AutoAid is a breath of fresh air compared to the corporate big chain auto repair alternatives in the area. For the first year or two of my living in California I was always worried and had anxiety every time my car had even a minor issue, because I dreaded having to take it in. I'm from Kansas City, and I had a good relationship with a great mechanic there, but had not had any luck finding the right place out here. I took my car to PepBoys a couple of times out of necessity, but never had a very good experience with them. Half of the time the repair wouldn't fix it and I'd be back in within a week, and none of their staff were every very friendly or treated me very well.So I hit the review sites looking for a better choice. I called a couple of places that had fairly good reviews, but didn't get very good response - either they were very rude to me on the phone or they said it would take them several days before they could see my car.I called AutoAid, and immediately had a good vibe about them. It's also very close to my house, and they told me they would gladly give me a ride home when I dropped my car off (PepBoys has never done that even though I live even closer to them). I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of their little shop - even the bathroom is always very clean. All of their employees are friendly, and legitimately care about every one of their customers. They got my car fixed quickly, correctly, and for a reasonable price.My first experience with them was about a year and half ago, and I have taken my car to them every single time since, both for larger fixes and simple oil changes. Jack and David (father/son owner team) both are honest men that put their heart and soul into running a great business - the family has been doing this in the same location since the 70's. Per, one of the main mechanics, is also a friendly man who is wonderful to work with, and does the job right. It's important for all of us to keep supporting this kind of local small business!I highly recommend AutoAid to everyone. I cannot promise they will always be "dirt cheap", but they are honest and reasonable (they offer a great customer rewards program and give AAA discount as a AAA certified mechanic), and I have been 100% happy with them every single time I've been there.