Melbourne alternative to dealership servicing ? - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Go Back   Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Recommended Repair Shops > Australia/New Zealand
New User? Register - Forgot Password

BenzWorld.org is the premier Mercedes-Benz Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-15-2009, 05:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: May 2008
Vehicle: 1990 190E 2.3
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 174
Melbourne alternative to dealership servicing ?

I have spent a small fortune getting my 2000 ML320 serviced at the dealer.
I have decided to take it to an independent from now on.
The two local ones are Burnley Automotive in Richmond and Amstar in Fairlfield.
Anyone used either ???

thanks
__________________
1990 190E 2.3 25k miles
Doug11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-15-2009, 05:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Apr 2009
Vehicle: B200 2006, Sprinter 316CDI 2003, Sprinter 316CDI 2005
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 8
I would recomend Peterstar Motors in Braesise (if it's not to far for you)
Germar guys, years of expirience, up to date equipment and good honest service.
tel 9580 6437(ask for Wolfgang)
jax transport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 07:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: May 2008
Vehicle: 1998 CLK 230 Kompressor
Location: Mercedes World
Posts: 49
Awesome Aussies to help here.

Hey guys, which dealer in Melbourne are the cheapest for parts? I need brake light switch
__________________
1997 CLK230 Kompressor W208
Australia
TheSilverEye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 04:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: May 2008
Vehicle: 1990 190E 2.3
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 174
thanks for the Braeside recommendation.

On buying parts - I find that most dealers sell at RRP and a couple sell over this !
So all very expensive - for minor purchases I would ring the dealer closest to you and get a price, then check this with another dealer to make sure that your dealer is not one that charges over the RRP.

Dealers that I have used (and just charge list price) are Worrels in Toorak and 3 Point in Farifield. 3 Point parts used to be open on Saturday morning which was good.

For more expensive purchases (say over $100) I use MBspares who I think are in Canberra. They are a bit under 1/2 the price of Dealers and supply the same parts. If I order by about 1 p.m. the parts usually arrive the next day. Freight is $16 for a reasonable amount (2 heavy engine mounts were still $16)
Example of savings is a thermostat for my 190E was $65 at a dealer, $29 at MBspares. The guy on the phone is a bit dull - but he knows his mercedes parts well.
Doug11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2009, 08:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
BenzWorld Member
 
redlaser's Avatar
 
Date registered: Mar 2009
Vehicle: 1990 300 SEL...2000Ford Fairmont
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 59
Send a message via AIM to redlaser
I recommend Auto Dynamics in Cheltenham ..Vegan the mechanic loves and knows his old Benz's..rates are comparable and parts pricing fair...I found him to outperform the big dealer mechanics....
redlaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2009, 05:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
BenzWorld Senior Member
 
nubyOz's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2008
Vehicle: 500SEL W140 1993
Location: Australia
Posts: 559
Hi,

had reasonable experiences with Alan Lennox Bulleen.
They rebuild Tranny, stil a bit tricky when cold shifting...will go back one more time.
Overall seem fair and reasonable, but would welcome other people experience.

Cheers
nubyOz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2009, 04:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
BenzWorld Newbie
 
Date registered: Oct 2009
Posts: 1
I'm in Melbourne too so thanks for the heads up....sick of paying through the nose.
Fasterplz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2009, 04:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium Member
 
A&L's300SL's Avatar
 
Date registered: Apr 2006
Vehicle: 87 300SL "Roadster" 86 420SEL "Limo" 89 420SEL The "New" Limo 87 190E 2.6 fact bodykit
Location: Mornington Peninsula Vic Australia
Posts: 1,554
Lifetime Premium Member
Greg at Glenstar

Glenstar Prestige Pty Ltd
Motor Engineers & Repairers - Dromana, VIC

Address
3/10 Dalkeith Ave Dromana VIC, 3936
Australia

Contact Details
Ph: (03) 5981 9350
Mobile: 0407 371 877

I couldn't believe my luck when one of the best indie MB mechanics moved his workshop to a location that is 3min away from my house!
__________________
Andrew

"That's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live forever"- Lemmy

A&L's300SL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2009, 09:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
BenzWorld Newbie
 
Date registered: Nov 2009
Posts: 1
Mercedes Servicing in Cheltenham (Auto Dynamics)

Thanks to the post from 'Red Laser' I hunted down the guys at Auto Dynamics in Cheltenham to look after my E-55 AMG. It was running rough and made a terrible squeaking sound when changing up through the gears. I had already been quoted from the dealer to fix the problem. The guys at Auto Dynamics fixed it perfectly for almost half the price! Needless to say I was satisfied and will be returning in the future. Thanks again Redlaser for your thread, the information has saved me plenty of $$$$
mercman2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2009, 05:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
BenzWorld Member
 
willy_manilly's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jan 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 289
DOE Prestige in Highett

Doe Prestige Automotive - Mechanic - Highett, VIC

Fantastic, owner used to work at Worrells.
willy_manilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Recommended Repair Shops > Australia/New Zealand

Bookmarks



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
Melbourne Australia. CM208 Events 9 06-11-2010 09:16 AM
Greetings from Melbourne Carl Enser General Mercedes-Benz 6 05-29-2010 05:19 PM
Do you trust your MB dealership for servicing your B jtcb W245 B-Class 11 01-27-2008 10:39 AM
Good Dealership/Bad Dealership Michael Pillay General Mercedes-Benz 5 11-10-2005 02:56 PM
Anyone here from Melbourne? Andy R170 SLK Class 2 04-27-2001 05:32 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:30 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.