Every auto repair thing is going to be expensive, let me get that out of the way. Get with the program or buy a Ventra card. There is no such thing as cheap and good auto repair (your cousin Benny in his garage will not help you pass emissions, I'm sorry). Zepeda was recommended to me by a Facebook friend, and I was surprised to find out they were an 8 minute walk from my apartment. Great! Because my newish Subaru Forester had been acting up, and the dealership I bought it from has given me asinine prices and multi day wait times just to diagnose what was wrong. Yeah okay, get out of here with that crap. So I drive across the city on a near daily basis for work, I literally cannot live without the car (have you tried to get from Hyde Park to Logan Square at 1 am, as a woman? Safely? Yeah mmkay), and David especially (love the embroidered track jacket) was incredibly accommodating to my weird schedule. I came and dropped the car off after closing the restaurant the night before and he was apologetic when he called, because he'd assumed (correctly) that I was napping. The work was done well, and done at a reasonable rate. It's not the same price point as my hillbilly pals back in Michigan, but in the city, you cannot find anyone more reasonable and more knowledgeable than Zepeda. Massive bonus points for working with a Subaru, I know they're usually reserved for specialty mechanics, who are usually a huge ripoff.