Best of Boston

1979 Best Auto Body Shop, Mechanic

Paul McWhirk and Tony Antoniou

McWhirk and partner Antoniou work out of A&M Motors, 47 Webster Ave., Somerville. A&M won’t do body work, and 90 percent of their effort is put into foreign cars, but they’re reliable and will work on American models if asked (reasonable, too; sixteen dollars an hour for labor). “We do repairs, and we stand behind them,” McWhirk says. “We’re pretty open. We figure out what has to be fixed, what should be done first. I treat each job like my own car.”

A & M Motos, 47 Webster Ave., Somerville,