I took my Honda Accord in to get my 30,000 mile check-up/tune-up. I had the option of taking my car to a dealer or taking it to Mission Viejo Motors (per a co-worker's recommendation). Immediately, I thought to avoid the dealer because I had assumed that the dealer would charge twice what other places would charge for the same services. After taking my car to the shop, I was quoted an amount close to $300 (even after the 10% new customer discount). I was SHOCKED! I could have taken my car to the dealer for the same price. To make the story short, I got my car serviced at Mission Viejo Motors and I swore that I would never go there again.
I once walked into this auto shop for an oil change and I immediately walked out because they wanted somewhere around $30.