Places like Art's Automotive are one of the main reasons I love yelp. When a business treats me right, I want to share it! Even if most likely nobody I know will ever go there. Thank you, Yelp, for making this possible. So, the whole family was on I-5, heading off to the boonies for a much-anticipated campout, when Pirate Daddy heard it. The noise. The one he'd been trying to catch again for weeks. And this time it just kept going. Pirate Daddy's best guess? An alternator bearing. So he calls around, trying to find a spare alternator. I-5 near Longview is not a good place for alternators. But a nice person directs him to Art's Automotive. Now, "Art" (not his real name) tells him that he doesn't have time to replace our alternator that evening, but to bring the truck in for the free alternator check and he'll take a look. So we do. And he and a colleague do. Right away. Fifteen minutes after pulling in to Art's, we're back on the road, heading off to the boonies, happy in the knowledge that our car has been given some focused professional attention and our alternator was not likely to go kaput when we're forty miles from anywhere. And it didn't. Vacation saved! Three cheers for Art's!