About a year ago I took advantage of an oil change discount coupon to check out Dave's Auto Service. I had just recently moved to Carlsbad from San Diego and I wanted to find a trustworthy repair shop for my beloved 1996 Toyota Avalon. Got some quotes for other services and then put off these additional repairs as long as I could. A misfire engine code finally caused me to take action, so I got quotes from other repair shops including Toyota Carlsbad, but I decided to go back to Dave's because (1) they are a smaller repair shop where one can easily talk to the owner and mechanics, and (2) they routinely work on older cars and with my car having 182K miles on it and 18 years old, I wanted a shop that not only specialized in other than new cars but would be honest with me as to needed repairs/parts replacement, as obviously just about everything on my car is wearing out, and (3) when I was there before I noticed a wide variety of cars in the shop and a friendly attitude between owner and mechanics and customers.Well, I am extremely pleased with how they handled my needs. The repair costs were very reasonable, and both the owner, Dave, and the mechanic who worked on my car, Rich (who specializes in Toyotas and Hondas), were extremely easy to communicate with. I cannot tell you how happy I was to get my car back and be able to drive it with confidence again (and no more "check engine light" on my dash).I will definitely go back to Dave's and I highly recommend him to anybody who is looking for an honest repair shop.