I drive a Nissan pickup truck that my dad bought new in 1992. At this point, every time something breaks I have to decide whether or not it is worth it to fix the problem (dead battery = yes), if I can live with what's broken (wiper fluid pump dead = yes), or if it's time to junk old Blue (so far, no!).This past week, the starter -- which has been slowly but surely fading over the past 3 years -- finally gave out. I called Carlsbad Auto Service before their posted hours, expecting a machine. But somebody was there! I explained my problem and he told me to bring it on in. So I had my poor old truck towed to the shop and they took care of me very quickly, even driving me back to work as a courtesy. Later in the day, they called to inform me that while replacing my starter, they happened to notice that some U-joints were about ready to give. Here's an approximation of the conversation we had:Stu: Good news - we replaced your starter no problem, and it's working great.Me: Awesome, so I can come pick it up now?Stu: Well, there's also some bad news. Have you noticed that loud squeaking sound?Me: Yeah, I just assumed it was a loose belt or something.Stu: No, that's you drive shaft getting ready to drop onto the street.Me: Huh...They suggested that it would be a poor decision to try to drive it the 30 miles home, and having recently experienced the joy of breaking down along the lonesome stretch of highway between Oceanside and San Clemente (the aforementioned battery issue, a result of not realizing I was out of gas before the last freeway exit), I wasn't keen on testing my luck. But they were able to recommend a rental car agency that would give me a very reasonable discounted "shop rate."Old Blue was ready before noon the next day and the cost was well below the "worth it" threshold I mentioned earlier. He's running like a champ now, with no trace of the loud, annoying squeaking that has plagued us both for the past 2 years or so. This auto shop is very quick, efficient and transparent, and if (ok, when) Blue ever has any more problems while I'm in North County, Carlsbad Auto Service is the shop I will get him towed to. The only reason I'm not giving them 5 stars is that the price was a little steep. But they're up-front about the cost and at no point did I feel like they were trying to swindle me, which is everyone's #1 fear in auto repair. To me it was worth the extra money to get my truck fixed and back on the road as soon as possible.