As a woman, I am always skeptical of being taken advantage of by a mechanic. I had no fear about that at Alameda Foreign. Things were well explained to me, I was NOT spoken down to or treated ""like a girl."" I have gone to this place for YEARS and never had a bad repair, and if they made a mistake or don't know something they admit it immediately. For instance, the owner told me that Jiffy Lube had left the oil cap (or something) off my car. He came back later and apologized, saying that he hadn't realized that one of his people had already removed it. Had he not admitted it, I would never have known the difference. Don't believe me, check with Click and Clack.
Pros: Respectful, Thorough, Expert
Cons: Not open on Sat