This day and age, it's a cliché that mechanics will find any way to fleece their customers, preying on an ignorance of their vehicles and how best to repair them. Having dealt specifically (and regularly) with Advanced Automotive and a particular chain that shall go unnamed, I will state unequivocally that Advanced Automotive exceeds any and all levels of professionalism and responsibility when it comes to their customers.
I had a vehicle with a crack in the exhaust system. I took it to a chain store for their assessment, and though they accurately explained they would only be able to replace rather than repair this system, when I made it clear that I would be willing to pay for whatever was necessary for this vehicle to pass inspection, they not only did nothing, and refused to notify me of this, they also failed to return my registration paperwork when I came to pick it up. As a result, I was driving in a car that failed inspection without its registration on hand.
After this, I went to Advanced Automotive. Not only did they immediately diagnose the problem, they quickly established - and communicated - that the necessary repairs would exceed the resale value of the vehicle. A hard truth, but a necessary one. These guys don't sugarcoat the truth, they don't mess around, and they know what they're doing. Their service is not only fast, but they give accurate estimates in their diagnoses, prices, and timelines for service. In short, you cannot wish for a better business to service your vehicle.