My short-form review of Lohmann’s Automotive Repair: Owner Jason Lohmann is an excellent technician and a superb human being.
Here is the longer version. In today’s world, where the first rule is to trust no one, I learned to believe again. A sudden vehicle failure a long way from home, as in my case, evokes shudders. The stereotype is of the mechanic who gouges the heck out of the over-a-barrel stranger, because he can. And with no easy transportation home at that time, I had visions of spending the night in a cheap motel with no dinner and not even a toothbrush. But after waiting for my tow-in more than two hours past closing time, Jason assessed the situation clearly and humanely; diagnosed the problem quickly and accurately; then planned and executed the solution in a dedicated, focused matter, no muss, no fuss, and no puffery-- all the while being an advocate for the severely disadvantaged customer. (Wouldn’t it be something if we had a few hundred of his sort populating the Congress and important branches of government?) He even found a replacement part locally and talked the vendor into making an after-hours delivery, $100 and a couple of days less then from the nearest dealer. An hour later I was on my way home. As I paid the bill, I thought that Jason hadn’t charged enough for his labor, so I tried to give the Samaritan of South Sound a tip. His response: “No, sir. I started this business two years ago, and the economy has been terrible. But I’ve been blest, and I aim to keep it that way.” Ah. And I aim to support him in that quest.