None of us enjoy the prospect of needing car repairs but unfortunately breakdowns happen, and usually when we least expect it. You can fix a lot of things yourself (fan belts, spark plugs, tires, oil changes, batteries, etc) but sometimes you need to go to a pro. Unfortunately there are a lot of shady shops out there more than happy to overcharge you for things you don’t even need because they figure you don’t know any better. To fight this, learn as much as you can about your car. Most modern vehicles have computers in them now, and a special outlet under the dash. Plug a reader in and it will tell you exactly what’s wrong with your car. You can buy a reader and download a report from your car. Take it to the mechanic and you’ll have a big advantage.
If your car is still under warranty, take it to the dealership you bought it at. For example, if you have an Acura, your local dealership is the place to find the best Honda car service. Take full advantage of your warranty and everything it entitles you to, and your dealership will take care of you.