Best Mechanic - 2008
South Coast Auto Clinic
Your oil light (among others) has flashed for weeks, yet you fear patronizing any mechanic because of too many KNBC-TV Channel 4 exposés. Throw those fears away when visiting South Coast Auto Clinic, where affable owner Sal (like all good auto mechanics, he goes by only his first name 'cause it says it there on his blue work shirt) and his merry band of grease monkeys tell it like it is. We know of one case in which a friend asked Sal for a second opinion regarding an expensive procedure, and Sal said it was necessary but not for a good year—and promised a discount then. Water and soda are on the house, and they provide a free ride within a 5-mile radius. Now, if they could only install some Wi-Fi . . .