Best Auto Shop: Gerry’s Tire Auto Service

39 S. Central Ave., (410) 685-4330,

Don’t let the name fool you–Gerry’s is so much more than throwing new tires on your ride. The shop covers brakes, engines, drive lines, radiators, and basics such as oil changes, all at reasonable prices. Every time we’ve taken our family car there, we feel like we’ve gotten a fair deal. Most important, though, is the quality work they do and the way they communicate about what they’ve worked on. Those qualities build trust, and in the words of Jerry Seinfeld, whose fictional mechanic, David Puddy, was stealing his bedroom moves and using them on Elaine: “Do you know what a good mechanic is worth? You can't compare that to sex.”

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