Mercedes Benz Servicing in Stockport, Manchester & Cheshire @ SPR Autos

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The Team @ SPR Autos - Mercedes Service Specialists, Stockport

Sam Bates

Sam Bates

Sam started full time work at SPR Autos in 2005 straight from school at the age of 16 and attended Trafford college where he gained his qualifications and awards. After being at SPR Autos for 5 years Sam took the role as workshop foreman, sometime after becoming partners in the business, Sam was offered full ownership off the garage while Steve approached semi retirement.

While Sam has been at SPR Autos he worked very closely with Steve taking on a vast amount of knowledge and has mechanical and diagnostic skills on all types of Mercedes Benz from the 1980's to current.

To current Sam has had the following qualifications, awards and features:

  • Sam Bates was elected licentiate in 2007 and has been a member of the institute of motor industry ‘IMI’ ever since.
  • Light vehicle maintenance and repair IMIAL lv 2. 2007
  • Vehicle maintenance and repair NVQ level 2. 2007
  • Vehicle maintenance and repair NVQ level 3. 2009
  • Diploma in light vehicle maintenance and repair level 3.2008
  • Trafford college mechanic of the year award 2008
  • Sam passed level 3 earning 3 merits & 1 distinction.
  • 4 Wheel Super Tracker course completion 2012
  • Snap On Intermittenr Driveability & EOBD Course 2012
  • Snap on guide to component testing course 2013
  • Snap on diesel engine technology course 2013
  • IMIAL level 3 award in automotive air conditioning (EC842-2006)
  • Awarded to be apart of the Pagid braking proud to fit programme 2013
  • Provided the technical advice for the Mercedes Enthusiast magazine CLS used road test 'December 2011'.
  • Provided the technical advice for the Mercedes Enthusiast magazine CLK used road test 'August 2013'.
  • Provided the technical advice for the Mercedes Enthusiast magazine CL buyers guide 'July 2014'.


Steve Richardson

Steve Richardson

Steve started work at Mercedes Benz Macclesfield in 1990 where he picked up many skills and soon became workshop foreman, also taking on the roll of fault finding expert where he was challenged with unusual and problematic Mercedes faults that required special diagnostic skills and many hours of patience to identify faults that many would not be able to solve putting his knowledge in 1980's & 90’s Mercedes models ahead of the rest.

In 2013 Steve took semi retirement working at the garage part time were his vast knowledge on the older models is still in high demand.

Whilst at Mercedes Benz Macclesfield Steve gained the following qualifications:

  • S Class introduction - W140 1991
  • Touring guarantee 1993
  • General passenger car service 1990
  • W140 S class electronics intro 1992
  • KE injection & catalytic convertors 1991
  • Testing with Herman engine tester 1993
  • Technical intro to 202 C class 1993
  • LH injection system W140 S class 1991
  • 4 Wheel Super Tracker course completion 2012
  • Provided the technical advice for the Mercedes Enthusiast magazine C class used buyers guide 'Febuary 2014'.


Simon Hall

Simon Hall

Simon started working at SPR Autos in 2007 previously working at a German marques specialist for 6 years where he 1st started gaining mechanical knowledge of the Mercedes Benz models. Simon is capable of carrying out any repair and and has a great knowledge of the Mercedes range, common faults and repair methods

Simon gained his qualifications at Stockport quality training college to current simon has received the following:

  • Advanced apprenticeship in vehicle maintenance and repair 2007
  • NVQ level 2 vehicle maintenance and repair 2004
  • NVQ level 3 vehicle maintenance and repair 2007
  • Diploma in vehicle maintenance and repair 2007
  • Bartec automotive information services introduction & operation snap on diagnostics scanner
  • 4 Wheel Super Tracker course completion 2012
  • Snap On Intermittenr Driveability & EOBD Course 2012
  • Snap on guide to component testing course 2013
  • Snap on diesel engine technology course 2013