Best Place to Get a Lube Job and Achieve Nirvana - 2000
Quality Service Center
You gave in. You had to. You made the investment in that SUV, or maybe just that spunky little sports car you've had your eye on. But that's OK, because you know the trade-off here in the Bay Area -- you deal with never-ending traffic, astronomical gas prices, and all the other hassles that come along with petroleum-consuming vehicles. And of course, you need to do stuff like get your oil changed. At this Western Addition service station, the lines stretch down Fell Street, especially on a Saturday af-ternoon, but once the car's in the hands of the trusty mechanics, you can take a moment and enjoy some pure spirituality: The nondescript waiting room right next to the garage has a shelf filled with Buddhist texts, free for the taking, or just idly flipping through while your transmission gets assessed. It's a perfect way to achieve inner peace before you pay $2 a gallon for a fill-up.