This is your dream car mechanic, especially if you own a Saab.
I started coming here in 2009 when my 9-3 sport sedan was making awful noises from the suspension. Saab of Sherman Oaks said I needed new wheel bearings on the front left and right, and that parts + labor were $750 each side ($1500!). Brought it in to Walter for a second opinion. He told me it was only the left side that needed replaced, and the parts and labor (OEM part, fyi) through him was closer to $500. He said I was about 12,000 miles away from needing new brake pads and rotors though. And since the wheel bearing/hub assembly sits right next to the rotor, he suggested I get them done at the same time and save myself an hour of labor. So he sent me on my way, with no bill. I came back about 12,000 miles later and he did it all together. Pads, rotors, bearings, and I was about $800 out the door!
Since that day, I come back here for all of my service. Every time I get an oil change, they top off all my fluids and give me a run down of my car’s health. I get a printout saying “about 7000 miles on front break pads; about 25,000 miles on rear break pads; there is a small nail in your back right tire, take it to your tire dealer and get it fixed.” Really, really thorough. I even came here to get extra keys for my car, and he charges about 1/2 what the dealer charges.
They are very honest, kind, and caring. It really feels great to support this family business that has treated me so well.