Don Marti

Fri 28 Nov 2008 08:56:47 AM PST

Good independent mechanic in Alameda, California

This is where we take our cars (one VW Golf, one Honda Accord) for scheduled service, smog checks, and the occasional random problem: Fred's Wrenchouse. (No web site, that's a link to the comment page on the Car Talk site.) Always fixed right and on time, with no surprises. Some idiot on a motorcycle knocked the rear view mirror off the VW, and Fred found an off-brand mirror for less than the name brand part. Works fine.