Hood Star Automotive

8611 Aitken Road
Chilliwack, BC V2R3W8 CA
19 Reviews
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Chilliwack's Mercedes Benz & Smart Car specialist serving the whole Fraser Valley.

Our dealer trained Mercedes-Benz technicians can take care of all your vehicles needs, from all diagnostics to repairs and servicing, to manufacturer's specifications.

We also have a wealth of knowledge on other European brands. Very competitive rates.

Meet Anthony & Ken, Owners

Anthony Wall came to Canada in 2006 from a Mercedes-Benz dealership in the UK, and his specific attention to detail is second to none. His knowledge of Mercedes-Benz and Smart car is outstanding, from electrical diagnoses to mechanical repair, Anthony has the skills you require to keep your vehicle up to the manufacturer's specifications.

Ken Jones came to Canada in 2004 from a VW dealership in the UK. Since ken has been in Canada, he has been maintaining VW, BMW & Mercedes-Benz, and has great diagnostic skills from electrical to mechanical. He also has outstanding knowledge to maintain your vehicle to the manufacturer's specifications.

Both Ken & Anthony are fully licensed technicians and look forward too seeing you.


  • By Appointment Only
  • Courtesy Vehicles
  • Free Wifi

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19 Reviews

  • Fred & Deirdre Bain
    Fred & Deirdre Bain3 years ago

    We are pleased to say that we were served very well by Hood Star in the last few months. Both Anthony and Ken were friendly and we found their knowledge and understanding of the cars they work on to be outstanding.

    We took our 2008 MB GL320 CDI in to have the problems diagnosed as our usual method of doing our own repairs was not producing good results. Anthony found the problems and their solutions and we were able to follow his recommendations to a successful end. That, in itself, would be enough to recommend Hood Star but Anthony listened well and answered all our questions so that we were confident in his solutions.

    This month, we took our 2006 Smart Car in to Hood Star as we had a list of “bizarre” problems with it and were close to sending the car to an autowrecker. Anthony's tenacity, determination and understanding of the vehicles solved each one of the problems along with his usual complete explanations.

    We found the costs of repairs were very reasonable, especially considering that the diagnosing of these cars is so much more complex than our previous cars.

    Many thank guys!

    2008 Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI & Smart Car Fortwo
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  • Dave D
    Dave D5 years ago

    Have been deakling with Hood Star for 5 years. They are first class in every respect. Knowledgeable, reliable, capable and thorough. Their customers are loyal because they get treated well and fairly. Follow their guidance and you will enjoy many years of anxiety free happy motoring in you Benz, BMW, Audi, VW or Smart.

    1998 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG
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  • Hans E
    Hans E6 years ago

    I really can't think of anyone else anywhere in the valley I would entrust my 30 year-old Mercedes S-class to. Very good people, capable, honest and accommodating. I expect my wife's Mercedes C300 which was serviced here too before we owned it, will continue to fare well in Ken's and Anthony's TLC. Thumbs up!

    1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL
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  • julie mcrae
    julie mcrae6 years ago

    These guys are truly consummate professionals.They definitely know their craft.Their friendly personalities put you at ease right away, if they say they can help you with your issue,they mean it.You can trust they will deliver on what they promise. I would highly recommend this shop for all your foreign car automotive repairs.

    1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320
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  • Bear Mercedes
    Bear Mercedes6 years ago

    Before i went to their shop my ride was so clapped out it drove like an old ford focus. There was oil leaking, squeeks, and terrible bouncing.

    After hoodstar worked their magic on the suspention, wheels, and engine it drives as a mercedes should. It feels as if it's a brand new car.

    These guys are highly respectible individuals compared to other loner single dog f***king mechanics on the planet. They are straight up class and i wish them the best. They both know what needs to be done.

    Thanks for keeping the dream alive!

    2004 Mercedes-Benz C230
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  • Peter and Susan Stokes
    Peter and Susan Stokes6 years ago

    Thanks guys, did the service on our 2006 Smart today, 14 August, so excited to find a dealer happy to service it, very impressed on the prompt service and also for fixing the rattle/side lights also, will certainly be back when service needed and recommend you to our friends

    2006 Other Smart Pulse CDI
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  • Bruce Coddington
    Bruce Coddington7 years ago

    The skilled technicians at Hood Star Automotive brought my seventeen year old Mercedes-Benz back to life! My car runs, and handles like a new car. Anthony and Ken are easy to talk to, and when they have finished working on my vehicle I know it is done right. I am extremely happy with the service at Hood Star Automotive, and would not hesitate recommending them to anyone.

    2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK 320
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  • Tony cathersides
    Tony cathersides8 years ago

    Recently purchased my vehicle from abroad. A friend recommended these guys to look at the car. Anthony checked the car over from bumper to bumper and gave me a list of his recommendations. To which we have completed them all. They are very honest and genuine and very down to earth guys which is unusual with some mechanics sometimes. The rates are very reasonable and they stand by their work. This shop is going to always get my business when I need them and would personally recommend them even though they speak funny.

    1999 Mercedes-Benz 230 SLK
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  • Angie Macgregor
    Angie Macgregor9 years ago

    A BIG thank you to Anthony and Ken for their great service!!!!It's a 10 out of 10 stars for me!!!

    2003 Mercedes-Benz E500
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  • dave
    dave9 years ago

    Anthony and Ken have been servicing and maintaining my SL for the last 3 years. They know these cars inside and out !

