How We Can Help
If you’ve come to this page looking for help with your classic Mercedes, you’ve come to the right place!
Ownership of a classic Mercedes Benz should be a pleasure, not a problem. Your vehicle can, and should, be as reliable as the day you drove it out of the new car showroom, and with our service, it can be.
One of the greatest challenges to ownership of a classic Mercedes is finding a qualified and properly trained service facility that has the tools, knowledge, and staff that are not only familiar with your vehicle, but care about it as much as you do. Finding such a team that is likewise passionate about the maintenance of classics is exceptional, passion makes all the difference. That’s where the service team at the Atlantic Motorcar Center comes in. You see, we’ve got well over 120 year of combined experience working with Mercedes automobiles just like yours.
Who We Are
Bruce J. Howes, our owner, has been servicing classic German autos since the mid 1980s and leads a team of dedicated, and skilled professionals. Bruce is a nationally recognized authority and expert on the service and maintenance of both vintage and late model German and Swedish autos, with a strong focus on Mercedes Benz (in particular the coupes, and convertibles). He has a deep understanding of vehicle computer, electrical and electronics systems, and works professionally as a Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-A) when he is not assisting in Mercedes service or managing at our service center.
Bruce has been a Bosch Authorized Service Center owner since 1989, first in Buffalo, NY, and most recently in Maine. Bosch is the German company that designed and built most of the starting, charging, fuel injection, antilock braking and electrical systems of your auto. He has trained at Bosch’s U.S. headquarters near Chicago, is a frequently published author on service practices and customer satisfaction, and a consultant to other shop owners on service and management topics. You can review his complete LinkedIn profile on this link – Bruce J. Howes C.V.
Our process is rather unique, as it is both car and owner centric. We want to hear about your plans for your car, and we’ll work with you to develop a repair, service or maintenance strategy based on your needs. Once we understand your desired outcome, be it a daily driver, or a weekend show classic, we’ll examine the vehicle together, create list of specific service needs, rank those in order of importance, always with safety and reliability at the top, and build a plan to get you and your vehicle back on the road. You might be surprised just how cost efficient it is to get your car back to that reliable, turn key experience. You might be further surprised just what value you are building into your car, in particular the Mercedes SL and coupes have become highly collective investments.
Should financing be a consideration, we can help with that a well. Our facility accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and the Discovery card. We also offer a 6 month “same as cash” payment schedule, with no interest charges, just ask your advisor for detail, or you can find more on our website link – Bosch Service Financing.
What Our Customers Say About Us
The proof is in the pudding, and we’re quite proud of the legacy of satisfied customers over the last 3 decades. Our Key Values of Knowledge, Integrity and Trust, combined with Value, govern our operations and are our corporate ethos. For your peace of mind, each and every service is backed by a 2 Year Nationwide Warranty program. Each and every customer, and each and every car matters to us, we know you and we know your car.
Atlantic Motorcar has customers that come to us from both in and out of state for our service. Many of our customers have been doing business for us for a number of years, through multiple cars. We’ve justly earned a reputation for providing unprecedented honest, high quality sales and service, at a fair price. We know that trust is a major factor in the relationship between the service/sales facility and the vehicle owner, and we strive to earn the trust and respect of our customers each day. But don’t take our word for it, ask around, speak with our customers, even other shops, check our testimonials. Our reputation speaks for itself.
If you’d like to just skip forward and read what our customer think about us, check this link – Customer Reviews and Testimonials.
Questions, or if we can be of help in any way with service on your classic or new Mercedes Benz, please contact us. Our team of Service Specialists are here to help, from timeless classics to even the newest autos! (207) 882-9969.
I’m immensely grateful and blessed by the trust folks put in us, every day.
Be it a classic Mercedes Benz or the average daily driver, each and every customer, and each and every car, matters deeply to us.
I personally feel that we are caretakers of these wonderful metal and leather works of art for future generations. In the meantime we get to meet some of the most interesting folks.
Bruce and the AMC Service Team