife's Mini Cooper to Desi Auto Care since Feb-2017 (recent job done: Failure of electric power steering pump and variable valve timing issues).

    Will get my E60 m5 tuned up in a first week of Dec. Ask for Sean!

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    Shawn7 months ago

    Hello Carlos!

    Thank you very much for your support.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

  • Gina Duffy8 months ago

    Needed to get everything checked off my endless to-do list. Also to discuss the problem with the plastic around my front light that kept coming off. I was previously told by MINI dealer that it would cost about $900-1000 to fix (including the parts&labor).

    I brought it to Sam and he quoted me at $237. His mechanic took time to check out my car and we scheduled. He told me that my car was intact and in that particular area everything was fixable. I also had a loose part by the door from opening/closing which he fixed while checking out my lights.

    I am a pretty 'gullible' lady when it comes to Mini repairs, and in this case I felt safe with my choice.

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    Sam7 months ago

    Hello Gina!

    Your trust is our asset. Thank you for your support.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

    Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Rudy Caruso8 months ago

    Last month Drew at Desi Auto Care fixed the coolant leak on my Mini. Price was fair. He showed me exactly where the leak was. Back again for some work-clutch replacement and a breather hose. Feels like brand new! I drive out of my way (not by a little either...) to visit these guys. Hands down for 2 yrs warranty on parts & labor.

    Plus, every year they donate to my charity of Cancer society! They care for you.

    -Rudy from West Chester, PA

    2009 Mini Cooper Clubmen
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    Drew8 months ago

    Hello Rudy!

    Thank you for your continue...support.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

  • Annetta Pearl9 months ago

    My car was leaking gas somewhere, as the odor of gas fumes was overwhelming in the cabin. After getting crazy quote from dealer I search online and found Sean and he did a great job diagnosing the issue, and keeping me updated. He even kept all the old parts, and thoroughly pointed out and explained why he had to replace them. I learned about o2 sensors, and other stuff that I've already forgotten. I would recommend Desi Auto Care to anybody in need of MINI service. Also, he was very fast. It was a fairly big job, and he had it done earliest.

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    Sean9 months ago

    Hello Annetta!

    It was a pleasure taking care of your Mini.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

    Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Joe Garrigan1 year ago

    Power steering went out without warning, causing loss of control while driving, Mini dealer advised it was still drivable, but to be cautious due to lack of control/power steering. When parked, smoke began from under hood. I wasn't satisfied with dealer's answer (because he recently sold me this car and they choose NOT to take a responsibility) Called Desi Auto Care and Shawn advised me not drive vehicle, as it was a safety hazard. Once he done diagnostics, he walked me through all the repairs need to be done, gave some recommendations, showed me the condition of all the old worn parts and took the time to answer any question I had. I approved the job and very happy with outcome.

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    Shawn11 months ago

    Hello Joe!

    We welcomes you to our Mini cooper-family of fine customers.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

  • Ignas Barkus1 year ago

    My Mini Cooper check engine light was on (thermostats was stuck on) and brake fluid was too dark. After I demonstrated my urgent need to get those fixed ASAP. Mike at Desi Auto Care made a promise to arrange their schedule and finish in 4 hrs. His prices are always 50% cheaper compared to dealer. Then my engine light was off and by testing it with a 650 miles trip, it has not given me any problems!

    2011 Mini Cooper Coupe S
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    Mike1 year ago

    Hello Ignas!

    Thank you for taking time to review. We appreciate your support.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

  • Viggo Sjostorm1 year ago

    My car accelerating and pedal felt as if air pressure was released. Immediately after the pesky check engine light came on. Although I had trouble in the first and second gear but at least it was drivable.

    Took it to Ryan, who worked swiftly to figure out what the challenge was that kept triggering the light. Once diagnosed, he explored options for fixing it and suggested what he thought was best given cost consideration etc. He then fixed the issue, and I have no problems since.

    During repair they called me twice and one email to keep me updated. Also educated me about typical MINI problems solution to them.

    2010 Mini Cooper clubman
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    Ryan1 year ago

    Hello Viggo!

    We welcomes you to our Mini Cooper-family of fine customers. Thank you.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German British European expert, certified mechanics, imported cars maintenance service center.

  • Sasha Ginzburg1 year ago

    Unfortunately a few weeks ago the key fob detached from the key ring without me noticing while i was crossing a road; once i realized i had lost one part of my key i traced my steps back and i was lucky enough to find it in the middle of the street. Few cars had run over it but for 10 days after this happen all three lock/unlock buttons were working just fine. One by one then slowly stopped working.

    When I went to Desi for headlight replacement, Rachael set me up with their locksmith who was specialized in this type of keys and saved me from expensive cost of dealer.

    Ask for Rachael, she is very helpful!

    2015 Mini Cooper Paceman-S
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    Rachael1 year ago

    Hello Sasha!

