Independant in Chester or North Wales?

gta

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I'm really posting this for my parents, who own a 1999 E240 Estate - but I can't quite see them getting into internet forums, even if I pointed them here!

At around 30,000 miles, the E240 just failed its MOT, due to a cracked or leaking steering rack - as far as I can tell from talking to them. I am far away in the US so can't help much directly, but if possible I would like to find them a good independant Mercedes specialist so they aren't dependent on the dealer. They live in North Wales and anywhere in the Wrexham-Mold-Chester vicinity would be nearby.

The dealer gave them a quote of 2000 pounds for the steering rack - I think that's just for the part, as it seems in line with my quick check at a US online parts store (www.ips-parts.com - $2770 list, $1300 their price, though I have no idea what the "parameter steering" option means). Mercedes in Maastricht have offered to split this 50% with them, which might be fairly generous, or might fit comfortably into their parts markup - I don't know! Still think a good independant would be a good find for them. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

Thanks!

Graham
 

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According to a fellow MB owner at the golf club there is an independent MBenz garage in Welsh Road, Shotton (near Queensferry)

Name is MB Motors, phone number 01244 289311

Can't vouch for them myself, but the guy had a major service on his W203 C class for £180 (Road Range £360)


Apparently the owner is ex Service Dept Manager from Newgate Motors (previous MB dealer in Chester). Reckon he has probably stolen a few technicians from there too.

Suggest you give them a call or drop buy to check them out.
 
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Many thanks - that is just down the road from them; I doubt it would be possible to be any closer. Chances are, they are going to the Chester dealer at the moment. I'll pass the name on, I'm sure it will be a big help.

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I use MB Motors since I got I very nearly got my balls burned at the main stealer.... Cant say a bad word about them first class service!!!
 

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