2307 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, map; (626) 449-5213
Sarkis Chilingaryan owns and runs this shop. He is the best and most honest mechanic I have ever met. A lot of Caltech and other people have heard about this shop by word of mouth. So you will have to be a bit patient when dropping off or picking up your car. But the wait is worthwhile. Sarkis will not do repairs that are not needed and his charges are very reasonable. The shop is next to Vons on Colorado. Tell Sarkis that you are from Caltech. Often he can arrange for a ride back to campus when you drop the car off. (2001) M_F 8-6, Sat 8-4.