Yeah, I know, it sounds incredible but I think I've found an honest, reasonably priced, and skilled auto mechanic. The fellow's a certified ASE Master Technician who, as the business name implies, works out of his home's garage. He says he went freelance because he was fed up with the way so many commercial garages unnecessarily maximize service procedures and their costs in order to take advantage of those less-than-mechanically-astute, such as myself. I had a "Check Engine Service" light illuminate on my old Chevy pickup which precluded my getting a state inspection sticker and was dreading a trip to a dealership or independent garage (though I'm certain some are also honest, but which?). After making an easily-arrived-at appointment, he quickly and accurately diagnosed my truck's problem - a failed O2 sensor - and repaired it at what I'm convinced was an entirely reasonable cost. After I'd driven the vehicle for a few miles to reset its monitors, I took it in for its state inspection and it passed with flying colors.