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Recommendation for Mercedes Mechanic in Tampa, FL

Looking for a reasonable honest mechanic in Tampa that specializes in Mercedes.

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RE: Recommendation for Mercedes Mechanic in Tampa, FL

There’s Ledbetters at 301 and MLK, excellent work and they’ll rob you blind if you let them. They’ll try to repair everything in the book and charge you what the dealer does. You really have to stay on top of them to keep the cost down. Don’t let them do the work the first time, you may need to come back several times to get them to realize you’re not going to spend $12,000. They take forever, but the work’s done right the first time – did excellent work on my engine the third time I came back from a ‘second opinion.’

Then there’s A and J’s German Motor Works at N. Nebraska and 109th in Tampa. They’re also very slow. They are very honest. I trust them b/c they refuse to throw parts at a problem. They refuse to do the work unless they know what the problem is. They did a great job with my high idle. They charge about $9 less then the dealer for labor.
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