Holy cow, Chalard is AMAZING. I went there with very low expectations about my car--it broke down unexpectedly and the first mechanic I went to quoted me $2800 to fix it, and recommended I just junk the car. I decided to take it to Chalard for a second opinion, and THANK GOD I did. He told me the other guy didn't know what he was talking about and he could do the fix for about $1300. I picked it up the other week, and omg my little car purrs like a kitten. It sounds/drives better than it EVER has. He offered to do a free checkup after 500 miles just to make sure everything is ok. Chalard, you are my automotive savior and a god among men. Other notes: yes, the place looks really terrible from the outside--like a chop shop, actually, but trust your fellow yelpers, things are not as they appear. Also, they took 2 days longer to fix it than they estimated, but not a big deal . . .