I’m all about supporting the private owned garage. My daughter is a college student in Rochester, NY and her minivan overheated. Please help me find a reputable service center (other than a dealer) to get her van serviced.
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She could ask some of the locals that work at the college or university. Professors, cafeteria workers, housekeeping staff, library staff… They all have cars and some of them probably have kids in college.