I have been using Albert and the team for nearly ten years and he really is first rate. He might seem left field but I cannot recommend him highly enough to anyone. I t is fair to say that for excellence and knowledge he operates at a higher level to any main dealer I have experienced.Had B service carried out by HA Lock yesterday. I took in the printout of the service history that I got when I bought the car to show what had been done previously. Mr Lock is not like you’re usual garage. Trying to pin him down on a price for a service won’t work, his answer is it depends on what it needs which can be disconcerting but I guess he does have a point. His premises are not all plate glass and posh coffee either far from it. That said, a good friend of mine who is in the trade swears by him and a few other recommend him so I had to trust him. So at the end of the day I called to ask if my car was ready, which it was and he told me it needed a few bits. Bits being pads which I did suspect were nearing replacement. B service, oil and filter, pollen filter, fuel filter, air filter kit, ( which he said was very clogged up) front and rear pads, pad sensors. All genuine MB parts. came to £565. I found him a lovely chap to deal with and I stood and chatted with him about old Mercs and all sorts. This guy is 100% Mercedes enthusiast. Some of his regulars are people with very valuable cars and no shortage of money so they take their cars to Mr Lock, not because they have to but because they choose too.