My Macbook has one month left of Apple Care. Today I did a Verify Disk and got the message to repair my disk. I booted into the utility and clicked Repair Disk. I got a message that the Disk could not be repaired, to back everything up, blah, blah, blah.... I called Apple Care and they told me to take it in to the store and get a new hard drive installed for free. I live 1 1/2 hours from an actual Apple store but have an computer shop that is an authorized service center 30 miles away. I'd like to have the entire computer checked out before the Apple Care runs out in a month. My question is this: Is there any advantage to taking it to an actual Apple store over the authorized service center? If I take it to the Apple store, do I have to make an appt? Any tips and suggestions from experience that might help me? Thanks so much.