Mercedes- Benz is a company that prides itself on luxury class automobiles held to the highest standard in appearance, comfort, and performance, so it’s no surprise that every trained Mercedes mechanic is held to a higher standard as well. Job expectations and quality standards for a Mercedes mechanic are much higher than with any other automotive company. In fact, Mercedes-Benz is the only manufacturer to have a Master Mercedes-Benz Technician program that truly delivers a luxury class education. So what exactly does this mean?
In general, when a person trains for certification in the auto-mechanic field, they will usually acquire their skills and certification through a reputable automotive repair school. This allows them to get licensed in various areas of car repair and maintenance. For example, within a certain auto shop you may find a technician that is ASE certified as a diagnostics specialist, while another mechanic may only have certification as an automotive service consultant. Only Master Mechanics have passed every field of study within the ASE curriculum. Only 33% of all mechanics are Master Mechanics. After acquiring ASE certification, the mechanics that work specifically on certain makes of cars will continue their training in a manufacturer-specific program, however, Mercedes is the only company that offers a Masters specific to Mercedes-Benz Repair as well as maintenance.
Because of the level of training a Mercedes mechanic undergoes, their salary is higher than all other mechanics out there. The typical certified mechanic’s salary is roughly $36,000 annually in the United States, with an hourly pay of $16 to $20. A Mercedes mechanic can expect to make around $67,000, making up to $40 an hour depending on a variety of circumstances such as cost of living adjustment rates, product demand and employer policy.
It is not un-common to find an independent Mercedes shop that has specialties in other imports as well as Mercedes-Benz. A Mercedes mechanic is required to get regular ASE certifications as a mechanic before mastering in Mercedes which affords the skills they need to repair and service other types of cars as well.
Mercedes-Benz also requires proficiency in administration skills and sales within its elite training program. Opening your own repair shop that is professional and runs smoothly on top of servicing and repair work is not an easy endeavor. Mercedes trains their technicians for this type of challenge giving them even more of a leg up when it comes to training them for a successful future as a certified Mercedes mechanic.
At Today’s European Cars, we have 26 years of experience repairing import cars while specializing in Mercedes-Benz service and repair. Our technicians are also trained and equipped to work on BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, and Mini Cooper. We are located in Houston, TX at 6261 Richmond Avenue just west of the Galleria. Whether you are in need of a maintenance check, a minor part replacement, or major engine repair, we can do it all. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have and assist you with determining the best course of for servicing your vehicle.
We are conveniently located in Houston TX just west of the Galleria, and service mainly the Memorial, West University, Mid Town, Heights, Downtown, River Oaks, Sugarland and Bellaire areas.