A month or so ago, I looked on the Car Talk website (official web home of the popular radio show) for a recommended mechanic in my area. One of the highest rated shops happened to be just up the road from my workplace, at the corner of NC Hwy 55 and NC Hwy 54: Wasp Automotive. I've been to them twice now, once for my 120K tuneup and once today for a check-engine light problem (which turned out to be a problem with my car's emissions system).
I can't say enough positive things about this shop. At my 120K tuneup, the mechanic pointed out that my brakes had about 8 or 10 thousand more miles on them, so he recommended holding off on changing them. He gave me the same advice for my timing belt, which had about 15,000 more miles on it. It's the rare place, especially in today's economy, that would advise you to not give them your money.
Today, while waiting on my complimentary ride to work (a nice perk), I fired up my laptop and discovered that they have a wireless access point! I quickly started my company VPN connection, and hopped online to check my email. Incredible!
The folks at Wasp automotive are friendly, the service is extremely fast, and the prices are very reasonable. If you're in the Triangle area of North Carolina and you want a great mechanic, check them out. You won't be disappointed.