Hello - Not sure whether this is the place to ask, given that cars don't seem too popular (!), but I was wondering whether anyone could recommend a mechanic? Preferably one who wouldn't find lots of expensive things wrong with my car because I'm blonde/female...
I've been with a fantastic small garage on Coldharbour Lane (Camberwell end) for over ten years now. They're great guys, full of advice and knowledge, passionate about cars and good value. Number: 020 7733 2770, ask for Billy (mechanical things), or Ian (body work).
Try RW Autos on Morocco street, just off Bermondsey Street. It's a small local place and they are really nice and friendly. It is in the congestion zone which is a pain but I drop my car off in the evening and then drop the keys in on my way to work to avoid the charge.