Re: Auto Repairs: How do you get them done?
Knock on wood, we've had pretty good luck on our cars. Had a Volvo and several Hondas.
I followed the maintenance schedules pretty religiously on both cars. Used to go to a Precision Tune that was always fair with the price and good with the service. Then they sold the business to a new owner and I had a less than pleasant experience with them. 4 times they tried to fix something, and 4 times I had to take it back because the problem wasn't fixed.
Over the years, I've also had occasion to try different dealer service departments. You couldn't pay me to go back to a couple of them. But I've found one that has a well run shop and the prices on the basic maintenance seems to be pretty reasonable, so I've been going to them for everything. In fact, I had a couple things that needed checked out on my car (a 2002) about a month ago. Dealer took care of them and didn't charge me anything.