I think that it is important to find one that more than one person recommends to you. It is also important that you know what they are doing and what you are paying for it before you allow them to do the work. Just because your car is at their garage and they have told you what you need done, does not mean you have to let them do the work. It is perfecftly reasonable to tell them that you need to think about it and you'll let them know. One time we had a mechanic insist that we couldn't drive our car off the property because our brakes were 'dangerous'....we were there for new tires. We had to threaten to call the police to get our car out, we knew there wasn't anything wrong with the brakes, we were just 'young' so this guy thought he could take advantage of us. We would never go to that place or recommend it to anyone.
at 11:41 AM on Mar. 10, 2011