I just moved down to SoCal and am pretty unfamiliar about auto repair shops who know VW Beetles. I found Mike's shop got decent reviews online and so I took a flying leap of faith and tried him out. Got my appt set up for the next morning and he finished exactly when I needed it to be done. Mike was really professional, but with a hometown touch. VWs are his passion. He was enthusiastic in showing me where the waterpump was leaking and gave me a discounted price (I think he saw how stressed I was about the costly repair) to have both the timing belt and waterpump combo service done, since I'd eventually need the belt to be replaced soon anyway (75,300 mi on my beetle)-for below $590, using VW genuine parts. I acknowledge it wasn't the cheapest, but it was decent for the quality service. He took the time to show me the old parts, afterwards, to show me how bad it was. VWs are high maintenance and so I trust Mike to get it done right the first time. It's a shame he's only open Mon-Fri, but I can respect a guy who can balance life/work.