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Old 12-28-2001, 03:54 PM
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Any folks in Sacramento on line?

New mercedes owner and new to Sacto. Want to use someone to service my car local who is tied into this site. Seems the knowledge level here is bar none the best.

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Old 12-28-2001, 11:01 PM
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Welcome, on the lower left hand side of this page is a forum jump
function. Look for the 'good MB shops' forum and post there.

Silver star recycling is in Sacramento. Good for parts.
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Old 12-31-2001, 05:25 PM
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Welcome, Ken.

There are a few Sacramentans who hang out on this forum. There are a couple of pretty good shops in town as well. My two favorites are Silver Star Motors (John) in Fair Oaks and Stephens Service Center (Tom) close to downtown Sac. Both John and Tom have serviced my cars (a 240D and a 300D - John worked on those, and now a 300E - Tom's shop works on that one). Tom was once the service manager at the only MB store in town, Von Housen Motors, but broke away to do his own thing and does it very well, IMHO. One qualification in your post might be difficult. You wanted someone to work on your car who is tied into this site. I've never asked either John or Tom whether they spend time here, but I doubt it. Both run very busy shops and probably simply go home and go to bed.

There are four or five other shops in the area that I know of, but haven't tried them and probably won't. There is a Mercedes shop along 80 out your way (can't remember the off-ramp, but near Roseville-Rocklin), that I understand is owned by the Von Housen group. You might check them out, although my gut tells me that their hourly labor rate might be a little steep - sort of a dealership addendum.

Welcome to Sacramento. Now if the snow level would just drop we can have a real serious ski season this year...

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Old 01-01-2002, 09:03 PM
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Welcome to Sacramento and the forum. I don't know what you are driving so it would be hard to recomend someone without knowing the vintage.
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Old 01-02-2002, 02:47 PM
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What am I driving

Thanks for jumping in.

I am driving a 1996 S500. only 70K miles. Car is pretty stock, but am thinking of improving the handling and performance.

I have had several things go wrong with it since owning, but it's such a beautiful auto, I don't want to give it up.

1. Outside mirrors had a short. Replaced both $1000.00
2. Replaced all the shocks with Bilstein $600.00
3. Just replaced rear accumulators $600.00
4. Acuator for ABS/ASR $1000.00

Looking for a good shop that has good service rates and will buy the parts and not gouge me on the markup.

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Old 01-04-2002, 12:55 AM
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Welcome to the site Ken. Work which I decide I don't want to do I trust swiss garage in auburn to do for me ,they have always done good work for a fair price. Give them a call Bill
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