Twice now I have brought my car in to C Van R and presented them with a perfect opportunity to take advantage of me. And twice now, they have done the RIGHT THING.
The first involved what I thought was a bad alternator: They could have replaced it and charged me an exorbitant amount. How would I have known?
But instead they told me that the belt had just slipped, and that they had fixed it for a nominal charge.
Then today, I brought the same car in, having stalled on the street. After diagnosing it, they told me my options were either a simple timing belt replacement for $500, or a complete overhaul for over $1000. Then, given the age and mileage of the car - and their resulting estimate of the car's worth - THEY SUGGESTED THE CHEAPER OPTION...
Where else are you gonna find a shop that honest?
You can't go wrong here...
Pros: Honesty, Integrity
Cons: Downtown traffic