If you've ever had car trouble, and most of us have, you know just how important it is to find a good mechanic.

Most of us can do the simple car stuff, like check the oil or the tire pressure, but when it comes to much more than that, it starts to get nerve wracking. And expensive. Those of us that can't do much more than check the oil are terrified of being ripped off - and not even knowing it! The best mechanics are not only technical experts, but they're also trustworthy. If your best friend needed to find a mechanic, who would you recommend?

We want to recognize the really good mechanics. Nominate a local mechanic for our Best Mechanics in West-Central Missouri list. Tell us who they are, where they work, and what makes them among the best in their field. We'll publish the list and share the comments we receive on our website.