We drive 30 miles each way to take our Volvos to Mark's for two reasons: knowledge and trust. Mark, Nelson, and Pepe know these cars inside and out, everything from our 2008 C30 to our 1967 1800S. Our 1800 wasn't perfect when we bought it, but Mark has sorted out everything from the cooling system to the brakes to the fuse boxes. Just give him a screwdriver and a few minutes with your SU carburetors, and they'll run so much smoother! Try finding a dealer or even another specialty shop with enough vintage Volvo experience to do that. Mark's knowledge extends to all the newer Volvos too- we recently bought a used 1998 S70 T5 with over 200K on it, and in less than a week he had it running like new. More importantly for our wallet, he helped us decide which repairs to spend on and which could wait (change the oil cooler line seals, wait on the spring seats). The Volvo shop that inspected the car in Irvine would have charged us double for stuff we didn't need, while neglecting the crucial repairs! Which brings us to trust. It's very rare to find a mechanic who will work with you to save you money and get your Volvo running the way it should. Mark is that mechanic, has been for years, and he's worth every penny.P.S. Sometimes when things get busy around the shop, Mark will get a little grumbly. Not to worry. He's just trying to make sure he takes care of everyone!