I'm a car guy, so I'm very leery of mechanics. But my Civic needed new outer CV boots and, knowing that it would take me all of two days, and would be done on a cold driveway with snowfall, I decided to see what it would cost to have someone else do it. I'd received a recommendation from a couple friends about AJ, so I gave him a call to see what he'd charge for it.I ended up e-mailing and later calling on the phone, and he returned my e-mail promptly and courteously (which seems to be a rarity for repair shops). We talked about what the car was doing, what it needed, and not only was he much less than other shops I had called, he fit me into his busy schedule.I went down there this morning, and he had the new axles and boots done in 35 minutes, then spent another 30 going over the car to make sure everything else was in order. He even made a few adjustments and tweaks while the car was in the air. We even chatted about his impressive racing career while he worked. In short, he was definitely worth the hour drive for me to get there, and I feel very comfortable in his work. I'd definitely come back to him.