Recommend Indie in Sth Somerset

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gazchaz01

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Update on South Somerset, Taunton, Yeovil Indies recommended please.
 
I dont think there are many. When I was living in Merriott, I took my car to Avantegarde near Bristol
 
Thanks guys, I’m near Langport/Somerton, so best part of 100 miles round trip to Bristol area. I know of Cornerstone Auto in Ilton, near Yeovil but was hoping for other recommendations in similar area or Taunton.
 
This is who use:


Hardly Taunton, but not Bristol with its air zone debacle!
 
Mine is going in on the 6th November for an MOT and new speed detector things, and a basic service as it had a full and deep service last year. I am also having the brake pipes replaced as they are old! Steve is very good and fair, and uses MB parts.
 
Hi , don't know what type of work you require but I found Mercedes South West very good. I would have thought a specialist must be in your area with feeding from a Mercedes Benz dealer group.

If you telephoned a couple of motor factors they should be able to point you in the right direction for Mercedes independent specialists.
 
Hi , don't know what type of work you require but I found Mercedes South West very good. I would have thought a specialist must be in your area with feeding from a Mercedes Benz dealer group.

If you telephoned a couple of motor factors they should be able to point you in the right direction for Mercedes independent specialists.
I don’t know where Mercedes South West are? they aren’t near me? As mentioned earlier I do have a not too far away indie, in Ilton, but was just checking to see if members knew of any that I didn’t. Calling some motor factors is an idea but I wouldn’t know where to begin also would they really be able to speak for their quality of work?
Thanks all
 
Avant-garde, the place west of Bristol that I mentioned, are the UK specialist for McLaren SLRs. In their most recent social media post, they have 4 SLRs and 2 Maybachs on the ramps. That should speak to their quality and reputation. I realise it is not in Taunton or Somerset but surely it is worth the extra drive for peace of mind?

As mentioned I was living close to Yeovil previously and did do some research and there are not many options for you on the doorstep as far as real specialists go.

Do you really need a Merc specialist for the work you want doing?
 
Avant-garde, the place west of Bristol that I mentioned, are the UK specialist for McLaren SLRs. In their most recent social media post, they have 4 SLRs and 2 Maybachs on the ramps. That should speak to their quality and reputation. I realise it is not in Taunton or Somerset but surely it is worth the extra drive for peace of mind?

As mentioned I was living close to Yeovil previously and did do some research and there are not many options for you on the doorstep as far as real specialists go.

Do you really need a Merc specialist for the work you want doing?
SLR’s and Maybach’s are one thing I just want someone who can correctly service and repair my SL. I’ve had Two E class very badly and expensively serviced by main dealerships.
“Do you really need a Merc specialist for the work you want doing?”
Yes I do!! I had SLK which had subframe and transmission issues sorted amongst other things! I have another mechanic who I’ve used for thirty years but he confesses he doesn’t like mercs and it was he who recommended the indie I have used. I currently drive the SL and a C class and use both mechanics depending on work required.
I doubt I will ever need SLR/ Maybach specialists!
 
SLR’s and Maybach’s are one thing I just want someone who can correctly service and repair my SL. I’ve had Two E class very badly and expensively serviced by main dealerships.
“Do you really need a Merc specialist for the work you want doing?”
Yes I do!! I had SLK which had subframe and transmission issues sorted amongst other things! I have another mechanic who I’ve used for thirty years but he confesses he doesn’t like mercs and it was he who recommended the indie I have used. I currently drive the SL and a C class and use both mechanics depending on work required.
I doubt I will ever need SLR/ Maybach specialists!
They are first and foremost a Mercedes specialist, who are well regarded, skilled and experienced enough to be trusted to work on what could be considered some of the peak (certainly the most expensive) models of the marque. You dont normally start out working on supercars, its normally the master techs who do that.

Good luck with your search
 
A 100 mile round trip for the correct type of service from a trusted mechanic is not that far really . We would all like to have a top indy on our doorstep but most don't . I have one guy I trust to do certain work on my C55 a 15 miunte walk home when he has the car , the other is an hours drive each way .

I use both when not doing my own DIY maintenance.
 
Shires have been mentioned here before

Are they who you use already?
 
Have you considered moving?
 
They were mentioned for a member on his holidays down that way that had a problem of near the A303 iirc

Their site does major on Mercedes.....

I don't know them or anyone except the Saab garage I knew of in Yeovil (but haven't got a Saab anymore, obvs...)
 

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