    Thank you for the sweet words! We appreciate your support.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

    Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Aliyah White1 year ago

    It's my luck. After 60k miles things started to go wrong: Mini dealer told me I needed a new thermostat, sensor and other things...and wanted $1k ($985) for the repair. I said goodbye- and took it to an independent mechanic Desi Auto Care in Startford, and got the exact same job done for under $400. If you have the deep pockets then keep using dealer. Some times before dealer didn't cover my brakes while it was under warranty. I advise everyone about Extended Warranty offered by dealer-it's complete useless.

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    Desi1 year ago

    Hello Aliyah!

    We welcomes you to our Mini Cooper-Family of fine customers.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER Specialist independent local auto repair shop and German expert, Certified Mechanic, Imported maintenance service center

    and Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Jake Calvert1 year ago

    Used Mini purchased in January with few problems about service engine light ON, brakes making grinding noise and some dirty chemical leaking at bottom. Sean did not start replacing costly parts but he spreads good enough time to diagnose and only charge me when my repair is done. Also I fully authorized him to replace a costly fuel diagnostic pump but instead he took a closer look, found a crack in my exhaust and saving me serious amount of money by fixing the actual root cause.

    His team is great at scheduling time for you (even though his parking lot always packed with German cars), and he always walks you though repairs very patiently.

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    Sean1 year ago

    Hello Jake!

    We appreciate your support. Thank you very much.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER Specialist Independent - Local Auto Repair Shop and German Imported Expert, Certified Mechanic, Maintenance Service Center.

  • Faith Warner1 year ago

    Andrew even showed me another Mini that was on a lift to illustrate how the parts fit together, how they function and how they often fail. When I got it back then it was not the same car. It was a much faster, tighter steering, better sounding version!

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    Andrew1 year ago

    Hello Faith!

    We're pleased to hear good news. Thank you.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER Specialist Independent - Local Auto Repair Shop and German Imported Expert, Certified Mechanic, Maintenance Service Center.

    and Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Max Pitt1 year ago

    I recently had a pretty major list of repairs/replacements done to 2004 Cooper at Desi Auto Care. (Clutch, flywheel, control arm bushings, strut tower, super charger pulley, valve cover gasket...) Shawn was patient and answered many many...questions on phone before I committed to sending my car.

    2004 Mini cooper (Red)

    ---Max

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    Shawn1 year ago

    Hello Max!

    Thank you for choosing us for major repair job.

    We still have your old parts waiting to be picked up by you.

    We appreciate your support.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER Specialist Imported Auto Repair Shop and German Expert, Certified Mechanic, Maintenance Service Center.

  • Y.Ming1 year ago

    72k miles on Mini the clutch started slipping. Replacing the clutch is a ten hours job. PA Mini dealership's quote $5,520 for parts-labor. After having contacting a few different shops, I found Desi. They did the clutch job + replaced my rear brakes and brake fluid. The total bill was 65% of what Mini-PA had quoted me. Mechanic also showed me the parts they had replaced. also repair was covered by 2yrs/24k miles warranty, parts-labor included. car looked spotless when I picked it up.

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    Desi1 year ago

    Hello Yang!

    Clutch failure is a common problem on some MINI-models.

    Our team was very happy to resolve this issue.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER Specialist Imported Auto Repair Shop and German Expert, Certified Mechanic, Maintenance Service Center.

  • Anushka Pandit1 year ago

    At 115300 miles, I needed a reset on oxygen sensor codes after replacing a catalytic converter (that had the traditional broken weld). They reset it and evaluated the condition of my Mini. Very informative and customer oriented. I'm going to continue with them even though I live farther up Central/North jersey.

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    Rachael1 year ago

    Hello Anushka!

    We appreciate you coming from far away.

    Thank you for your support.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER Specialist imported Auto Repair Shop and German Expert, certified Mechanic, Maintenance Service Center.

  • Oscar Sjoberg1 year ago

    My engine overheated and when trying to figure out where to repair my Mini, I called and talked to Desi Auto Care. they told me that they were pretty busy, and probably couldn't see it for a week. I asked if they could recommend anyone else, quickly they gave me a phone number for another shop #2.

    I called that shop #2, they were kind of jerks and dishonest, and when I asked shop #2 for a recommendation, they told me they DON'T do that (unlike the guys at DESI who were just trying to help me out).

    I decided a wait was worth taking it to DESI. Turn out the damage was pretty bad, they gave me assessment to fix. Repair was done on time. These guys are Mini lovers. I'm inclined to get another used Mini as my weekend car solely because I've found a mechanic I can trust.

    2009 Mini Cooper Mini John Cooper Works
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    Rachael1 year ago

    Hello Oscar!

    Thank you for your patience.

