Hi Guys, I am (was) in the same boat. Where are you located, but I have a small place in Shrub Oak that does great, in/ out 10 mins. No test drives, no BS always an easy pass. Sticker on the spot of course.
I went to some local tire/ automotive places 5 times at the one place and then they would act weird, want to road test the car, The shop manager got all strange because he would not fit in the car ???
These guys should generally not be allowed within 10ft of a Lotus.
The guys in Shrub Oak ( Taconic / Rte 6 ) did my Esprit and Exige.
If you want to go up this far ( northern Westchester ) I will send you the address.
I also have another guy in Bedford Falls and can supply his details.