Well, if you're me, you end up stuck at Loren's Auto Repair Inc. at Kalispell, MT.
I wore the clutch out on my car and had to have it replaced. It's a pretty major job on my model of car, and being stuck in Montana isn't very helpful either. As anyone who might have been there knows, while Montana, the state, is huge, not many people live there, lowering the chances that you'll come across someone who can both do the job and find the necessary spare parts.
To his credit, Loren and his crew were able to get my car repaired in a day - they were able to get the parts and fix it up. However, it did cost me a lot of money. Car repair is expensive, and certainly I have no complaints about the quality of their work, but you know how it is - I'll never be entirely sure whether I paid too much, since I had no choice after all.
However, given that there are very few other professional independent repair shops in town, I would feel comfortable using their services again (just not when I'm obviously desperate, I suppose).