Good Garage in South East?

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Have just moved to Hastings and need to get my SLK fixed, does anybody know of a good independent Mercedes specialist in the area. I am prepared to travel a reasonable distance.

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Hello and welcome to the forum. The nearest that we have is in Southampton, and very good guys there. What is the problem on the car
 
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Lots wrong with it. Roof doesn't work, never has properly. Had water flooding in the passenger footwell the other day so have an issue with rain water not draining away. Also, was advised by MOT man that there is slight play on passenger side steering and was advised to get it fixed soonish.

I think Southampton may be a little bit too far away.
 

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With all of this rain about you can fix the water coming in from the heater air intake box your self if I gave you the instructions
 
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That would be good...I'll give it a go if you give me instructions, or get my husband to!
 

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Try talking to MB Eastbourne (actually in Pevensey, just down past the station), you might get a surprise at how competative they are. I've seen previous posts on here and the "other side" about them.

Also try a search on here for indies / independant specialists Kent and Sussex - ISTR there was a post a few months back recommending someone in Eastbourne, Tivoli in Hollington (On the Battle road out of Hastings, I used them when I had a Volvo) plus "Steve" in Maidstone and Class Cars in Wingham (just north of Canterbury).
 

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That would be good...I'll give it a go if you give me instructions, or get my husband to!

I need an Email address to be able to send it
 
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Hi, I've created a temporary email address, could you send to please?

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Might also give MB in Eastbourne a go. I'm used to paying London prices so hope to see a bit of a difference!
 

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I have sent it. You can go back and edit out the addess, in edit.

Once you have taken off the grill you will see the drain tubes in the bottom of the heater air intake box
 
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Still haven't received it, could you try again please?
 
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It just came in, thanks. I'll have a look at it now
 

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I would recommend Ollie & Jack at Prestige Car Service, 113A London Rd, Horndean, Waterlooville, PO8 0BJ Tel. 023 92570123

They have done a fair bit of work for me and i have nothing but praise for them both. They are very friendly, knowledgable and good value for money.
 

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Problem for OP is that is a hell of a way from Hastings - I lived for years just north of Hastings then spent a year in Liphook, so know both areas quite well - and the distance between them(think 2+ hours driving dependant on traffic)! PCS get such good words from everyone, it's a curse that they're so far away!
 

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Problem for OP is that is a hell of a way from Hastings - I lived for years just north of Hastings then spent a year in Liphook, so know both areas quite well - and the distance between them(think 2+ hours driving dependant on traffic)! PCS get such good words from everyone, it's a curse that they're so far away!


Oh ye of little faith!

I drove 500 miles plus for the round trip and stayed overnight .If there is currently anybody better than Ollie and Jack,then it can`t be by much!
If you don`t go,you won`t know!!

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Like Olly, we have customers from B,ham, Ramsgate in kent, Cornwall,Suffolk, loads in london, even seen one from Ireland! As JP righty said, if your that good, its worth travelling for! isnt it????
 

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Like Olly, we have customers from B,ham, Ramsgate in kent, Cornwall,Suffolk, loads in london, even seen one from Ireland! As JP righty said, if your that good, its worth travelling for! isnt it????

Do not forget Lyme Regis :D:D
 

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I drove 500 miles plus for the round trip and stayed overnight .If there is currently anybody better than Ollie and Jack,then it can`t be by much! If you don`t go,you won`t know!!

You're not daft John. If you factor in the sensible costs of using an Indy, the confidence of using one you trust, and the fact that you don't go that often (given the reliable car which their work provides), then the economics support your approach and the peace of mind is a bonus.

It is also a nice break and can be a good social outing too.
 


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