Medway Autos Closed for Mercedes! :(

Discussion in 'Mercedes specialists across the UK' started by jadefox, Sep 29, 2008.

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    Just popped into Medway Autos and found out that as of last Tuesday they are no longer dealing with Mercedes :(

    I am gutted coz for the little things like when I needed a touch up for the paint and a new wiper blade they were really very handy - and excellent customer service too.

    Anyway - thought i'd let you guys know

    I'm using Steve from this board to fix my brakes coz he's come recommended to me anyway.
     
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    Only looking at their website yesterday. Has Brabus gone too?
     
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    Wasn't Medway the dealer Grav used and was very uncomplimentary about.?

    If so, it's no surprise they lost the francise.
     
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    Brabus has gone too.

    And if you do a search on Kent on this site Brabus and MB Medway Autos have a lot of great reviews....not sure about the experience Grav had, but they were first class when I went to have a turbo pipe replaced and a few other bits.

    Doesn't look like they've changed their website yet

    http://www.medwayautos.co.uk/
     
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    What reason have they given for this?

    Just curious
     
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    That was the body shop.

    Every body shop I have used unfortunately have been cr*p and they only managed to do a satisfactory job on second/third attempt after having to really push them and they were all MB approved but the Dealer themselves did a resonable job on the cars for servicing/repairs etc.
     
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    They said that it was because they cannot get the parts any more, which I assumed was because they have lost the contract....?
     
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    It could be to do with problems at the parent company?
     
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    well, not sure, but the actual garage there keeps running out of fuel - I don't know how accurate this hearsay is, but the story goes that the garage petrol station (which is a texaco) and the dealership next to it are part of the same company, and they haven't had the money to pay for the fuel - hence running out sometimes.
    Obviously I have no idea if the hearsay is true, but if it is then chances are both dealership and petrol station might not be in business for much longer...?
     
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    Oh and as an aside - I got a quote to do the work on my brakes from another stealership....they quoted (if both the pads + discs needed replacing) Rears £350 and Fronts £455.
    I phoned a guy off of here who comes HIGHLY recommended and he quoted £190 Rears and £160 Fronts...so let's say worst way both sets needed pads and discs (which let's face it is highly unlikely) but lets just say for sake of argument they did - then which would I rather pay....over £800 or £350 for the same job.

    I'm so pleased I found you guys!! :D :D :D
     
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    Well, looks like I had heard right, drove past Greens (Medway Autos) and the whole lot is gone!
    Shame, another victim of the credit crunch :(
     
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    The whole place is closed? Ie the petrol station, Vauxhall and Fiat showrooms?

    I phone up for some parts a couple of weeks ago and he said they couldn't help anymore for Mercedes parts.

    My girlfriend has a Fiat, and the workshop there were really good (and always seemed busy!)
     
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    Seems a lot is being blamed on the credit crunch, it could well be that if they have been running out of fuel for a while it is just not a viable business.....
     
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    The petrol station has not had any petrol for a few weeks but the Vauxhall part is still open so I'm told
     
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    Had a letter from MB announcing that Medway Autos is no longer "authorised" etc, the other day. Referred my custom to Mercedes Kent & Vikings Canterbury. The latter I have used & I think will continue to do
     

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