I'm a decent shade-tree mechanic and consider myself a good judge or real mechanics. Jesse, the owner of ATLR, is a real mechanic. My wife and I bring our vehicles to Jesse once or twice a year and basically write him a blank check to repair, replace, or flush anything that needs or will need attention. He's never upsold me on anything our vehicles don't need. His prices are below market average for the same (or higher) caliber of work you'd get at the dealer. He also stands by his repairs for 12,000 miles. Some reviews ping Jesse for being rude. He owns his own shop. He's working without a safety net. He's not rude, he's busy! Mechanics work on thin margins.Volume is critical. His family's livelihood depends on his reputation and satisfying people's often unreasonable expectations about repair times, among other things. Despite that, he's always happy to field my questions and provide advise concerning the service I do myself, even when the phone's ringing off the hook. If you expect concierge-level service that accepts AMEX, take your car to the dealer. Be prepared to pay for it, though. Myself, I prefer a greasy handshake from a straight shooter. As an aside, Toyota's can get 300,000 miles. But they don't often get there on routine maintenance alone. I wouldn't take Pep Boys, or any franchise mechanic's, word as gospel.