Tricia, The best way to find honest and good mechanics for cars is to search in forums like VW Forum for Volks Wagons or any forum that relates to the make of your car. I found my car mechanic this way and I will never send my car to the dealer again. What is the make of your car by the way?
If this isn't something that's really immediately urgent, you could get a couple of recommendations from friends, other Buick owners and others, then get estimates from a couple of different shops. Visit the shops and check their certifications, etc. You can often get a very good sense of a mechanic's shop from your first impression.
Imperial Auto in Cary NC was great and very affordable. We took our 1990 Grand Wagoneer to John over there and he was honest with us about the extent of work and the price was definitely fair. They are over on Chatham near Circus. (919) 468-2958
I understand theat Quality + Auto in Raleigh and Wake forest now work on US made cars. I have found them to be completely trustworthy and reasonable. I deal with the wake Forest site, but assume the company is the same at both sites.
I have heard the same about Quality. I think my brother uses them.
Thanks to all for your responses. I called Midas upon recommendation from a friend and they gave me a really good price on 2 air shocks. I'm going Monday so will let you know about my experience. They are in Raleigh.