Hard to believe isn't it? I've been going to Howard's for 4 yrs, and they've always done me right. I know a little about cars, so I'm always on the lookout for reasonable rates and honest people. Most places will charge "by the book". This means they look up how long a job will take, which is usually a low-high estimate of time. Then they charge the high time for labor, even if it doesn't take that long. Also, each job is charged seperate. And labor rates can vary widely, even within a small area. Well Howard's charges some of the lowest per hour, and they will always quote the low end of time. Also, if you are having more than one thing done, but they are related, Howard's won't charge labor for each job. For example, if you're changing a clutch and cv joint, the cv joint has to come out anyway to get to the clutch, so when they're putting everything back together they'll just put in the new cv joint and only charge for the clutch labor. Most people don't realize that this can save you hundreds, so most shops take advantage of that.