Up till now I have always serviced my own cars, only when special diagnostic tools were needed for a job or all four wheels had to be off the ground did I use my fall back guy, someone I have known for nearly forty years. In fact, his son does the work on my cars now a days. He's honest, reliable and reasonable, what more can you ask for? I've got to the age now that I only want to do the simple stuff, servicing, brakes, shocks and detailing for three reasons. 1. My body's recovery time is now days rather than hours after doing any lengthy work and, 2. I hate buying tools I will rarely use, if ever twice. 3. My boys are not interested and will probably sell all my stuff when I reincarnate, rather than inherit and use, as I did with my Dad's stuff. So, my fall back guy wins, I supply the parts, forty years in the trade equals contacts and cost prices, and he charges reasonable labour rates for good quality work. (Better not say how much, some of you would have a seizure, lol.) My final gripe, about modern cars, is the amount of computer equipment needed to do any electrical work these days, I suppose I'm just an old Luddite at heart. I miss hammer and chisel technology.