Best Car Repair

While the average car repair joint is a greasy, fume-filled hole-in-the-wall, Luscious Garage just about lives up to its name. The woman-owned biz specializes in hybrids, and its digs, located in a historic brick warehouse in SOMA, are ecologically savvy. The garage runs on solar power, it hosts art shows, and its waiting room is abloom with both philodendrons and Virginia Woolf novels. Carolyn Coquillette is the brains behind this beauty: The dual physics and English major sees driving as a necessary evil, one whose by-products she is determined to reduce. Luscious runs a paperless office; recycles all fluids, metal, and packaging; and tries to avoid aerosols and volatile organic compounds. The road to Oz is no longer yellow: It's green.

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