It is a challenge to find and develop a good relationship with a mechanic or mechanics to help with your cars. Communication effectiveness and trust develops over time . I usually start with smaller projects and then build on the relationship over time. Rather than pick up the car and look at it when I get home I usually want to see it on the lift, Have them explain what they plan to do and then look the car over while it is still in the shop when I pick it up. They need to be patient w me because I am ...... A car guy.