Date registered: Oct 2012
Vehicle: 1989 560SL; 2014 E350; 1960 190SL-sold; 1996 280C-sold
Location: Mid Hudson Valley, NY
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I've been familiar with Mitchell Motors for years. Chuck sells mostly used MB's with a few other things thrown in from time to time.
As mentioned, Mainly Benz is the service side of Mitchell Motors, and I had my first experience with Joe Meier yesterday based mostly on the reviews I read here.
Wasn't quite sure of the history of the antifreeze in our recently purchased 560SL and, when the light on the dash went on a week or two ago, I noted that the level was a little lower than the normal cold level in the reservoir tank. Rather than just adding some more to the coolant that I wasn't sure about, I elected to go see Joe.
Took a week to get an appointment but, after arriving and waiting for the engine to cool down a bit, Joe was off to work. He quickly showed me the MB antifreeze he would be using, and was finished within 30-40 minutes, even while checking the oil and tranny fluids.
We talked about the car for a few minutes inside while settling the bill, and then, after asking if we planned to store the car over the winter, he walked outside with us to explain a few things about proper winter storage of the vehicle.
On the website for Mitchell Motors, Poughkeepsie, it states that Joe has been with them for 20 years. He certainly seemed well familiar with our car, and had a couple of others on the lot waiting for parts. In addition, there were about 2 dozen other cars there (all MB's except for a BMW and Porsche) in various states of repair.
I found Joe to be experienced, efficient, helpful & informative, and he seemed thoroughly competent. He was thoughtful and careful with our car, returned it the way he found it without grease stains, etc., and charged us a fair amount for the work performed.
I'll be going back next time I need servicing!
BTW, their phone is 845-471-6720, and their new address is 17 Industry Street, just across Rt. 55 from Mitchell Motors.