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hi, About 3 years ago,I purchased a 1994 Mercedes e320. I haven't had any major problems till recently. I think the muffler is going. The car sounds louder now & the brakes seem to need to be replaced as well. Can you recommend a trustworthy mechanic who will not rip me off?? I live in kew gardens ,ny. someone mentioned I should buy the parts online & have the mechanic change/install the parts. Can you recommend any online mb part suppliers? thanks so much for your help.

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Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Rafi, You have a couple options. First let me tell you that it will probably be hard to find a shop that will put on parts that you buy independently. Because they don't know if you got the right parts or not and they can't really guarantee them. To find a reputable shop you can search Ask Patty to see if there is a Mercedes dealership near you that is female friendly, or you can go to the ASE site and search for a shop that has ASE certified technicians near you. http://www.ase.com/bluesealsearch/locator.php Good luck. Lori Johnson

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