Orange County Mercedes Benz Repair and Maintenance

When it comes to Mercedes Repair or Mercedes Maintenance anywhere in Orange County, Camino Import Auto should be your very first choice. We service, maintain and repair all Mercedes Benz makes and models. Our long-time clients will tell you that we are Orange County's number one Mercedes repair and Mercedes maintenance shop. We use the latest technology to repair or maintain your Mercedes Benz and all of our Orange County Mercedes repair technicians are ASE certified so you know your import auto is in good hands with Camino Import Auto.

Like any machine that achieves extraordinary extremes of performance, your Mercedes-Benz requires regular maintenance. Taking care of your Mercedes-Benz is probably a lot easier and more affordable than you think.

merceedes_service_repair_maintenance_camino_orange_countyWhen your Model year 1998 and newer vehicles' Flexible Service System indicates it's time for service, take your vehicle to our shop, where our expert technicians perform routine services and maintenance.

Generally, you can expect to drive your Mercedes approximately 10,000 miles between services - and as many as 20,000 miles - depending on which model you drive, how you drive it and the severity of your driving conditions.

Maximum service intervals may be limited by time duration, depending on how you drive. We classify Required Vehicle Service as A-Service (minor) ,  B-Service (major) and C-Service (major).

All scheduled service is necessary to maintain your vehicle in optimal operating condition and to avoid damage to your vehicle not covered by the warranty. We strongly recommend you take your Mercedes-Benz to our shop for all service work.

Mercedes Pre-Purchase Inspection

If you are in the market for a used Mercedes or plan to purchase one sometime in the future, consider the value of having a professional inspection of all the major systems and overall condition before making an offer. It's known simply as a Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI) and it can save you BIGTIME $$$$$ plus steer you away from purchasing a lemon that looks like a dream. Here's the scoop.

No matter how knowledgeable you are about cars, it seems that all logic and reason fly out the window when you spot that gorgeous smoke silver S-Class you've always wanted with a For Sale sign and your name written all over it. It's magical, but before getting too carried away, follow these steps. Carefully inspect the car for rust, bodymercedes_service_repair_benz_mission_viejo damage, uneven tire wear, fluid leaks, paint condition, body panel fit, interior condition and overall cleanliness. Ask if there are any maintenance records, which is a big plus if all scheduled maintenance is accounted for in writing. Take the car for a drive and make sure to include city and highway driving. If everything is a go, then ask if it is OK to have a mechanic of your choice at another shop inspect the car. If the owner or dealer balks, head for the hills and don't look back. If given the green light, schedule an appointment with your favorite mechanic who specializes in MBs and who is knowledgeable concerning your particular model. Even if the car carries a warranty, is "certified" or is Starmarked, get a PPI or you could leave too much of your hard earned cash on their table.

A PPI involves simply paying an automotive technician to professionally inspect and evaluate a used car under consideration for purchase. The mechanic will put the car up on a lift, remove the wheels to inspect the brakes and suspension components, check for evidence of body repairs, check for rust, look for paint overspray, check all lights, check for leaks, test climate controls, note interior condition and finally do a test drive. If there are any questions about the engine's performance or condition, there are several diagnostic procedures available for an extra charge. Mercedes automobiles can be made to LOOK beautiful cosmetically but hide many mechanical defects, which is why an experienced eye is indispensable. Most mechanics have a PPI checklist to make sure all systems are inspected, which will include space to show what repairs are needed or will be needed soon and estimates for the cost of repairs. Take the inspection sheet back to the owner or dealer and use it as a bargaining chip in negotiating the final purchase price. Thousands of dollars can be saved, but wait, there's more. You will now possess knowledge concerning when to expect certain parts to wear out so there will be plenty of time to financially prepare and you will have a MUCH better opinion concerning the overall condition of the car.

The cost of a PPI may not be cheap, varying anywhere from $100 to $250 for a full inspection, but it's worth it every single time. Let's assume the car passes inspection with no suggested repairs, then by all means pay a premium for a well maintained MB. If the car fails inspection, then walk away from it and save thousands in repair bills and countless headaches. There are plenty of Mercedes beauties out there so don't get too focused on just one. Be patient, find an excellent example, have it inspected, and enjoy driving the best car in the world for many years to come.

We pride ourselves in being South Orange County’s Premier Mercedes Service center. We handle both Mercedes maintenance and inspection services. Let us make your Mercedes service experience as hassle free as possible. Mercedes genuine parts and accessories are all available at Camino Import Auto Service.

Customer satisfaction is our number one goal. Our well-trained certified professional technicians will use the most updated tools & equipments to service your Mercedes.

Customer Testimonial

We have been customers of Bobs for over 15 years! Bob is honest, fairly priced, hardworking, kind, friendly, and a MASTER mechanic. He has serviced many of our cars. We would go nowhere other than to Camino Imports :0) don't waste your time searching for a good mechanic, there is only one place: Camino Imports :0)
Chana W. Huntington Beach

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