The History of Metric Motors

Reno 1969

Metric Motors was established in November of 1969. It was the first independent Mercedes repair shop in Reno. Started by two factory trained technicians. Elfar and Collin partnered up to serve the Reno area for people to have a choice other than the dealer and there repair prices. They worked the partnership for the next 5 years only to split in 1975. Elfar Skulason bought out his partner and continued to work at the first Metric Motors location on 1995 E. 4th St. in Reno.


Reno 1979

In June of 1979 Elfar’s son Sandur joined his father to continue the business and learn how to repair {MERCEDES BENZ} at that time we were looking to expand our shop area. The next location was up at the top of Valley and Timber way in North Reno. We moved to that location in 1980. Metric Motors took care of the Mercedes people for the next 6 years at that location only to move to a newer location more than five years later.


Reno 1986

Metric Motors then settled into the shop on 1201 E. 4th St. and Sutro in 1986. The team here was able and happy to serve many great customer, friends and family at this location for over 30 years. In 2016 Elfar had decided to retire and leave the shop to his son Sandur. He took over in April 2016. Sandur’s wife Tyna joined the business to help with costumers and the books. Since then Sandur and Tyna have served the Reno area for all the Mercedes repairs totaling the last 37 years.


Reno 2017

Our shop is now in a new location in Sparks Nevada and since move, we hired Chris Gallegos who has been working on Mercedes since 1992 we are all ready to take care of your Mercedes with great prices and years of experience repairing Mercedes and other fine foreign vehicles. Our shop specializes working on Mercedes while also repairing and servicing BMW, Audi, and Jaguar. Our shop will be celebrating a grand opening soon at our new location at 1005 Greg st. in Sparks NV. 89431. Between Industrial and Merietta on the south side of Greg St. to better serve you. Please feel free to give us a call for an estamate for your repirs or service needed. (775)329-7209 and ask for Sandur!

Metric Motors moves to Sparks Nevada!

Check out our new German car care service option for the month of April and May! Call the shop today and make an appointment for our Complete Mobile One Service only $150! The European car service features: Mobile One Oil with a 15,000 mile oil filter, and includes: checking all levels, checking undercarriage & brakes, and resetting service indicator. The special highlights 48 years of service and operation in Northern Nevada as the original mechanic shop for Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi, Jaguar and Volvo.

Join the celebration with The New Metric Motor today at 1005 Greg Street Sparks, Nevada 89431

Top 9 Common Mercedes Repairs Fall 2016

If you don’t follow a regular service and maintenance program for your Mercedes Benz it may be time to schedule an appointment for the check engine or service light on your vehicles dash. Call Metric Motors today and find out why we have been the top choice in the Reno Nevada area for Mercedes Benz repairs and service maintenance.

  1. Check Engine Light
  2. Heaters
  3. Tune-ups
  4. Starters
  5. Battery Replacement
  6. Oil Changes
  7. Emissions
  8. Brakes
  9. Windshield wipers

Since 1969 Metric Motors has been serving the Reno / Sparks and surrounding area with personalized service, repair and maintenance specializing in Mercedes Benz vehicles. Call us today to schedule your vehicle appointment and visit us in our original location East of Downtown Reno. Metric Motors is your Downtown Reno Mercedes Benz repair shop happy to serve all your European automobile needs.

100,000 miles and counting

After repairing German Automobiles in Reno for more than 47 years, Metric Motors is Reno source for Mercedes Benz repairs and service. When your vehicle reaches 100,000 miles it time to start planning for a service to make sure your Mercedes Benz is ready for another 100,000 miles and more. Did you know the engine mounts on a Mercedes Benz are oil filled? The purpose of the oil filled engine mounts is to keep vibrations from the engine from being transferred to the cabin. These mounts should be inspected every 100,000 miles and replaced as needed to avoid or reduce vibration issues with the interior of the vehicle.

The next 100,000 miles and more

Keep your Mercedes Benz running longer by servicing and replacing parts needing more attention after the first 100,000 miles. Suspension issues become more common when proper care has not addressed the replacement of struts, shocks, ball joints, sway bar link and the control arm bushings. Additionally, if your Mercedes Benz is equipped with air suspension you may need to replace the airmatic bags suspension system which consists of suspension air compressor & relay, air suspension strut and the air bags.

Metric Motors your Mercedes Benz mechanic

Give the shop a call to make your appointment for a high-mileage service, our technicians will make sure to give your vehicle a through inspection and service. When you bring your Mercedes Benz to Metric Motors, we are your team, supporting the health and longevity of your vehicle!

The team at Metric Motors really got a kick out of this simple DIY camper project using a Mercedes Benz Sprint Van that adventurer and filmmaker Sergei Boutenko built to accommodate his work and recreational lifestyle. Living in the Reno with access to some of the greatest outdoor adventures available in the Sierra Nevada area brought to light what a great option for multipurpose vehicle that promoted an equal amount of work and adventure time. Enjoy this video breaking down the process and cost to convert a Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van. Feel free to comment, post pictures or tag Metric Motors with your videos, pictures and adventures in your Mercedes Benz!


Summer is coming to an end and now is a great time for a fall service appointment while preparing for winter here in the Sierra Nevada area. Metric Motors is your independent German motors repair shop for Reno and the Northern Nevada region. If you are new to the Reno area, look to Metric Motors for personalized service specializing in Mercedes Benz repairs and services. Be sure to check out our special for October, and receive a free vehicle scan with in shop service or repair.

Metric Motors has been in the automotive industry for 47 years and we are proud to be serving the Reno area as the first Mercedes automotive shop. Since 1969 our family and service advisers have served Northern Nevada with specialized maintenance services, diagnosis and repairs for all models of Mercedes Benz vehicles. The automotive shop is conveniently located near Downtown Reno, (to the East) the University of Nevada Reno (to the Southeast) where you will find our factory trained and ASE certified professionals.

Our Team is here to serve you while keeping your vehicle in the best condition. We take the time to explain every job and always provide you with an estimate in advance. You can be assured with peace of mind that our service team have the training and experience to repair your vehicle the first time, every time. Call us today to make an appointment with our service team for all of your Mercedes repairs and maintenance services. Metric Motors is here to take care of you even with simple maintenance ranging from scanning your vehicle, tune-ups, windshield wipers, brakes and battery replacement.

Your local and dependable repair shop for German made cars is Metric Motors. Bring in your dealer service/repair quote and we will provide you with a better service experience for a better price with more personalized experience. Call today and make an appointment for your Mercedes Benz, Audi, BMW, Jaguar or Volvo.

After providing Mercedes Benz repairs for over 47 years in the Reno Area, there are a lot of common repairs we see at Metric Motors. Here is our Top 20 list of common repairs and service needs for our Mercedes Benz clients:

  1. Air Conditioners
  2. Check Engine Lights
  3. Oil Changes
  4. Oil Filters
  5. Computer Diagnostics
  6. CV, Flex & Universal Joints
  7. Cruise Control
  8. Belts
  9. Hoses
  10. Starters
  11. Alternators
  12. Brakes
  13. Clutch Systems
  14. ABS Service
  15. Power Steering
  16. Fuel System
  17. Tune-ups
  18. Wheel Bearings
  19. Emissions
  20. Timing Belt

Make an appointment today at Metric Motors and have our shop scan your vehicle to diagnose why engine or service light is on. We can provide a full vehicle inspection to make sure all areas of your vehicle are road safe and ready for the driving season ahead. Ask yourself when was the last time you inspected and replaced the battery, windshield wipers, headlights, signal bulbs and belts on your Mercedes Benz. We also service AUDI, BMW, Jaguar and Volvo vehicles.