Wow, I am impressed by Bavarian Imports.
They were my go to garage when I was in school. They worked on both my '98 VW Beetle and my '91 525. They were always prompt and fair back then.
Today, I found myself in a panic. I had a flat tire, a slow leak, and took my Acura to the tire shop up the street. They immediately insisted that my tires were shot and I should buy four new ones from them right away. I was there with my infant daughter and they really laid it on thick about not driving away with her on those tires. Knowing my wear bars were no where in sight, I drove a few hundred feet down the road to Bavarian to ask for a second opinion since my husband is traveling and couldn't investigate. Derrick, the service manager, came right out and took a look. He went back and got Mike, the shop owner, and before I knew it, they were both crawling on the ground thoroughly inspecting my tires. Mike then took the time to explain that my tires were certainly not pristine but they had bad cracking and dry rot (we used to live in the CA desert) and should probably be replaced very shortly. He gave me the name of his tire rack representative who can help me pick the best tires for my needs and told me he'd be happy to install the tires on my Acura.
I really appreciate the time these guys took to do a thorough inspection and, most importantly, give a proper explanation of the situation. If only they could work on my Acura all the time... My husband will definitely be taking his 2003 330 here!