Luscious Garage | Hybrid Specialists This shop is advertised to be an example of the future of automotive repair. Environmentally friendly, transparent, and being specialists on specific models. I think this approach may be the direction of professional auto repair in the future as cars grow more complex. It is simply too difficult for a shop to be extremely familiar with every make and model and its common issues. For this shop, their specialty is hybrids. Their prices seem to be fair considering the level of knowledge and their willingness to be pioneers in the field of hybrid service and repair. At $120/hr, their labor rate is average for the SF Bay Area. In addition, their prices for diagnostic work are much more reasonable from the dealer. For instance, one dealer that I went to had a sign on the wall that said any hybrid-related diagnosis requires an upfront authorization of 2hr labor, which is $240. In comparison, Luscious charges $60 I believe. However, the $110 they charge for a minor service is a bit high, but it does include some extras such as adjusting the emergency brake (which the dealer charges extra for) and the thoroughness of the inspection performed is more in-line with a dealer's "intermediate" service. In addition, this shop is actually familiar with our cars-- unlike my usual dealer who is afraid to change the transaxle fluid. I am bringing my 2011 there today for the 15k transaxle drain and refill. Hopefully from this small job, I will see if they live up to the great reviews and to the outstanding shop that they claim to be. If so, I will be using them in the future for diagnostic work and for work that I am too lazy to do myself. I will keep everyone posted on how the visit goes. Hopefully this can become a great alternative for hybrid owners once our Gen IIIs go out of warranty and will be needing repairs.