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Recommendation required please - I need a Mercedes expert in Yorkshire

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Aidangoodall, Oct 12, 2017 at 9:51 AM.

  1. Aidangoodall

    Aidangoodall New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I've just signed up to the forum to hopefully get some expert advice.

    I'll try make a long story short...

    Around 6 months ago I inherited my dads old Eclass 320cdi estate Auto its on an 06 plate. The car has been exceptionally well maintained and is in pristine condition. As he has owned it from new and I knew the cars history I made the decision to keep the car.

    Unfortunately soon after getting the car I started having issues with the gearbox until finally it gave up completely. I took the car to an independent gearbox specialist, they completed a full gearbox rebuild for £1100. I was also give a full 2 year warranty

    I had a few teething issues after the work had been completed so the car went back and forth to the garage, eventually we got to a point where the car was in a good working order and the transmission seemed sorted.

    Around 3 months and 3000 miles later I have started having issues with the car. The gear changes seem to late, i.e revving up to over 2000 rpm before changing down gears. I tried to live with it for as long as possible but it became a real pain. This wasn't the only issue I experience, I was driving along the motorway and the car just decided to go into neutral at 70mph and it wouldn't re-engage into gear until I pulled up in the hard shoulder and set off from a starting point again.

    This was the final straw really, I have decided to Sorn the car until I can get a diagnosis from a Mercedes specialist. Once I have that I will either decide to repair though the specialist or take it back under the gearbox rebuild warranty.

    I'm therefore asking if anyone could kindly recommend an Mercedes specialist in the Yorkshire area.

    Thanks for reading and hopefully someone can help.

    Aidan
     
  2. mark.s

    mark.s Moderator MBO Ad Sales & Partnerships

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  3. rifiki

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    What part of Yorkshire? For last 5 years I have taken my CLK (7 speed) to Benz Service Centre Mansfield, 01623 239893.
    He replaced the electro plate and had no problems since.
     
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    Which part of Yorkshire there's one that springs to mind in Halifax/ Elland I just can't mind the name of it


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    Aidangoodall

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    Hi guys, I'm in Leeds but happy to travel to for the right garage.

    Thanks,
    Aidan
     
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    Aidangoodall

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    Hi Mark,

    Just a quick one I've just tried the website to search for a specialist, just so you know the one it brought up is no longer in business. They are called Scotts Auto Tec.

    Cheers Aidan
     
  7. rifiki

    rifiki Senior Member

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    Mansfield is to faraway, there must be a few good indies in Leeds.
     
  8. John Laidlaw

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    Can’t give any recommendation as I don’t know them nor know anyone who has used them, but the website and credentials of this lot look good..they are listed on the specialist finder albeit a VERY small listing (perhaps they should address that with Mark!)
    http://www.germanautocare.co.uk/
    They even boast 2 x AMG trained technicians !
     
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    Aidangoodall

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    Hi John, thanks for your response. The car has been into German Autocare, they have never fully repaired faults and they charge top dollar. If anyone else can recommenced any other it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Aidan
     
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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    That’s a pity...we’ll strike them off the list if asked again then! Yes hopefully someone else can come up with a personal recommendation
     
  11. dionysus

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    I live near York and use Richard Hollings.

    RH Auto Services
    Unit 11 The Rose Centre
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    01904 793386

    An excellent Merc. independent and always very helpful.
     
  12. Cleck

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    I can't make a personal recommendation yet, as I've not had cause to use them, but I'm planning to use Prestige in Ossett for mine. http://www.prestigemotorengineers.com/Services.html

    As I say, I don't know what they're like, but they are local to Leeds and it looks like they have STAR and DSB.
     

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