Our active duty son’s car had been out of inspection for several months. Not wanting to ask for help, he didn’t call home to let anyone know there were problems with the vehicle, so it sat without being driven. We found out during a spur-of-the-moment visit about the issue. There were dash lights on and multiple noises and it couldn’t pass inspection if it had to. My husband went over the problems and had O’Reilley’s diagnose the computer codes, but didn’t have the tools or time to make as many repairs as were required. We found 17th Street Automotive online, and after reading numerous glowing reviews about their honesty, called for an appointment. We explained our situation, that we were visiting from out-of-state, and that we weren’t even sure our son’s car was worth fixing, but asked for an estimate of repairs necessary to pass VA inspection. We also inquired about the scope of work able to be performed at the shop, finding the site’s services to be comprehensive. My husband had a good idea what was wrong with the car before calling, which made the final list of problems easy to accept. We would vouch for their honesty. Joel at 17th Street was courteous and flexible. He told us he would estimate repairs and we could work out payment if we decided to proceed with the work (the only downside to 17th Street is they can’t or won’t take credit card payments over the phone). Our son dropped off his car and within a couple of days we had an estimate of approximately $1600.00: oil change, spark plug change, cleaning of carbon deposits, wheel bearings, MAP sensor, inspection, and rear rotors and pads. The work was completed in a timely fashion for slightly less money than we were quoted. My son says the car now runs like a champ. No noises and no lights. I mailed a cashier’s check to the shop and when they received it, my son was able to pick up his car. I can’t thank 17th Street Automotive enough for taking a leap of faith. Military families are separated by miles and we, as military parents, do the best we can under the circumstances. Kudos to Joel and crew for helping take care of our sailor.