I’m gong to guess this guy isn’t ASE certified. I get that car repairs can be expensive. I can’t see hiring some random guy off Facebook because he says he does cheap good work.
It amazes me how many guys in Western Mass claim to be mechanics because they figured out how to open a car hood by themselves. After 9 years of working in the car business out here it still amazes me listening to the try and point out ” problems ” that are normal functions of a car so they can look impressive.