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Old 08-13-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
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Default Desperately seeking Bay Area Sprinter Mechanic!

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good Sprinter mechanic in the San Francisco Bay Area? We live in The City and were going to Hayward to Hartzeim, but they have gone out of business. I just called the next closest dealer which is in Richmond and they are double the price we were paying for a tune up. Yikes!! We also need a brake job. Any leads or experience with Bay Area mechanics who work on Sprinters are greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:25 AM   #2
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I just took mine to Stoneridge Dodge in Dublin for first service. It cost $580! I will not go back. My regular mechanic gave me a hard time saying he will do it for half that price. I took if there because it still is under warranty and had a few small issues. They basically said they were the result of the conversion of the chassis to a motorhome and blew me off. I do not think I will go back there unless I have a major warranty issue.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:55 AM   #3
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Hi,

Did you ever find a good Sprinter mechanic in San Francisco? I used to get my 2006 Sprinter services at Hartzheim but like you said, they went out of business.

I'd appreciate any advice.

Thanks!

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Old 12-07-2009, 09:14 PM   #4
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Although I have not used them, Collie Autoworks comes highly recommended.


Collie Autoworks
585 Irwin St
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 721-7915
www.collieautoworks.com

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Old 03-30-2010, 09:27 AM   #5
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Bay Area Sprinter owners unite!
We need to find a good mechanic!

So far the one issue I have had while home in the Bay was in the south bay and I took it to Stevens Creek Dodge in San jose.
It was by my moms place, so that was helpful, and they were nice folks, but in the end, it is a dealership.

When I visit friends up in Portland, I have stopped at Upscale Automotive to get work done. Man I wish they were down here... Honest and knowledgeable.

So far all the easier stuff I have taken care of myself(oil change, basic stuff, shocks).
My hopes are to work on the thing myself with the help of the DoktorA D.A.D system(Got it up and running last month).

With Mercedes now selling sprinters, I wonder if local independent SF mercedes mechanics will be willing to work on them?
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:56 PM   #6
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Sprinter owners, i know it's tough out there finding a good mehanic. I suggest for the time being, take a nice 90 minute drive to Rocklin, Ca.
When you get here you will be greted promptly by a knowledgeable service advisor. You can also have breakfast, lunch or dinner at our Bistro 33 while you wait. Watch the flat panel t.v.'s and relax while we take care of the dirty work. Thank you and we look forward to helping. Loren Wilson Mercedes Benz Rocklin.
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:10 AM   #7
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When you get here you will be greted promptly by a knowledgeable service advisor. You can also have breakfast, lunch or dinner at our Bistro 33 while you wait. Watch the flat panel t.v.'s and relax while we take care of the dirty work.
Not to mention that there are pretty waitresses at the restaurant.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:30 PM   #8
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Although I have not used them, Collie Autoworks comes highly recommended.


Collie Autoworks
585 Irwin St
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 721-7915
www.collieautoworks.com

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I have been there for oil and transmission service- I live in Wyoming and my family is in SF. Excellent service, and they seem to know the vehicle well- I have an 06 T1N.

I will be going back in two weeks for another oil service and check up, I recommend them highly.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:59 AM   #9
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I just had a bad experience at Steven's Creek Dodge where I was quoted $2K+ for a transmission valve body replacement based on p2203 and p2225 error codes. I asked the service manager how did he know that the entire valve body needed to be replaced as opposed to cleaning, connector plate, or connector.... Hi just repeated what the tech said...

I take all my cars to Mid Auto on Reed Ave in Santa Clara. Zoran is the only mechanic that I know that shows you the bad parts and takes you through what needs to be replaced.

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Old 08-25-2011, 02:24 PM   #10
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Loren, I live in SF bay area. If my Sprinter needs to stay longer than a day, it's tough. I can't get a ride home.
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