I always go to these guys. I live in Roscoe Village, and go to school up near WI, and I still go to Triangle in Chicago.
I go here for oil changes, tune-ups, I’ve had my A/C recharged here, my serpentine belt changed, and numerous other smaller things done.
The big thing: they have earned my trust. Which is amazing. I mean, “auto mechanic” and “trustworthy” go together about as well as “attorney” and “moral authority”.
I recently drove from Chicago to Nashville (7.5 hrs) in my ’01 Monte Carlo, and beforehand took my car to Triangle and asked them to check everything out before my trip. They changed my serpentine belt, rotated my tires, plugged up a small hole in a tire, and changed my oil… but, they also told me of about 3 or 4 other things that I need to get checked out and fixed in the next few months. They didn’t press me to get them done, nor did he b.s. me about their importance.