Not sure what part of town your friend lives in but, I found a really good and trustworthy mechanic at City Garage in Plano located on 15th st. and Coit. Ask for Ken.
They are a bit more expensive than some other shops, but he has stayed after closing to take my front sway bar off regrease everything, and put back on for free (after I paid initially for the install). He is very dedicated to make sure everything is satisfactory and as perfect as possible. Great guy and wonderful service!