For Japanese manufactured cars, the Car Doctor in Merrifield, VA is the only independent shop to consider. Their staff is friendly, helpful and honest. They are eager and willing to explain all repairs and will only repair if they foresee potential problems before next servicing. We have driven our cars for 150k miles, and the Car Doctor has been the reason why we were able to attain such mileage. Of course, regular servicings are the secret to auto longevity, but we would never take our cars any other place. They will also refer out to other reputable specialized shops for say, transmission work, and we have been pleased with their referrals.