What is a Mercedes Service A & Service B?

Mercedes Service A and Service B are essential maintenance services. These services keep your Mercedes-Benz in optimal condition. A & B Services typically includes an oil change, fluid level checks and corrections, tire inspection and rotation, brake inspection, and a thorough overall inspection of the vehicle. On the other hand, Service B covers a more comprehensive range of services, including all the items in Service A, as well as cabin dust and combination filter replacement, brake fluid exchange, and more extensive checks and maintenance.

When you have these services performed at Meister Werks, it offers several benefits. Meister Werks European specializes in European car maintenance, including Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Our highly trained German technicians have the experiences you count on for your Mercedes. Specifically servicing, maintaining, and repairing Mercedes vehicles. This ensures that your car is in capable hands.

Moreover, at Meister Werks European, you can expect top-quality customer service and personalized attention to detail. The technicians understand the specific needs of Mercedes vehicles. We use genuine OEM and OES parts. This will ensure that your car receives the best care possible. Additionally, when we perform your A and B Services, you will be confident that your car’s warranty will not be compromised.

Dealer Level Service at a Affordable Price

The dealership alternative service we offer are often more cost-effective than the same service that the Mercedes-Benz dealership offer. Despite the lower cost, you can trust that the quality of service provided is on par with the dealership. With access to advanced diagnostic equipment and specialized tools, Meister Werks European can ensure efficient and accurate servicing of your Mercedes vehicle.

Furthermore, choosing a specialized facility like Meister Werks is important. Your vehicle will be always be given the attention that it deserves. The technicians are well-versed in the intricacies of Mercedes vehicles. We will detect and address any potential issues before they turn into costly problems. By having your A or B Services performed at Meister Werks, you’re investing in the long-term investment for your Mercedes-Benz.

In conclusion, getting your Mercedes Service A and Service B done at Meister Werks European in Renton, WA, is a wise choice. With their expertise, attention to detail, cost-effectiveness, and dedication to customer satisfaction, you can be confident that your vehicle will receive the best possible care, ensuring its longevity and optimal performance.

Contact us

For more information on how to get your XXX, please call 425-254-0627. You can also email us by clicking here. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from the former Boeing Store and on the westside of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.

At Meister Werks in Renton, Wa, we understand the importance of European car repair for owners of high-performance vehicles, and we take pride in providing top-notch services to keep your car running at its best. Our experienced technicians have the knowledge and expertise to handle everything from routine maintenance to complex repairs on European cars such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Volkswagen. We use only high quality parts and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your vehicle receives the best possible care. We are committed to providing exceptional service and building long-term relationships with our customers, so you can have peace of mind knowing your car is in the hands of trusted professionals. At Meister Werks, we are passionate about European cars and are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your investment. Contact us today to schedule your next service appointment.

1960 Porsche 356b Shifter Rebuild

Last week our tech Jonathan and I were able to repair Craig’s (Rennfilms), 1960 Porsche 356b shifter. When driving this beautiful Porsche, It was difficult to find gears and made very sloppy shifts. This was due to the fact that it was missing the main lower ball pivot. It also had some poorly fabricated sheet metal, installed from the previous owner, which was not helping the situation. We had talked to Craig about this concern the last couple times he was in for service and seat bracket fabrication. We decided now was the time to do this.

Starting the project

First, I found a photo off the internet of the exact part we needed. This is really all we had to go by. Since we only had the shifter itself. The other measurements I had were the spring size and the dimensions for opening of the lower stick. I brought the photo into Adobe Illustrator and resized the photo so the hole size slightly larger that the known lower stick size of 20mm. Based off of that, I extrapolated the degree in which the photo was taken. After that, I calculated the outer ball perimeter, ball height and overall height. 

Next, I opened up Fusion 360 to start drafting our CAD file. Using our notes from the internet JPG image dimensions, I was able to come up with this drawing.

The 3d Printer

Since we print replacement parts with high temp resin, we must calculate the shrink rate. This is typically between 1-3%. Using a little simple math, that number needed to be around 103%. For safe measure, we printed 100% through 104%. Furthermore, there was going to be some margin of error. It takes about and hour to print these, so we wanted every option when we started assembling the shifter.. The 104% part fit best, although the 103% would have worked, we wanted some tolerance.

