If you can't do the work yourself and aren't able or willing to pay the "going rate" per shop-hour, that's all you can do.Thanks for those instructions. I am now interviewing "local mechanics" not shop mechanics. I plan on buying the parts from RockAuto and having a moonlighting mechanic put them in. Oh lord, I hope I find a good one!
I'm fortunate in that the going rate per shop-hour isn't quite so ruinous for me when you get outside of "Chicagoland." I also can do my own work, though I haven't done so so far.
You will need to have some work done at a shop, such as suspension alignment.
Good luck getting your car all the way back to where you want it.