In a city with 527 miles of freeway and 382 miles of conventional highway, knowing where to find reliable Los Angeles auto repair is an absolute must. Whether you’ve recently been in a wreck or just want to get some routine auto maintenance or a regularly scheduled smog check, finding a mechanic doesn’t have to be a nightmare. If you want a body shop with staying power, hit up North Hollywood Auto Repair, which has been in business since 1937. If you’re a downtown commuter, you can head to Humming Motors Auto Repair, which was ranked top auto-repair shop by the LA Hot List. If you’re just not sure whether you need to head in at all, keep an eye on your mileage, which can help tip you off since you should be getting at least an oil change every 5,000–10,000 miles.

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