If you are ever in need of a good mechanic, dont go to anyone else but Jose Chinchilla. He and his family are just good people and will fix almost anything (some things cant be fixed - picture). He is located across the street of the bus station/behind the big restaurant. His number is +506 2743-8624.
I first came to Costa Rica in 1998. I fell in love with the country right away for so many reasons. I have been coming, living and unfortunately never staying off and on since.