After realizing that I was getting ripped off at the Santa Monica Nissan dealer when I took my car in for service, I switched to the Firestone garage on La Brea, which happens to be in my neighborhood. I have had two really good experiences there, and I recommend them as well. Today, however, they were unable to deal with a sudden mechanical hiccup of mine because they were swamped, so they recommended I try Magic Touch which is located about 1/2 block away. The place looks a bit sketchy (yellow and purple paint?) but everyone was very professional and helpful. They were able to deal with my problem immediately (broken fuel injector) and I had my car back in about the time it took to have lunch. Best part: they seemed as concerned about giving me a good price as I was to get a good price. The net result: it cost $200 less than the Nissan dealership charged for the same repair. The truth is, based on appearances, I never would have tried this place if the Firestone mechanics hadn't pointed my in their direction. If you are in the Park La Brea/Miracle Mile area and need a repair, definitely give them a try. Highly recommmended.