1035 W. 41st St., (410) 889-6748, brentwoodauto.com
Since its humble beginnings in the ‘70s as the People’s Garage in a Brentwood Avenue back alley, Brentwood has grown into the most trusted place for the repair of foreign cars without losing the friendliness of its bohemian origins. The proof is in the thank-you notes plastered all over the lobby. Now located across the street from the Giant in north Hampden, this garage isn’t especially cheap, but the staff is honest and reliable, so you’re paying only for what you need. Why would anyone go to a dealership when they could go to Brentwood? In recent years, Brentwood has also begun to sell used cars that the garage has renovated and guaranteed. We’ve had good luck buying cars there.