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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 ???

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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)
 

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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.
 

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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....
 

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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
 

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Greg at Glenstar :thumbsup::thumbsup:

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!
 

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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! :D :) 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 $$$$ :) :)
 

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I too can vouch for Wolfgang @ Peter star in Braeside. he is a top, honest operator who knows his stuff.
 

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Awesome Aussies to help here.

Hey guys, which dealer in Melbourne are the cheapest for parts? I need brake light switch
German Prestige Pty: Ltd:
750 Princess Hwy:
Laverton
Ph: 03-9314 3344
Mob: 0412 477 767

I Strongly believe that Sam will assist you with your Spares at a Reasonable Price.
My Name is Frank Jansz
 

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Local MB service

Bentleigh garage Bentleigh, they do alot of dealership service for new and old, pre deliver cars for dealerships also
 

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Bentleigh garage Bentleigh, they do alot of dealership service for new and old, pre deliver cars for dealerships also
Dear SIDI, I thank you for the Information in Ref: Bentleigh Garage,
I will consider and look forward to Visiting them in The Near Future.
Kind Rgds
Frank Jansz:thumbsup::cool:
 

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I use a private Benz tech who has many years of experience at MB dealer workshops both here and o/s, his work is around half of the dealership price, all genuine parts.
Works mainly in the Northern suburbs of MEL, comes to you!
PM me for his contact details... Mark
 

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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
Ditto, maybe not the cheapest, but you know the will do it right, so the word "value" comes to mind
 

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Check out Auto Dynamics

Yeh i would recommend Auto Dynamics too. Talk to Vigen, no matter what the problem with your Benz... he'll find the solution. :)
 
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