Whispells Foreign Auto Service

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
3 reviews

2025 3rd Ave S, St Petersburg, FL 33712, us

(727) 821-6400


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Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
Aug 12, 2005
Seldon Whispell was a Rolls Royce Service Mgr. for many years. He specializes in older Mercedes and Rolls - although he does work on some other foreign cars. After 40 yrs. of auto ownership, and 22 years of owning an older Mercedes diesel - he is the best mechanic I have ever encountered. He's a trifle cranky sometimes, but he actually knows how to "repair" things - not just pull and replace. Over the last 3-4 years he has saved me literally hundreds of dollars. This is the first mechanic I have ever "trusted". He's from the old school - honest and dependable. He is proactive - if he spots a minor problem that could save you expense and aggravation - he just takes care of it. And he treats both genders the same. Their hours are are somewhat limited (In by 7:00 or 7:30 AM and pick-up no later than 4:30 PM - but it's worth whatever extra effort that may require.
May 20, 2008
A great family operation. They only work on Mercedes and man do they know there stuff. First they fully checked out an old MB Diesel I was considering buying and then after I did buy it, they fixed the few things that they had found. Great job great communication.
May 03, 2012
  • Naturalbill
The is the genuine mom and pop show with mom, dad and son. This is an endangered species in that they are honest and reasonable and refuse to go beyond what is necessary to repair. Viola sets appointments and needs to be handled with care but once you are accepted you will be taken care of in the traditional, honest manner. Seldon (father) has extensive import experience and knows Mercedes inside and out and has enough gray to remember how to fix the older ones. David (son) is deliberate and efficient and no challenge is too daunting.

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