Ive been lucky and had found an excellent mechanic in North Hollywood a while back. I was really leery of taking my car elsewhere, as I feel pretty strongly about keeping your car with the same mechanic.So, it was with some trepidation I allowed my husband to drop my car off at Santa Monica Motors. Josh called me the day of my appointment, with the list of things that needed attention I already knew it would be a list, Id put some repairs off for a year. He was super friendly, super honest, quick to let me know what needed attention and what could wait. He explained what the screechy noise was belt and what it was going to take to fix it, he was totally clear on the cost of the parts and the cost of the labor...I really couldnt ask for anything better. Also- they gurantee their work for 2 years, or 20,000 miles. So my car is running beautifully as a 2002 ford focus is likely to run, and I certainly know that I'll be taking my car back to Santa Monica Motors next time it needs some TLC.