First, we have found that it really pays to have A shop work on our car. In the past, I have used a place for brakes, a place for the oil change, a place for major repairs, etc. In the end, we believe that our car is safer when we have just one shop working on it. We have developed trust and respect for our automotive tech.
When we were going to multiple shops, we found that the techs tended to just "throw parts" at our problems. In the end, we paid more (for a lot of unnecessary parts) and had more costly down time. The real value in an auto tech is in his ability to correctly diagnose and repair a problem the first time. We found a place that does that.
Our guy is Dave Hansen of Colorado Car Clinic. Burt Subaru is across from his shop, 5311 S. Broadway in Littleton. Dave owns the place. The phone number for reservations is 303-730-0055.
At first glance, they may seem to be a little bit more expensive than the chains and discount repair shops, but you can save a small fortune when you have the problem correctly diagnosed and expertly repaired on the first visit. We don't want to go to the CHEAPEST doctor, and we wouldn't feel safe using a CHEAP mechanic to fix our car!