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I recommend Stan Tzenkov. He's a one-man Mercedes repair dynamo. Very good guy, honestly helpful (not just out for the money), and really experienced and knows his stuff. He's been fixing Mercedes for something like 30 years, and used to work at a major Bay Area dealership before setting off on his own.

He already has a lot of fans, so I'm not giving you something new and undiscovered, but I haven't seen him mentioned on this forum.

See Stan reviewed on Yelp:
Stan Tzenkov T&S - Redwood City, CA

His phone# is 650 704 5256. He's based in Redwood City / San Carlos, but is willing to travel to your car.

I have no business relationship with Stan, other than being his customer, and he had nothing to do with my posting of this recommendation. (I thought I'd add that in light of all the "fake review" scandals now.)
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The Mechanic, at 48 Laurel Street has done high quality work for me in the past. I only stopped using him when it got cheaper to buy my own Star diagnosis and lift at home.

On the other hand, Autobahn Mercedes are out to bankrupt me every time I stop by. They ALWAYS try to sell me work that doesn't need doing and replace parts that are already new or in excellent condition. They quoted me more than $11k to repair my 2003 SL500 ABC suspension, saying that all the accumulators and tandem pump were leaking heavily and bad, but it turned out that the already new tandem pump just needed to be primed with air pressure, there were no signs of any leaks when I checked. They also said the brand new flex disk was old and cracked, the new spark plugs needed replacing, rear main seal was leaking (it was a valve cover) and a whole host of other parts needed changing that were fine. They pulled the same trick on my S500 with a flanking maneuver from the sales guys a few years ago, but I decided to give them one more chance with the SL500...

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