Nice to find an independent shop that specializes in European cars with Mercedes being a main focus. Just inherited a 2004 Chrysler Crossfire that is mechanically a 2003 SLK 320. The car even scans as a 2003 SLK 320! Chrysler service techs don't know much (if anything) about Mercedes. So, I figured best to have it serviced where techs are used to working on this SLK platform for 20+ years. There aren't many of these Crossfires around. If you have one, don't trust it to Chrysler techs. Despite some negative reviews here, I found the shop to be completely honest... Had the Check Engine, ABS and BAS/ESP lights on as well as a screwy auto deploying power rear spoiler that is only to deploy at 60 MPH but was acting up and cruise control was dead. Research indicated all these issues could be a relatively easy, single fix tied to one problem... Most likely one or more wheel speed sensors had gone bad but it could have been the ABS control module ($$$) or a few other things. My code reader can't read ABS codes. I did get a generic "vehicle speed sensor" code but that could have been a number of sensors. So instead of throwing $ at parts guessing I took it here. Diagnosis was as expected, the left rear wheel speed sensor had gone bad. No games played, no multiple sensors replaced, no unnecessary replacement of the ABS control module thrown in for more $$$. Problem fixed and everything is working fine again. I know there are going to be people out there with their code readers who complain that shops charge what they do for up-front diagnostics but lets remember they aren't diagnosing with a $39 code reader from Amazon and shops and their technicians have a lot of $ invested in tools, training and equipment not to mention plain old experience. Those who want to go on ghost hunts and start throwing new parts at a problem guessing be my guest... Your trunks will be full perfectly good "back-up" parts in no time. I also had them change the brake fluid (need special equipment to do it right) and engine coolant as add-ons as I don't think they had ever been changed (don't skimp on these or you'll have major problems to address at some point - Paying for an ounce of prevention today beats paying for a pound of cure tomorrow). Also of note, when you call this establishment someone answers the phone almost immediately... I can't tell you how many times I've ended up in voice mail hell trying to schedule service for my other American cars at their respective dealers when there's work that needs done I can't or don't want to do myself.
Deepsea, thank you SO much for the 5 star review! We are so happy that we could fix your left rear wheel speed sensor and change your brake fluid in your 2004 Chrysler Crossfire (2003 SLK 320). We greatly appreciate your kind words about our shop, and are glad you had such a great experience with us! We hope to see you and your car again in the future!
- European Autowerks