After the part came out we post processed it in a wash / cure station. Washing it with 99% isopropyl alcohol for 10 minutes and curing it with high intensity UV light for 6 minutes. This will harden the resin and prevent it from failing in the future.

While I was drafting and printing the parts, Jonathan media blasted the shifter housing and put a light coat of satin epoxy paint on it. We would have powder coated this in house, but the customer was picking up the same day. Powder coating will add a few hours to the project. If we need to make any adjustments in the future, we will powder coat it. Disassembly is fairly simple so it shouldn’t take too much addition time.


After post processing the parts, Jonathan and I took them to the bench to test the sizes and fitment. You can see from this photo that the fit was spot on at 104%.

From here, we performed a dry fit before lubricating the mechanism. They dry fit felt night and day better, and that was without any grease. We removed the shifter for the last time, greased up all the components and reinstalled the shifter assembly. The feel was 100% OEM and each gear was defined, with no lateral movement while in gear. Reverse felt so much different than before, which might take a little getting use to for the customer. (In a good way)

In Conclusion

Overall we were very pleased with how this shifter turned out. The customer was very pleased with the results. Considering the short wait time to make the part and its functionality, It’s pretty amazing that we can replicate parts like this. 15 years ago, this was mythology.

Since we have six different 3D printers (SDA resin and FDM filament), we have the ability to print polyurethane and other synthetic components. With build plate dimensions from 4-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ x 6″ tall all the way up to 16″ x 16″ x 17″ Tall – The possibilities are almost endless.

Information / Schedule

For more information on how to get your classic European vehicle or Porsche repaired, please call 425-254-0627. You can also email us by clicking here. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from the former Boeing Store and on the westside of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.


Porsche Brake Pads Squeak – Explained

Squeaky Porsche brakes is a topic that comes up a lot here at Meister Werks. In some instances, days or weeks after the pads and rotors were replaced. There are many reasons that cause this. According to Porsche it’s not a bad thing. We fully understand where Porsche is coming from. Here is a very scientific TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) video on why your Porsche brakes may squeal…. sometimes.

At Meister Werks, we use high quality components when servicing your brakes. Sometimes even the highests quality parts will squeal from time to time. Here is a list of the reasons why you may be getting brake squeal.

Glazed Rotors

Porsche brakes are designed to be used. Since they are classified as performance brakes, they need to be used this way. If you are very light on the brake pedal, aka brake far before you should, this will leave a very minute amount of dust on the disc brake rotors. Furthermore, riding the brakes (having your foot on the brake pedal when you shouldn’t be breaking) will cause this to happen very rapidly. This unnecessary friction causes heat, coupled with brake pad dust, will cause it stick or bond tightly to the rotor. This is essentially making a sticky glossy surface causing the squeal. Think of a new sneaker on a freshly polished basketball court. Brake disc rotors must to be a slightly rough for brakes to perform optimally, without noise. To ‘deglaze’ the rotors, there are methods of braking to clean the disc from this coating. Later discussed in this article.

Corrosion on the Brakes

Do you experience squeaking or squealing first thing in the morning? Maybe while backing up or while driving for the for only a few minutes? One of the few reasons the brakes squeak is due to corrosion. Yes, hours, sometimes minutes after parking your Porsche, the raw steel rotors will start forming a very thin layer of iron oxide, aka rust. This is a chemical reaction between 2 elements. Iron, the material the disc brake rotors are made of, and the oxygen that is in the air. If rain or water is present, this will accelerate the corrosion process. Since water has 2 oxygen molecules, causing the reaction to take place more rapidly.  Furthermore, salt air or water will accelerate this process even faster, due to more of the dissolved ions. This means electrons can move faster. Since rusting is all about the movement of electrons, iron rusts more quickly with salt air or water than fresh water or air. Using your brakes 2-3 times will typically clear the discs from the corrosion or rust.

Cold Brakes

The same experience with squealing brakes, first thing in the morning, can also be due to cold brakes. Porsche brakes are performance brakes, just shy of what racing cars have. The compounds Porsche uses are designed to perform when they are warm or even hot. A cold brake pad or disc can cause squealing. Again like when corrosion is present, using the brakes will increase the heat, causing the squeaking to go away. This sometimes takes a little longer, 5 minutes of driving may dio the trick, but we’ve seen up to 15-20 minutes with some brakes. If you have glazed brakes, this will not go away and the deglazing process will be needed.

