This place is in Carlstadt too, http://www.camerarepair.com/
I haven't tried them.
As with any repair, auto, computer, refrigerator, in the end you just have to make that leap of faith. Is that Phlemson Joint on your SUV really worn out and need to be replaced immediately at great expense or else risk the lives of your family? I don't know. Do you tell them to put the thing back together, pay for the estimate and take to the next place down the road?
Since trust is really the bottom line when dealing with repair shops, word-of-mouth recommendations and positive experiences are probably the most valuable. I think that you have a good idea here.It would be nice to hear any members' suggestions for any honest and competent shops.