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Old 11-03-2002, 09:32 AM
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There is a huge difference among technicians whether they are independent or work for a dealership. I've had some really bone headed things done by MB dealerships that would never be done by a Stu Ritter.

On the other hand, I recently had some work done by a technician in a huge MB dealership. He probably averaged as many head gasket replacements in one week as my previous dealership did in a year. It's apparent he knew what he was doing. Experience is everything.

I wouldn't go to an independent unless they were one of the few that had a national reputation.

I used to take my BMW's to a dealership for a lot of service because they treated me like a car enthusiest rather than a naive owner. The only time I don't do things myself on my MB's is when I can't handle it.
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