Deglazing Brakes

By now you are probably asking, “How the heck do I deglaze my disc brakes?” The process is quite easy and usually will yield results on the first or second pass. First, you’ll want to be traveling on a road that is void of any people, traffic, or cars in front or behind you. Second, you’ll need to have a safe stretch of road to get up to 20-25 mph. 1/8 of a mile or more is best. Accelerate your Porsche up to approx. 30-35 MPH and push the brake pedal hard. If you can get the ABS to kick on, this will also help the deglazing process. We highly suggest not performing this procedure in the rain or poor weather conditions. Furthermore, if you do not feel comfortable doing this, Meister Werks will be to deglaze your brakes for you during a test drive at your scheduled maintenance, free 30pt inspection or repair.

Here is a before and after video from the Tulsa, OK Porsche dealership:

Maintaining Your Brakes While Driving

We highly suggest using your brakes like they are meant to be used. I know this might sound weird. What we really mean is don’t brake 1/4 mile before you need to. Use firm brake pedal pressure when stopping. Riding your brakes or stopped well before you need to is probably the worst thing to do for your disc brakes. Keep this in mind when driving. Remember, your Porsche likes being driven. When you follow these rules above, your Porsche will be much happier and you can eliminate any brake noise in the future.


Fix-A-Flat tire repair is not good for the environment, your wheels or tires. It contains Hydrocarbons (Tetrafluoro), similar to the air conditioning refrigerant in your vehicle. When exposed to moisture, it becomes corrosive.

It can corrode the paint inside your wheel, the aluminum wheel itself, and/or any electronics inside, such as tire pressure monitor sensors (TPMS).

Tire repair with Fix-a-Flat Is not permanent and is not a permanent tire repair. If you choose to use this, the product is only meant to keep you rolling up to 100 miles. This will let you repair the tire properly. It will not help you in a “blow-out”, which usually involves separation of the tread from the tire and large, gaping holes in your tire.

If you have a spare tire, please opt to use that rather than a quick fix. It may save you hundreds, and in some circumstances – thousands of dollars.

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Custom Vehicle Rendering

Here at Meister Werks we want you to see a Custom Vehicle Rendering. This will show you exactly how your vehicle will look after receiving our custom treatment. We can manipulate a photo of your vehicle to have different wheel sizes, colors and styles. Another thing we can do is show you different colors of powder coated brake calipers. Furthermore, we can even lower the vehicle to mimic the exact look of springs, coilovers or airbags on your vehicle.

To get a rendering of your vehicle, we will need a parts deposit before starting on a render. After which, we will provide you with an animated gif photo. Just like the one seen here, private link and password to our website to show you – and only you – exactly what it will look like.

Even though we do not provide the following services in house, we can also apply a wrap color, window tint and more. See out custom shop page for just a fraction of what we can do for you. Contact us to find out more about what we can do for your car.

About Us

The owner and of our company, Dave Meister, has always been a car enthusiast. Since age 16, he’s had a passion for modifying and working on European cars.  What is now Meister Werks began in 1997. With Dave manufacturing and selling custom gauge faces to fellow car enthusiast friends with VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles.

As our business has grown over the years, our products and services have expanded as well to keep up with customer demand. Now a full service shop, Dave and his staff will take the time to explain your vehicle’s needs to ensure you have a confident and positive experience. To provide you with the best experience possible, we only hire staff with the widest knowledge and best work ethic. Dave and his staff have a passion for excellence has resulted in satisfied customers. Customer service is our number one goal— Dave always says, “if you’re not happy, we’re not happy”. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, this is your go-to shop for European automotive service and repairs.

Dave grew up in Redmond, WA and is a resident of Renton, WA and has lived in the Seattle area his entire life. He has deep roots in Seattle’s history and area. His Great Great Great Grandmother and father moved to Seattle here from Germany. In 1907, they were one of the only German families in Ballard area and the house that his Grandmother was born in still stands to this day.  Dave enjoys working on his 1980 VW Scirocco, spending time with his wife, 2 kids and Chocolate Lab, ‘Blue’.

Powder Coating Service – Prismatic Universe

Enkei RPF1 Wheels, powder coated in house with Prismatic Powders Prismatic Universe powder coat.  Furthermore it is finished with a powder clear coat. This unique powder is a special order and costs a little more than standard powder coating powder.

