Need a good mechanic in the South

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Sisbro, May 20, 2019.

  1. Sisbro

    Sisbro Bobtail Member

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    My driver will be dropping a load in Newberry, SC Monday, and the 2014 Freightliner Cascadia needs new front brakes, AND forced regen with diagnostic. Does anyone know of a shop near there that can do both or one or the other without keeping us in the shop for days and suggesting a thousand different, expensive things to try? (I've had that happen every time we had our Volvo to a dealer so I'm reluctant to take this truck into just any Freightliner dealer, but we have had good luck with the Stoops up north.)
    Driver thinks she can drop and then travel some distance if necessary, so if you know any good shop in Charlotte or anyplace around there - maybe even Atlanta, please let me know. I'm not having too much luck on the internet.
    Thank you!!
     
  2. Concorde

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    MHC in Charlotte.
    They did good by me..
     
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  3. Sisbro

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    Thanks - they said they don't work on DD15's though. :-( We are still looking...
     
  4. Concorde

    Concorde Medium Load Member

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    I’m sure they’d take care of your brakes..
     
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  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    You'll have much better luck with FL then volvo.
     
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  7. Sisbro

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    We found one in Cayce, SC, outside of Columbia that was GREAT! Fast and inexpensive, nice people, did a great job. Mid-State Truck Repair. Smaller shop but awesome. Thanks for your recommendation though, I will keep it in case we need it in the future.
     
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  9. Concorde

    Concorde Medium Load Member

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    And thank you for posting back. I’ll definitely put Mid-State into the Rolodex!
     
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  10. Sisbro

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    Oh we have already!! Way less shop time, less paying for the driver to stay in hotels, (in fact I don't think I've had to do that at all with the FL) overall less frustration! I love the FL, we've had it for about 8 months - a 2014 - no big issues at all!
     
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