    They are fantastic ! Always the best service ! I would not go anywhere else, and Iam glad they are in Chilliwack !

    I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone !

    Thank you Anthony and Ken !

    2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 500
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  • Matthew Phenix
    Matthew Phenix9 years ago

    I live out Winlaw in the kootneys, ive been in to my local mechanics for the last 2 years chasing the same fault with my smart car. I do love my mechanic at home but sometimes it is apparent these cars nowadays requires specialist tooling and a certain specialty knowledge to fix the cars.

    I searched for specialty shops that work on these cars and these guys popped up. It is a 8 hour drive for me to get there but not sure i trust all the dealerships i drive past on the way. Well i took the plunge and brought my car to these guys. They advised me of some repairs that needed to be done prior to diagnosing this pesky ongoing fault. I returned home to my mechanic and he did the repairs. Since then i have made the trip back to the Hood Star boys to finally get to the bottom of this issue.

    They are very particular in diagnosing these types of problems it would seem, and very thorough.

    Well this fault they had fixed within 3 hours, well what can i say, im super happy with these guys, and they are great people to deal with, on top of all they cleaned all of my windows inside and out as they were concerned for my long drive home!!

    So would i recommend Hood Star Automotive?... in a heart beat, Anthony and Ken are AWESOME!!!!!

    2006 Mercedes-Benz Smart Car
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  • John Ackerman
    John Ackerman9 years ago

    10/10 in every aspect ,from walking through the door to leaving with your car. Friendly honest and first class workmanship from both guys , I wouldn't take my vehicle anywhere else :)

    2006 Audi 2.0 tsi Quattro
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  • William Clifford
    William Clifford10 years ago

    Went in with shifting problems, car appeared to be seeking the proper gear. Error code indicated shift actuator circuit. They right away went to a wiring circuit, as they have saw it before. Wire was broken from rubbing. They fixed the wire and problem was solved. Excellent work and very knowledgeable. Will take it back to them for future problems.

    2006 Mercedes-Benz Smart Diesel
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  • Nigel Argyle
    Nigel Argyle10 years ago

    I am more than satisfied with the repair job done by Hood Star. I have experienced problems with the idle control of my Mercedes for more than 12 months , other shops have attempted to remedy the problem without success. Ken and Anthony found the problem very quickly and my Merc is now perfect. Hood Star have also serviced both my Mercedes.

    I have no hesitation of recommending Hood Star.. Ken and Anthony are both very pleasant people.

    Nigel Argyle

    1990 Mercedes-Benz SEL300
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  • Bill
    Bill10 years ago

    I would like to share my experience with other Mercedes owners that there is a great shop in the valley that will do a good job looking after your repairs with exceptional service with a smile. Since my ML is out of warranty, I was looking for a reputable shop for servicing and found this owner/factory trained mechanic shop that knows what they are doing. They easily identified the problem that I was stating and fixed it at a fair price. They are friendly and really enjoy what they do. I am definitely willing to drive to Chilliwack from Surrey and recommend them to others.

    2009 Mercedes-Benz ML350
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  • Jacques Francoeur
    Jacques Francoeur10 years ago

    What can I say, these guy's are great. Why,because they repair the part that need repair, they don't just trough new part only if necessary. They have been working on my Smart car 2006 and always did great repair. They always let you know what to expect and they answer all your questions, you may have. I use to go to MB in surrey and there's no comparison. At Hood Star Automotive you save money big time. It is nice to be back to basic were customer service is more important than just the Bottom Line. I raise my hat to Anthony and Ken and thank you again guy's for repairs always well done.

    2006 Mercedes-Benz Smart
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  • Colin Moreh
    Colin Moreh10 years ago

    Anthony and Ken have been servicing my vehicles for the last dozen years with 100% satisfaction. When I found out that my 2 favourite Merc and BMW techs had started their own shop in Chilliwack I was very excited to say the least--hoping for more of the same service that I had come to know over the years. Well, that wasn't the case. The service has been ever better! They always go beyond the call of duty. My vehicle is always beautifully washed. Their prices are always on the lower side. I had a part fail in my vehicle recently that was about a year old. I was hoping that MB would cover the cost of the part. I was shocked when I got the bill and it was a big fat zero. And of course, my vehicle was also clean and vacuumed for that zero that I paid. I'm gushing .... yes. However, it's so rare to get that level of customer service these days that I feel compelled to give credit where it's due. They currently service both our MB M class and our BMW 335i.

    2007 BMW 335i
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  • Robert Bull
    Robert Bull10 years ago

    Anthony did a oil change for me and did it right.

    He also did a obd check and showed me how the service done in December by Mercedes Benz, Phoenix may not have corrected the check engine light problem I had in Arizona.

    2010 Mercedes-Benz ml 350 Bluetech
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  • Michelle
    Michelle11 years ago

    I couldn't be happier with the service I received from Ken & Anthony @ Hood Star Automotive today. They are very friendly & knowledgeable and they go above and beyond in the customer service department. They patiently answered all of my questions and made recommendations regarding my service. Not only did they do a great job servicing my vehicle, they provided me with a courtesy car AND washed my car (inside and out) while they were at it... brilliant! Service this stellar is rare these days... I will be back and I will tell my friends. Thanks so much guys!!

    2008 Mercedes-Benz B200
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