George Fraser Meet

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  1. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    George Fraser was featured in the April issue of Mercedes Enthusiast - on  page 88.  He was head mechanic at London main dealer Alan Day. He is now the Biggest UK independant MB service place!!

    He has allowed me to to come in and take pictures for the online community and I will be documenting my day as a diary <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>

    He seems like a very nice guy - definetly down to earth! I'll also be getting some major service work done for the car which is probably going to cost a fraction of what the stealership would charge!

    George knows Steve Perry quite well!!!

    (posting this article soon)
     
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    here is a teaser from the Meet <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>

    this is an Exclusive for MBclub UK

    What on earth is this man doing? <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>

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  3. Steve_Perry

    Steve_Perry Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    So spill the beans the K. what is that guy doing?

    BTW is &nbsp;he a regular at George Fraser's? I don't recognise him and I know most of the guys and gals at George's place.

    S.
     
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    K....when are you going to post the review of your GF visit ??
     
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    GF meet hopefully tonight!
     
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    Steve_Perry Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I still don't know what that guy is doing <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'>

    Is he checking whether your brake fluid has gone hydroscopic on you?

    Filling your wash/wipe fluid bottle? hehe.

    S.
     
  7. David S

    David S New Member

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    Questions:

    1. Come on Koolvin, what his he doing?

    2. Does George Fraser have a website (contact details...)?

    3. Did you get good service?

    4. What was his labour charge rate...?

    Thanks

    David
     
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    Just to enforce whats been said...

    My dad has known george almost 10 years, he has been ordering parts from us for almost that whole time, and he certainly knows what he is doing, and at the moment has some very clever guys working for him also...

    Anyone that takes any classics or pre 90's cars in there, expect the parts to come from us <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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    Excellent review.

    That shows dedication. Is George aware of the MB Internet community in the UK, or did it take a lot of introduction?
     
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    Nice one Koolvin!

    I had already pretty much made up my mind to use him anyway after the evening standard article but now you have removed any doubts I had.

    I will be there in a little over 2000 miles time for 'the big one'. The big one meaning the 108k service that I have been warned won't leave me with much change from a grand if I took it to a main dealer.

    I'd much rather give my money to a family business anyday than a huge multinational company like Mercedes, wouldnt you?

    I note you didnt pursue the comments made in the Evening standard article about George doing &quot;warranty work&quot; for MB. Do they give him main dealer status or what is the story I wonder?

    Anyway, keep up the good work Koolvin - always appreciated.
     
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    Steve_Perry Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Again, to make people aware of my experience...

    My father has been going to George since '91 (when he was at his old premises <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> ) and dad is still going to George, dad's car is an '87 W124 - 200. I've been going to GF since I've been a MB owner. GF's work is always top quality, heh, that's why he's sooooo busy all the time.

    Only, a couple of weeks back, my car was there to have work done under warranty. Well George is dealing with the warranty company directly for me, faulty a/c controller unit. I've had the work done and not paid a bean for it. If the warranty people decide it's not covered then GF will get back to me. When I made the first call to the Mobility warranty company to report the fault and tell them that I was taking the car in to a garage, they asked &quot;which garage?&quot; when I told them GF, they didn't need telling twice and were more than happy with my 'choice'.

    If you have any technical queries, he always takes the time to answer your questions, or, if you want certain tasks done... never a problem, as Koolvin said in his write up, K. prefers to change oil frequently on his car, etc, the likes of a stealership will quote MB gospel to you, chapter and verse, and not listen to your needs.

    I'd recommend George Fraser 100% too. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'> &nbsp;Great guy, great mechanic and he's built up a solid team of people.

    Heh sorry if I may sound like an ad for GF but I'm just a very satisfied customer, that wants to make other MB owners aware that they don't have to be 'locked' into using stealerships, there are alternatives.

    I have told him that there is a web community of MB owners out there that are aware of his work <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> He also advertises in Mercedes Enthusiast Magazine, local London radio. I'm sure most people who use him once will go back to him.

    Koolvin, great write up man... quality! <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

    S.
     
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    Spike, when you go there mention MBclub!!!!
     

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