If life were fair, Nissan would have made a lot more money. Its cars last forever, which is why an entire fleet of dilapidated old Nissans that rarely need a tuneup are still jetting around Berkeley, delivering drivers and passengers to work and play. And owners of some other Japanese cars have similar bragging rights. But even the best-made cars need repairs eventually, and when they do, Angus and his Oceanworks crew are ready. It's always tough to drop off your steed at the mechanic's, especially when you're dead broke. Is this the end -- have you beaten her into the ground this time? Must you abandon her by the side of the road to be desecrated by vandals looking for parts? Will you have to start -- sob -- taking AC Transit everywhere? Or maybe you should get in shape and just ride a bike.
As these grim questions swirl through your head, Angus and his front-desk sidekicks, Natalie and Sheila, talk you down. Gently, delicately, they probe the nature of the problem. They may even take you for a little spin to identify that strange noise. By the time you leave, you'll feel better already, unlike after some visits to the shrink. When something needs to be done not now but in 2,000 miles, they'll tell you it can wait that long. When it never needs to be done, they'll tell you that, too. And, of course, sometimes it has to be done now. When that happens, trust Oceanworks.