Star Classic

929 Dent Road
Sunbury, OH 43074 US
9 Reviews
Write a Review

I provide an independent automotive repair facility in Sunbury, OH specializing in Mercedes-Benz automobiles. Owned by a 33 year factory trained technician, I have experience with models from the 1960's through 2015 model year and have the essential tools needed to properly repair your Mercedes-Benz vehicle to original factory specifications. The additional completely new 5000 sq ft facility is complete and will enable your vehicle to be stored indoors during the repair visit. If you own a Mercedes-Benz and care about the level of quality and authenticity in your vehicle's service and repairs, I would like to talk to you.

Factory Mercedes-Benz trained 1992-2015
Master Mercedes-Benz Certified 1997-2015

*By Appointment Only*


  • Vehicle Sanitizing

Meet Our Owner

  • Dean Ray


    Hi, my name is Dean and I am the owner at Star Classic. My experience comes from working at both Central Ohio Mercedes-Benz dealerships for over 2 decades as a Master Certified Diagnostic Technician. I am familiar with Mercedes-Benz products spanning many years from the mid 60's through mid 2000 models though the shop's focus is classic Mercedes-Benz. I strive to be the go-to guy for authentic Mercedes-Benz service in Central Ohio.

Coupons & Promotions

  • Special Offer

    Mention BenzShops and schedule a free pre-purchase inspection on any pre-2000 model year Mercedes-Benz. New customers are welcome.

    Show Coupon


  • Dean has worked on several of my Mercedes Benz cars over the years. He only recommended what was actually needed and charged an extremely fair price. I will continue to use him for all my service needs!

    Chris K., via Google
  • Professional Mercedes Benz service and repairs done at a very reasonable price.

    Morten P., via Google

9 Reviews

  • Marvin Block
    Marvin Block9 months ago

    I just was talking to Dean and he agreed to check my new, to me, SL out and give me a report on it. I am over the moon that Dean is willing to look and recommend any repairs and service that needs done. I am looking forward to a long term care taker for my 2005 SL.

    2005 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 AMG
    Was this review helpful?
  • Kelly
    Kelly2 years ago

    I only have one bone to pick with Dean. He won't work on my wife's BMW X-5!

    Seriously, Dean is the best. He is an expert in his craft, shoots straight and is 100% trustworthy.

    I feel fortunate that I found him to maintain my 2007 E550 when we moved back to Columbus after 35 years. I've not had to depend on the two dealers in town.

    2007 Mercedes-Benz E 550
    Was this review helpful?
  • Christopher Shewan
    Christopher Shewan3 years ago

    I brought the car to Dean with a transmission issue. He was able to diagnose the problem and creatively source repair parts from a different model trans since they no longer make parts for this one. I am fully convinced that if I had taken my car to a trans shop, I would have had to buy a rebuilt or used trans for 3 times the price. This guy is good and fair. Don't look any further.

    1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 (W202)
    Was this review helpful?
  • Rip
    Rip3 years ago

    This is probably the second review / posting ever. Dean is simply the best independent mercedes benz technician. He is very honest, professional, courteous, and provides the best and most cost-effective service. Dean has been servicing both my mercedes cars for several years now. Consistent, top notch, and unmatched.

    2014 Mercedes-Benz E350-4Matic
    Was this review helpful?
  • Dennis
    Dennis4 years ago

    I recently had service on my classic Mercedes at BNZ. All in all very happy with the service. They were able to do tasks and fix things that others seemed not capable or willing to do. Also provided detailed responses and answers to my question in quick time frame. Thanks again.

    1988 Mercedes-Benz .
    Was this review helpful?
  • Gary Chavis
    Gary Chavis4 years ago

    BNZ Automotive is still my only shop. This is 3 years later and Dean is still the best. I highly recommend to all MBZ owners.

    2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 4matic
    Was this review helpful?
  • Gary
    Gary7 years ago

    Incredible experience at BNZ Automotive! First time took my wife's Mercedes after issues that seemed to be difficult for other shops, not an issue here. Will never use anyone else, so impressed, daughter trading in her Audi for Mercedes-Benz!!

    2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 4matic
    Was this review helpful?
    Dean Ray7 years ago

    Thanks for the kind words Gary. I look forward to making your daughters visit a positive one.

  • Gary Chavis
    Gary Chavis8 years ago

    The experience was incredible. Dean diagnosed my wife's E320 after months of the same issues reoccurring. Repaired everything that was needed and then some. A great experience, will recommend BNZ Automotive to everyone who drives Mercedes-Benz!

    2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4matic
    Was this review helpful?
    Dean Ray7 years ago

    Thank you Gary. You have been a pleasure to work with.

    EBENEZER8 years ago

    I have been to different Mercedes Benz service locations, but this is the only one that made me feel at home, in terms of explaining to me what needs to be done and at what period. Within the short period that I met Dean my technician, he explained a lot about my car to me and also did a great job in fixing the problem on hand in an efficient manner. I sincerely recommend BNZ Automotive.

    2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC
    Was this review helpful?
    Dean Ray8 years ago

    Thank you Ebenezer. It was my pleasure.