    We welcomes you to our MINI-family of fine customers.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER Specialist imported Auto Repair Shop and German Expert, certified Mechanic, Maintenance Service Center.

  • Natalya Mikhailov1 year ago

    I don't let anyone touch my car besides the dealers and Desi Auto care. I had my oil feed line to the turbo replaced by Desi and they did a great job. They are very knowledgeable about MINIs and answered all my questions. If you need MINI repairs, check them out. Tell Sean, that Natalya sent you.

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    Sean1 year ago

    Hello Natalya!

    Thank you so much for your support.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER Specialist imported Auto Repair Shop and German Expert, certified Mechanic, Maintenance Service Center.

    and Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Ted Farago1 year ago

    I had been taking my R56 Mini to the dealership, which I know is overpriced, but I didn't want to risk an unknown mechanic. When I finally started the 1st round of major replacements (water pump, convertor etc) and was quoted at thousands by the dealer, I decided to shop around. These guys are really the only shop that seemed reputable enough to risk it and I'm so pleased that I did!

    The prices were much better than the dealer, and the service was much better. They gave me a more detailed explanation of each of my issues, and the were very thorough in the repairs. There are not as many cushy fringe benefits as the dealer, Desi Auto Care is definitely a Good++ Mini repair shop.

    2007 Mini Cooper R56 Cooper S
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    Rachael1 year ago

    Hello Ted!

    Thank you (and your cousin Barbara's family) for being our regular customer.

    We appreciate your support.

    Best wishes from - MINI COOPER German expert specialist imported Auto Repair Shop and certified Mechanic Maintenance Service Center.

  • Kristi Ann Love1 year ago

    It's my first car and once my warranty expired, I'll admit, I was terrified of maintenance costs. But it started puttering when I would shift gears. Found online Desi Auto Care , they broke down every charge and explained why it was necessary. I even took my boyfriend with me because as a 23 yr young woman, I felt sure that they would rip me off (sorry mechanics, one bad apple spoils the bunch). They were amazing to explaining it all and only repaired what REALLY NEEDED. I just picked up my car and it feels as good as it did when it had 22 miles on it. The clutch is tighter, even my handling and braking feels like it has better reaction time. My go-kart is back to being a go-kart instead of a rattling hunk of material.

    2013 Mini Cooper Cooper Hardtop
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    Rachael1 year ago

    Hey Kristi !

    We're proud to earn your trust.

    Thank you for your support.

    Best wishes from - MINI Specialist imported Auto Repair Shop and Expert German - certified Mechanic Maintenance Service Center.

    and Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Alexandra Weiss1 year ago

    My mini has many problems since the day we bought it. I have always believed it was a LEMON, Mini dealer would not do anything about it, especially after the warranty ran out! Mid Aug. took my mini to dealer for some maintenance (power steering fluid...) and they quickly provided me with need to fix list of problems that--just had to be fixed immediately--Something did not seem right with the $4500 quote I received.

    So I took the car (and the list) to Desi - technicians thoroughly inspected the car and rules out many of the unnecessary/costly repairs, but told me which items really need to be fixing. For example, Mini said I needed to replace many of the oil o-rings and gaskets and Desi said that actually the dealer was careless in changing the oil and had spilled oil all over the engine compartment, making it appear that there was a leak. Im thankful for their honest opinion.

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    Rachael1 year ago

    Hey Alexandra !

    We welcomes you to our Mini-family of fine customers.

    It was a pleasure talking to you in the office.

    Thank You from - MINI Specialist imported Auto Repair Shop and Expert German - certified Mechanic Maintenance Service Center.

    and Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Jeremy Ruffalo1 year ago

    Love Shawn! Straight shooter, the real deal.

    You will not find anyone who knows more about Mini's than Shawn. He is cool, always helps his customers.

    I bought my Mini to him because it had warning lights due to broken brake sensor. He gave me ice-cold soda and pretzels while my mini was being repaired. He also trouble-shooted the speaker system in my car, while the other technician worked on the brakes. I was out of his in about 35 minutes.

    My advice, if you own Mini, visit him once (even though you do NOT need repair) You'll thank me.

    2010 Mini Cooper Cooper S
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    Shawn1 year ago

    Hello Jeremy!

    We appreciate your support.

    Yes! We love Mini and like to serve all Mini owners.

    Thank you from - MINI Specialist imported Auto Repair Shop and Expert German certified Mechanic Maintenance Service Center.

  • Vince Arterton1 year ago

    I moved to NJ in March. When I lived in VA I had a very reputable MINI Dealership work on my car without issues. I expected the same quality service I received from my previous dealership to translate to the local MINI dealership in NJ.Unfortunately I have nothing good to say about them other than run for your MINI's life.

