"This place is hands down the best in OC. I live in Costa Mesa and was taking my car to a mechanic near me. The local mechanic seemed to charge quite a bit, but had stellar reviews on Yelp so I figured it was worth it. I thought it was weird that I was charged for "estimated time" for labor, not actual time. When I asked about that, the local mechanic said they charge that way because they don't want to punish the repair crew financially if they choose to buy expensive gear that helps them get the job done more quickly.I was referred to Brian with Simon's Auto Body by a customer, and I am so glad. Not only was the Costa Mesa shop charging me about 30% more (that's a lot considering I had about 1500 worth of work done), but the work they did on repairing a worn out wheel bearing was installed improperly. They left it wobbly and could have caused serious damage to my car. I asked the local shop about this the day after getting my car back, and was told it is wobbling because the breaks are old an d should be replaced soon. Right around this time is when I got Brian's contact info, so I went to him for a second opinion. He took a look at my car and said I should take it back to the other shop immediately for them to replace the new wheel bearing (he said do not let them fix it because the damage is done). If Brian didn't point that out, I would have kept driving until my next oil change. Even though the local shop is under 1 mile away, I gladly drive the 11 miles each way to have it worked on properly and for a fair price. Finding a mechanic you trust is so hard, and I feel very lucky to have found this place. They are honest and won't charge you for work you don't need. I recommend calling to make an appointment, they get busy."