Two places that you know you aren't getting out of there for under a $100 bucks:
Today it was the mechanic. For a couple months my van's brakes were getting worse, and worse and worse -- squealing, screeching, and shaking as you stepped on the brakes. Not good. It got to the point that I was making it a ritual to make the sign of the cross and say a prayer before getting in the van to go to work.
Not anymore! Two new tires and a whole new back break system, alignment and oil change it is running like a dream. Granted an expensive dream. I am seriously considering sending the bill to the city of Syracuse.