Mike's place is a long way from where I live, so I take my car there for the jobs I can't do myself or can't diagnose. Other shops can't diagnose problems correctly either, but will cheerfully charge to fix things that aren't broke. Finding someone competent and honest is a challenge, and with we find that we stay with them a long time. There is a bus stop about a mile away, and I prefer to walk there because it saves me a trip to the gym - but Mike is very willing to run me down there and I let him do that if it's too hot/cold or raining. The trip to/from Mike's via foot, bike, two buses and rail tram is an adventure I kind of enjoy.