Initially I took my car to this shop to redeem a coupon for an oil change. I was greeted by a very friendly man named Karl. It turned out that an oil change wasn't necessary yet, based on the mileage sticker placed on the windshield by the last shop that changed the oil. Karl then offered a "check up report card" for about the same price, where a mechanic did an overall review of the systems, topped off all the fluids, etc. Afterwards, Karl told me that the checkup revealed that the brake line was leaking quite a bit and that the brakes would fail without warning if not repaired soon. Also, my battery needed to be replaced since it was not charging and it too would fail soon. There were other things that were slightly less urgent but required attention very soon. All in all, the repairs would cost over $1500.00. I explained that I was on disability and couldn't afford the repairs. I wondered later if I should have requested to see the brake fluid leaking, the worn pads, battery test, bad wires, etc., but I didn't. It would have been helpful if LK's Auto Repair would have offered to show me and also some sort of payment plan so that I could have tried to take care of the battery, then the brakes, then the other things. Since I am unable to travel to other repair places for other opinions, I have decided to try and sell my car as is and take advantage of the door-to-door public transit system in my city. After driving for 45 years, it's a very hard decision to make, but I realize that owning an older vehicle (2001) with all the expenses that go with it (repairs, insurance, gas), is hardly something that is possible on Social Security. I do rate the friendliness of LK's 5 stars!!