We can powder coat anything that is aluminum, steel or any hard metal. We strip and blast your parts to bare metal. Then pre-prep the parts to get ready for powder. We coat the wheels with a special electrostatic spray applicator and bake the part at 400º for around 10-15 minutes. After the part has slowly cooled down it is ready to handle and your project is ready to be installed.

Contact us today to get your wheels powder coated, 425-254-0627. You can also email us by clicking here. Meister Werks European & Import is located in the Seattle Area. One block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from The Boeing Store and on the westside of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.

Meister Werks happy to announce that we will be offering a 10% discount to all Mini Addicted car club members. This discount is good up to $100 off any service, maintenance, repair or performance item. Contact the Mini Addicted car club for further details.

About Mini Addicted

Mini Club Member – H&R Sport Spring Install

The Club name speaks for it’s self “MINI ADDICTED”. This social club is all about the MINI. We love the idea that no two MINIS are alike. We enjoy customizing, modifying and adding our own character or twist to the MINI. This social club is here for sharing experiences, car knowledge, photos and building new friendships.

Lori’s Mini – Hella Rally Light Install

This club will have meet ups, events, drives, photo shoots and attend car shows. We are a Pacific Northwest club only, so you must live in Washington, Oregon or Idaho plus you must own a Mini to be a member. There are no dues involved in this club but there are logo/stickers and club shirts and hoodies available to order. This social club is here for all members to feel welcomed, accepted and feel they are apart of the MINI Community. The MINI ADDICTED car club was founded by Lori Aaron Sept 2017 as a private page, it then went to a closed group in 2018.

Meister Werks European & Import NAMED CARFAX TOP-RATED Service Shop

Verified Customer Ratings Used to Name the Inaugural CARFAX Top-Rated Service Shops of 2019

Meister Werks European & Import is being celebrated as a CAR FAX Top-Rated Service Shop based on verified reviews from actual customers. The exclusive list of service shops recognize in the inaugural CAR FAX Top-Rated Service Shops. These shops receive an average of 4.77 stars out of five on CARFAX Car Care.

“Our goal is help car owners make confident decisions,” said Mike Liou, head of Service Marketing at CAR FAX. “We have over 10 million active Car Care subscribers. These subscribers use the program to help keep up with maintenance and recalls on their vehicles. We want to utilize this community to highlight the service shops who are going above and beyond when it comes to customer care, and we do so with reviews from only verified customers.”

“Meister Werks is honored to be a Car Fax Top-Rated Service Shop”, said owner Dave Meister. “Our main objective is to provide our customers with the highest level of customer service. We also offer the best quality parts for repairs, service and performance on our customer’s European and import vehicles.

In February, CARFAX also launched the first-ever Top-Rated Dealer award to car dealerships. These are based on more than a million verified reviews.


CARFAX.com, part of IHS Markit, helps millions of people every day. We help consumers confidently shop, buy, service and sell used cars, Coupled with innovative solutions powered by CARFAX. The expert in vehicle history since 1984, they provides exclusive services like Used Car Listings,  Car Care,  History-Based Value and the flagship Vehicle History Report to consumers and the automotive industry. Based in London, IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.


Don’t Defer Your Brake Service and Maintenance

A customer of ours came in a few weeks ago for some service and maintenance and also complained of a brake noise. He had deferred his service and maintenance brake fluid flush several times over the years. These photos are the result of it. Since the system was not maintained, it rusted the brake caliper pistons & brake lines. Due to the rarity of the vehicle, our only option was to rebuild the brake calipers and perform a flush, multiple times, to get the corrosion out of the system.

At the same time, we also performed other deferred service and maintenance. Some items included an axle replacement, upper / lower ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, rear transmission mount, the entire exhaust system, valve cover gasket and a four-wheel alignment.

We advocate on your behalf to perform your maintenance done when it’s due. By doing your service when it’s due, It will prevent further damage to other components. Furthermore, this will cost you much less in the long run. The safety systems in your vehicle are very important to service, which will also keep you safe and avoid any potential breakdowns.

To make an appointment for your vehicle’s maintenance, please call 425-254-0627. You can also book an appointment by clicking the link below. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from The Boeing Store and on the westside of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.