To my absolute amazement a decent independent mechanic has opened up a shop in this burg just north of Denver. About all we've had are chains like Meinke. The one independent guy told me he was too tired to do extensive work. The new guy and his dad bought an old gas station, gutted the place, and had it repainted with two new lifts. He's also a Ford nut, owned Mustangs, an F150, a '67 Ranchero, and speaks Ranchero. I've got him fixing up all the oil and antifreeze leaks in my '02 Ranger. Fairly extensive. He even called me to see if it was ok to replace the leaking water pump since that wasn't on my list. Sheez. Meinke would not have asked me nothing - just soaked me with extra charges.