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5828 Star Ln.
Houston, TX 77057
713-278-9655 (ask for Carlos)

The owner of this shop is an honest man, a rare find among mechanics today. I can personally recall a time when a local shop (which will remain unnamed) told a fellow MB owner that their car needed a boatload of work. I referred them to Euro Wheel for a second opinion. Euro Wheel did an inspection and found that the boatload of work that the unnamed shop recommended was not even needed. Euro Wheel has low labor rates, and Carlos will even let you bring your own parts. He deals primarily with older MBs, though I've seen a few late models come through for service.

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I have taken several MB's and BMW's to Mike at MPH Automotive Services.

For major repairs, Mike is reasonable, and will do the job correctly. They also do warranty work.

MPH Automotive Services
16510 Park Row
Houston, TX 77084
281-579-8885

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Helmut Holder is a legend. He's from Germany, and his experience in working on Mercedes-Benzes spans nearly six decades. He opened up the first Mercedes-Benz dealership in Houston in 1962, and he mainly works on cars from that vintage. The newest MB I've seen him working on is a late production W124, though he may work on models newer than that. You'll have to inquire to be sure.

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Houston, TX 77055
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Looking for a transmission shop to rebuild in Houston. Called C&A foreign transmission spoke to Carlise and received a $1450 complete rebuild quote plus re-install $525. Any other recommendations? Thanks.

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I'll second H-town's appraisal. When I bought my 1967 230S out of New York a few years ago and had it shipped to Houston it definitely needed some carburetor work. I knew that Helmut worked on vintage Benz and thought he would be just the person to get my fintail running right.

I was told by some that Helmut might not be interested in working on something as prosaic as a sedan since he had worked on 300SL's, cabriolets, and other high-dollar Mercedes-Benz (I just can't bring myself to write or say "Mercedes-Benzes"). "They" were wrong. Helmut's eyes lit up when he saw me drive up to his shop. Needless to say he kept my 40-year-old car running great during the time I owned it.

Once I called him from my garage at home and described a problem I was having and asked him when I could bring the car in for him to repair. He told me I didn't need to bring the car in - that he would tell me what I needed to do over the phone. And he did. He could even tell me what size wrench I would need to loosen this nut or that bolt. His knowledge of Mercedes-Benz is phenomenal.
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Tint Houston does a great job. They do more than just car tint. Their slogan is "You Dream it, We'll make it reality." They have 2 shops, one on Hilcroft anothher on Gessner with a corporate office on Sealoop. I just got my tint done there and they did an excellent job. Il'l definitely come by again. Tint Houston - 3M $75 Free Estimate TINTHOUSTON.com 713-977-1111
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Any ideas for a major A/C job on a '82 300tdt? I'm afraid to mess with it, and my usual mechanic gave up after a few days. Would Euro Wheel take it?

Thanks for all your help.
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Euro Wheel just redoes wheels to look like new - I've used them too and they do great work.

Helmut is getting up there in age; I went to his shop two weeks ago and he was tuckered out in the office and his employees did all the work in the shop. Not that he's bad - he's exceptional, I just wonder how much longer he's got!

Two streets down from Helmut (and a good friend of Helmut's) is Hans at AutoHaus Stuttgart; he'll work on your AC, and he's honest. My father started using him in the early 80s; he's been working on mine since I got the MB bug.

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arlos, Euro Wheel would take it. Go on over and have them take a look at it.
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Euro Wheel is a full fledged repair shop. There is a place across the street from them that refinishes wheels though.

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1982 300D, DB877 ext./code #135 mb-tex int. aka: petrol green ext./creme int.
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Any ideas for a major A/C job on a '82 300tdt? I'm afraid to mess with it, and my usual mechanic gave up after a few days. Would Euro Wheel take it?

Thanks for all your help.
I took my parents ML430 with the compressor locked up to this guy Jay at Pro Drive Axle. He changed the compressor and recharge my system all for $335 and gave me a full 1 year warranty. The cheapest quote I got was $900.00 His number is (713) 339-9009
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