If you want to spend a lot of money from the beginning, you can just go to many other places. Chalard is so honest that he will first try to fix it with a minimum (or no) cost if he thinks it's worth trying that way, then he will definitely see it through and fix the problems completely if he is sure new parts or further fixes are necessary. Some people might not like this approach, and may just conclude they are that as good as we're saying they are. As you can see from the majority of great reviews however, you can absolutely trust this place. Chalard is still the best and the most honest mechanic around. Once you go to Chalard's, it's hard to trust anyone else. They are skilled, they are humble, and they are honest. Remember, there are many good mechanics who can fix your cars: their approaches and costs are all different. Chalard's has been more than a great shop for me for many years. I will never go to anyone else. Took my Jeep 3 weeks ago, and Chalard is still the best! I live 15 miles away, but I'd never take my car to any place else! He is the MOST HONEST mechanic around, and the nicest person too! He won't make you pay if you don't need to. He even didn't want to accept money when he provided some quick small adjustments. Only when a repair is needed, he will explain exactly what it is and never charge anything unnecessary. Sure he is a man of few words and busy sometimes, but you can definitely trust him! We're very lucky to have him in our area. How can I not write a great review for this place! I have met the most honest and hard working mechanic around! I brought my (manual shift) car to Chalard's since the engine kept cutting off while idling. By the time I force-drove 20 minutes to the shop avoiding releasing the gas pedal by using only the hand break when stopping, it seemed that the car fixed by itself for the moment. Still, he spent time checking everything is alright (and I think he adjusted the pressure or something as well), and he didn't charge me a penny for his time! He was so very nice when I thanked him for his service and kindness. Thank you!