Advantage Imports

4828 S. 16th Street,
Phoenix, AZ 85040 US
6 Reviews
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Advantage Imports is your dealership cost-effective alternative for servicing all European vehicles, especially BMW and Mercedes-Benz. We offer complete car care service from routine dealer recommended maintenance, complete diagnostics and full service auto repair to performance upgrades.

We perform full diagnostic, all mechanical and electrical repairs along with performance upgrades. Advantage Imports has made the investment, purchased and keeps up to date state of the art diagnostic equipment available to monitor your car's essential service needs. At Advantage Imports we care about you and your vehicle and we strive to provide the highest excellence in service. For most of the parts we offer between 20 to 50% discount from the dealer's list prices.

Meet Our Team

  • Ilian & Emo

    Owner & Technician

    Prior establishing Advantage Imports in 1999, Ilian specialized as a mechanic in BMW dealership service in Bulgaria for 5 years, and 3 years as Mercedes specialist in Germany. Then he ran a BMW repair shop in Canada for 8 years. After deciding to move to Phoenix, Ilian enrolled Emo, a very good and experienced master technician in all Mercedes mechanical, electrical and computer issues. All those years Ilian and Emo continued improving their skills and equipment.

    Now, Advantage Imports owns high end, factory equipment such as the latest model high class alignment machine and factory diagnostic tools for independent vehicle diagnostics. We keep up to date database and diagnostic software with the latest models.


  • These guys are keeping my old Mercedes running like 30 years ago.
    I am grateful to have met Advantage when I moved to Phoenix.

    Dorothy Johnson
  • It's hard to find a good mechanic shop. "Advantage" is as honest as it gets. The owners are running this business very professionally. I have been using their services since I bought my first car from them. Thank you!

    Isaac Levy
  • Advantage is my family's local auto shop for more then 10 years.
    I can recommend their service without any reservations.

    Jose Maduro
  • Was looking around for a place that did suspension work, and after calling a few places to get my subframe/differential mounts removed and replaced, I called this place and took it in to be looked at. Gave me a really great price, and the work was fast and great quality.

    Satisfied Customer
  • Normally when I have car troubles, I fret taking it to anywhere, as who knows what they fix, while breaking something else at the same time. Car issues with no one to trust is horrible. I was hesitant, but from a friend's recommendation, I tried out Advantage Imports and found them to be great people that really looked out for my needs. My car is running perfectly now
    and I made it out with money still in my wallet. I had thought it would be a lot more expensive, but they have great pricing. Truly one of the best auto service and auto body shops in Phoenix. Thank you Advantage Imports!

    Aaron Alexander
  • Happy, happy, happy! Much cheaper end faster than the dealer. Excellent service, very professional! You can trust that your transaction with Advantage Imports is safe and secure. Prices and quality, family owned and operated business.

    Satisfied Customer

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6 Reviews

  • KW
    KW1 year ago

    I've only been in Arizona for about 2 months when I encountered and issue with my hydraulic suspension tandem pump. I knew there was no way I was going to a Mercedes service department and get raked over the coals. I even called another shop before calling Advantage Imports and I realized their methods were just as bad as a Mercedes service department.

    When I had my car towed to Advantage Imports and spoke with Ilian directly, he listened to everything I had to say and he assured me he would get back to me with a full diagnosis 1st.

    Ilian and his crew saved me easily over $1000. They took the time to get my pump working again instead of just throwing a new part at my car. I am thankful to the people before me who left their reviews about Advantage Imports. Their good reviews made me pick up the phone and give Advantage Imports a chance and it was the right choice for me. Thank you Ilian for your help. I'll definitely be back for other service and maintenance.

    2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG
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  • Piter Click
    Piter Click1 year ago

    Excellent job by Advantage Imports. No nonsense and did exactly what was needed for a reasonable price and in a timely manner. These are my Mercedes guys.

    2009 Mercedes-Benz S550
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    Ilian and Emo1 year ago

    Thank you for your valued business. We greatly value your trust and confidence and sincerely appreciate your loyalty to our business.

  • Jeff Kramer
    Jeff Kramer1 year ago

    Quite pleased with our experience at Advantage Imports. Sprinter RV needed emissions system repair while traveling and Advantage Imports scheduled us in for 8:00 am the very next morning, started on the repair promptly at eight. They gave us sound advice during the repair, and completed the repainless than standard shop time at a fair price that was hundreds of dollars below what a Mercedes Benz dealership charges for the same repair, as we know this as fact due to a previous repair to address the same problem by a MB dealer in Tennessee just a week earlier. I observed the mechanic doing this repair at Advantage Imports and can attest to the care, skill and efficiency with which he made the repair, replacing all our Sprinter's V-6 engine's glow plugs in about 3 hours time. Very pleased, very impressed. This business does repairs with skill and a businesslike, no b.s. approach. Enthusiastically endorse and thank Advantage Imports for the way they treated us and got the repair done right.

    2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
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    Ilian and Emo1 year ago

    Thank you for your valued business. We greatly value your trust and confidence and sincerely appreciate your loyalty to our business.

  • Lynda Griffin
    Lynda Griffin3 years ago

    I bought my Mercedes here, at Advantage Imports. I did not feel like I was being taken advantage of & I got a fantastic car at a fair price. They service my car as well & have always been friendly & professional. They know what they are doing & they're not out to rip anybody off. They don't need to. They have enough legit work. They're always busy. I've never seen anybody there that's less than satisfied, appreciative & happy. There seems to be a lot of referrals. We were referred there by someone who only drives Mercedes and only buys from Advantage. Oh! and, p.s... I LOVE love LOVE my car!

    1999 Mercedes-Benz e320
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    Ilian and Emo1 year ago

    Thank you. We sincerely appreciate your business. Look forward to working with you again soon!

  • Simon
    Simon4 years ago

    The service here is awesome. Our motor home with a Mercedes engine experienced problems when on a camping trip to Sedona. We called Advantage Imports and they said they could diagnose the problem for us. We took it in with the check engine light on and they had a service man with the diagnosic machine on it within 10 minutes and located a part for us and had it fixed the same day by 3:15 pm. This friday when all the other places we called couldn't even look at it until the following Monday. How awesome is that. Thank you Advantage Imports. We were very thankful for them. The service rep was great too.

    2011 Mercedes-Benz motor home
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    Ilian and Emo1 year ago

    We appreciate the confidence you have placed in us and we look forward to providing you with the best possible service in the future.

  • Emiliyan
    Emiliyan6 years ago

    I have to say that after going to Advantage Imports and experiencing their customer service I am very satisfied..I have been going to them for years and do not trust anyone else with my Mercedes and Honda Accord. Definitely they know how to properly work on German, Japanese and other vehicles.

    1997 Mercedes-Benz e 320
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