Posted: 10/1/2011Provided by Citysearch -
When a friend in Mikulteo told me today their truck needs a new transmission, I reminded her of my adventure.... Early December 2007, I made an appointment at a place near me in Ballard, and had AAA tow my car. When we arrived, they were dirty, rude, and not what I needed. Driver Tino suggested ""a much better place"", and called ahead to explain the situation. End of the week, no appointment yet when we got to the Shell station, Dino Cooper and the guys were professional, nice, funny and reassuring. My Nissan 240 SX was repaired as soon as the parts arrived, and everything was perfect: Dino charged me $800.00 (less then his original quote) yet the dealership near Des Moines had quoted over $2,000. Then on Christmas morning, something different happened with the car and there I was, aimed uphill, on that curve near 46th, half blocking a lane and somebody's driveway, and then it started to snow (yes, really) but the tow truck driver stopped everything when I called the station and came to the rescue. I will always be grateful, and will continue to send them customers. Thank you Dino, Niko and Tino: you are absolutely the BEST! PS, I'm back in California now, with a new reliable Subaru, but still get gas there when visiting.