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Places that work on smarts that isn't Mercedes in the DC area?

I am looking for a place other than a Mercedes dealership to work on my smart. Euromotorcars wants to charge me $226 to replace a $20 part that will take 90 minutes to replace. That means either their technicians are overpaid or someone (me) is being ripped off. They also want to charge $366 to put a diode on some wires, something I know nothing about but sounds unreasonable! For background on my issue, see this thread.
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There is only one non dealership place that works on Smarts that i know of, however it is in Manassas, VA on Libera Road. Since you seem to live in Maryland, I seen a number of independent shops in that area that are pretty good. Look up this thread by Belkin666 https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/for...r-shops-30548/
if i am not mistaken, this guy lists a number of independent shops all over the US and that is where i have seen a number of shops in Maryland alone, Virginia only has that one in Manassas. I do hope this will help you out in your search for a good outlet to keep the Smart going.

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I am picking up my smart car this morning from Midas with a new exhaust $525 with tax. The part came from the dealer, but I don't have to drive to Tyson's Corner and pay their hourly rate.

I have also had Midas change the oil as I got a free oil change if I gave blood at one of their blood drives. I would bring the Mobil One and the last time they complained about supplying the filter. So, I recently bought one on eBay for less than $10 shipped.
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I am picking up my smart car this morning from Midas with a new exhaust $525 with tax.

. . . the last time they complained about supplying the filter. So, I recently bought one on eBay for less than $10 shipped.
Midas, you are brave very brave but then again YMMV.

Did they complain as they swiped your CC for $525?

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