Several years ago, we took our car to the dealership service department. They indicated that the muffler needed replaced and it would cost around $1,800.
This seemed a little high, so we took the car to Lakeside and they said that they could just patch a hole in the tailpipe, which we had them do. This work was less than $200. We haven't had a problem with this muffler several years later.
We now take all of our cars to Lakeside Service and they've been incredibly helpful for two main reasons:
1. You can trust what they say about your car. They don't recommend costly repairs that aren't needed.
2. The pricing for their services is very reasonable. You'll never overpay for car service again.
If you're not happy with your current repair shop, just take your cars to Lakeside.