I brought my 2000 VW here for service when it started making a terrible noise. Just a month prior, I spent $900 over at Marin Auto Science to get my car into good working condition, so I was pretty alarmed. Mike called me and told me that he would do the repairs, but that I should also consider getting a new car if I wasn't attached to my car. He explained that it would probably be about $2,000 to address what needed to be fixed now, but that there were some leaks that would have to be repaired in the future. The total repairs would exceed the car's worth. He was very thorough in his explanation and took time to answer many questions. I was impressed that he wasn't just trying to get $2,000 of work out of my older car. I did end up buying a new car and now I take my new one there. I wish I had come to A&A Auto before I went to Marin Auto Science- I probably would have ended up with the same outcome and saved myself $900.