MiniHaus of Performance

35 Westbrook Indust Park Rd,
Westbrook, CT 06498 US
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One of the Connecticut Shoreline's most experienced BMW/Mini service shops.

Specializing in BMW/Mini Cooper, Audi/Volkswagen and Porsche auto repair, MiniHaus of Performance is conveniently located near Westbrook Center in Westbrook CT.

With over 30 years of experience, MiniHaus of Performance is proud to offer a logical alternative to the dealership in auto repair. We have all of the current diagnostic tools and equipment allowing us to have 100% dealership diagnostic, programming and coding capabilities. We will suggest a common sense approach to repairing, maintaining and/or upgrading your “daily driver."

MiniHaus of Performance LLC also excels at Race car Fabrication and Welding. We have been very successful in designing and fabricating SCCA, NASA and GrandAM roll cages and exhaust systems. We are conveniently located near Westbrook Center.

Call today for an appointment! 860-399-6060.

Meet Art Kathe, Owner/Technician

Art has more than 30 years experience Automotive Master Technician, specializing in Mini Cooper, BMW, Audi/VW and Porsche.

He has 10 years experience with ownership and management of his Automotive Repair Shop and 11 years experience in Automobile suspension design, exhaust system design and fabrication along with Racecar fabrication and preparation.

Art has also prepared at least 12 nationally competitive Solo Race cars as well as several Off Road Rally cars. Also Tech Inspector for BMW CCA, NASA and SCCA racing series.

Lyme, Old Lyme, East Lyme, Essex, Madison, Old Saybrook, Saybrook, Westbrook, Guilford, Clinton, Chester, and Connecticut Shoreline BMW repair and BMW service.

BMW repair serving: 06371, 06498, 06443, 06475, 06333, 06413, 06437, 06426 and 06417 zip codes.

BMW Repair, independent shop, BMW, transmission.


  • This is not your typical automotive repair shop. It is a small one man shop. You get to talk to the person who is actually working on your vehicle. Art does not just throw parts at issues to see if it will work, he expertly diagnoses the issue, apprises you of his findings and weighs the available options with you. He is honest, extremely competent, his prices are reasonable, his repairs are done promptly and he treats your vehicle with respect… no grease all over, no scratches and no problems that did not exist when the vehicle was brought in for service. This shop has my unreserved recommendation. Simply exemplary!

    Darryl Westbrook, CT
  • I had to take a second to tell you how happy I am with your quality of work. First, you found time during a holiday week to repair my car after I did a late night drop off. Second and more importantly, after your service, my car has not been running this smooth and reliable for well over two years. I think these two points set you apart from the many Mini Dealers I have worked with. Dropping off my car at night was never possible at any Míni dealer. Two, you figured out the problem!!!!! My car has had a hard idle since its 60k check up. I mentioned it every time to the dealer and they always came back with other things. Hundreds of dollars later you nailed the fix, I wish I found you earlier, could have saved some money.

    Tim Mystic, CT
  • AWESOME JOB! Thank you again! The New BMW medallion must be the icing on the cake!

    Edward Lyme
  • Art’s work is always top notch, I have never seen him miss a detail or do a partial job. His knowledge impresses me and he knows where to look and who to ask to figure out the problems he hasn’t seen before. Art has great people skills and is easily able to talk to his customers and understand their concerns. He is always a pleasure to be around and has earned my greatest respect.

    John Brock
  • Art is a confident, independent, self-motivated, highly organized and dedicated to his customers. But I would say his greatest asset is his dedication to excellence – doing whatever is necessary to provide an exceptional product.

    Bob Tunnell, President, Bimmer Haus Performance Group, Inc.

Awards & Affiliations

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1 Review

  • Gingrave2 years ago

    Great shop, Art is super knowledgeable and gets the repair done right and the car is ready when he says it is!

    2008 BMW X5
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