    I had a coolant leak on my 2012 MINI Cooper S, I was afraid to deal with them yet again. Upon researching shops I found Desi Auto Care. Sean is awesome. He was very helpful and provided so much information. Showed me all the parts that were replaced and sent me pictures of the process. I trust this shop with my Mini and I have nothing bad to say about them.

    2012 Mini Cooper Mini Cooper S
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    Sean1 year ago

    Hello Vince,

    Welcome to NJ!

    We welcomes you to our Mini-Family of fine customers!

    Thank you for your support.

    Best from - MINI Specialist imported Auto Repair Shop and Expert German certified Mechanic Maintenance Service Center.

  • Chloe O'Sullivan1 year ago

    1st time here with scheduled appointment. Elliott quickly diagnosed a faulty radiator and lower radiator pipe - showed me where the leaks were coming from - and quoted me a fair price (lower than repairpal's minimum estimate). Picked up my car next noon and was shown the busted parts. Pure professional operation. They give me 2 years warranty on my "chick car" repair. I'm keeping my Mini forever, because it's easy to park.

    2008 Mini Cooper Clubman
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    Elliott1 year ago

    Hello Chloe,

    Yours is very clean and very well maintained MINI.

    We welcomes you to our Mini-family of fine customers!

    Thank you from - MINI expert specialist imported auto repair shop and German mechanic maintenance service center.

    and Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Vanessa Davis2 years ago

    I have been bringing my Mini here for almost a year. I had an experience where my car literally wouldn't run. I thought I was in for a very expansive fix. Turns out the vacuum hose separated itself from the manifold. I simply need a clip replaced. My total bill was $22. If they were a dishonest shop, this would have been the perfect time to take advantage of a customer.

    Half the time he tells me what my car needs, but suggests I don't do it for another 6 or 9 months. I believe honesty comes first with Sean. In this day, what is that worth?

    (Parts & labor included with two years warranty on all repairs.)

    DEAR OTHER SHOPS - please be aware this is the way to do business.

    2006 Mini Cooper S - Hatchback
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    Rachael2 years ago

    Hello Vanessa,

    We appreciate your support and we welcomes you to our shop!

    Thank you from - MINI expert specialist technician auto repair shop and German mechanic maintenance service center.

    and Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Fred (Jr.) Michell2 years ago

    2008 Mini Cooper S is manual and at 65k miles the clutch started slipping. On a Mini replacing the clutch is a 10 hours job. The Princeton Mini dealership quoted $5,640 for parts and labor. Now that's insane. I'll be taking my slipping clutch elsewhere thank you very much.

    After calling three different shops, I felt like I had found the right place. Shawn is knowledgeable and completely free of BS. He turned the clutch job around + replaced my rear brake and brake fluid. The total bill was 60% off what Mini dealer had quoted me.

    The car looked spotless when I picked it up. Shawn also showed me the parts they had replaced.

    2008 Mini Cooper Mini-S
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    Shawn2 years ago

    Hello Fred,

    Our team is proud to have a such a nice customer like you.

    Thank you from - MINI COOPER specialist auto repair shop & expert mechanic maintenance service center.

  • Nakamura Yamanouchi2 years ago

    Reason for going to Desi Auto Care was getting my driver's side motor fixed and for the 85K in my 2002 Mini. My car was already at 94K and Sean spent a good while (both on the phone and in person) helping me weighs my options between getting 85K vs 100K service - ended opting for 100K service. The prices are very reasonable - I called several places to compare.

    They also went the extra mile - they fixed a loose piece of plastic paneling on the passenger side of my car that was causing some very annoying wind noise. They also noticed that my airbag light was on (I had been ignoring it for months) and told me that it was actually an issue that is still under warranty (so I can get it fixed at the dealer for free).

    Boo for not being open on Sundays, but only a few blocks from Linden-wold PATCO Railway Station in case dropping off the car means you need to take the train.

    2002 Mini Cooper Supercharged Hatchback
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    Sean2 years ago

    Hello Nakamura,

    We welcomes you to our Mini-Family of fine customers!

    We apologies for not being open on Sundays.

    Thank you from - MINI COOPER specialist auto repair shop & expert mechanic maintenance service center.

  • Britney passalacqua 2 years ago

    I vacuumed under my seats and disconnected the wiring to do so, thus causing an obnoxious air bag light to come on. Called the mini dealership, who couldn't fix it until end of the next week. They quoted $275 (Just to diagnose)

    Mind you, it takes a solid 60 seconds to reset the alert.

    Called Desi Auto Care who got me in same day and fix it within 5 minutes of showing up. Sam even refused payment and happily offers me free snacks & drinks!

    Much better than being bent over by the dealership.

    2011 Mini Cooper Convertible
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    Sam2 years ago

    Hello Britney,

    We welcomes you to our Mini cooper family of fine customers!

    Thank you from - MINI COOPER specialist auto repair shop & expert mechanic maintenance service center.

    and Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.