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Old 03-26-2001, 03:09 PM
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I can't believe I haven't put this out here yet. Need a great independant shop in San Antonio? Try Randy Zand at European Car Parts on Eckert Road at Bandera, on the Northwest side of town. He's been doing this for 17 years. Heinz answers the phone, they are at 210.521.8822. I've had my cars in there dozens of times (I do most of the easier stuff myself), and referred many friends there. Always honest and very reasonably priced. A hint, though. While he can and does turn repairs around quickly, you'll be more appreciated and maybe save a little if you give him plenty of time. Along with normal German (please don't take your Jag there...) auto repair, they do great paint and body work as well (I've seen him take a Porsche hood that was crunched and folded in half, and make it like new!). He's done body work on all 3 of our vehicles (and 1 was a Nissan pickup!). I have absolutely no $$ interest in this place, but I would appreciate if you told Randy I told you to stop by.
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:02 AM
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Theres a place on Basse road. I thought it had euro in the name. I called them and they seemed reasonable but now I cant find number or name!
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I found who gave me the recommendation

Its EKG motor service on Basse rd. 2103421342

Anyone had any experience with this company?
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Old 05-11-2008, 04:40 PM
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Theres a place on Basse road. I thought it had euro in the name. I called them and they seemed reasonable but now I cant find number or name!
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I found who gave me the recommendation

Its EKG motor service on Basse rd. 2103421342

Anyone had any experience with this company?

Well I have experience with this company...now. Ekg - Gastons is the full name.

Dont go there unless your ok with dealer prices. I think they know their stuff but I interecepted an attempt to do unnecessary work. Then they made me sign a realease b/c they did the work to factory specs and not the long way which of course wouldve been more $.
After asking if they had a "tow service" in our initial discussion and their affirmative response I was charged for towing in the end.
Also the agreed upon time to complete the job was doubled. When I noted it they acted as if I was unreasonable.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:06 AM
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well then try stan at Import Auto Repair. He is very reasonable and very quick. He even stays late so you can get your vehicle if you happen to have to work for a living like me. That right there is a major deciding factor in picking an indy. The last mechanic I used makes it to where you can't afford to use him because its basically like going to the dealer. Plus, at 5:00 hes out of there. No way I can even get to him without missing work.
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:17 AM
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San Antonio MB shops

Two places I highly recommend in San Antonio for ANY MB work.

European Auto Werks on Nakoma.

Kehl Motors on Nacodoges.


There may be a few others I've not had experience with but these guys know the MB cars inside and out.

David Kehl is one of the best known Euro car guys in the USA. Do a search for him and see what kind of stuff comes up. This guy has forgot more information about these cars than most top mechanics ever remember.
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:55 PM
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David Kehl - San Antonio, TX

Ditto on the previous post regarding David Kehl - if there's a more knowledgeable & straight-up MB expert and all around attention-to-detail guy, I'd be honored to know them and if I still lived in Deutschland I might try to figure out a way to get my 560sl to David Kehl's shop in San Antonio.

Kehl Motor
10639 Nacogdoches Rd
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Any recent opinions on good shops in San Antonio?

Have an '87 300D I'm looking at moving down from NC - one of the jobs that I don't have the place/time to do is replacement of the vacuum pods in the dash.
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Stan Keutz is a German certified master Mercedes mechanic located south east of San Antonio on hwy. 87 about a mile nw of Sutherland and a few miles south of La Vernia. Tel. 830-581-8889
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:10 PM
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Hello Everyone,
I own a 1953 220 and I'm looking for someone in San Antonio who has experience restoring the car to it's original condition. Please let me know if you know someone. I also own a 1962 190 and am willing to sell it. The starter went out on it but the car is in great condition as well. It has very little surface rust. Email me if you would like to see some pictures.

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