What is a Mobile Mechanic?

By on February 21, 2013

Have you ever broken down on the side of the road and wished that a magic repair service would appear and fix your car? If so, then you have the basic idea of what a mobile mechanic really is. Certainly it is more involved than that, but that is a pretty accurate assessment. Nobody wants to wait on car repairs and they certainly don’t want the cost and aggravation of a tow truck service picking up their vehicle before the repairs even begin. Mobile mechanics come to where you are and fix your vehicle on the spot whenever possible. Here are some common questions that get asked about the service.

Can they fix anything right there on the side of the road?

Generally speaking, of course not. There may be a business out there that can totally fix your car regardless of the repair on the spot, but most of them can’t. Most often the repairs are limited to component replacement, coolant systems, electrical problems and air conditioning problems. If your car won’t start, then it is likely covered by mobile mechanics services. You would need to ask your local service center what is available in your area.

How do I know that these technicians are legit?

Clearly you will want to do your homework before having anyone work on your car. It is better to have done this before you find yourself stranded on the side of the road. Not everyone is honest, but most mechanics that are will gladly show you that they are certifications and have some kind of local track record. Ask questions and have the right phone numbers with you at all times. You never know when you might need the mobile mechanic service.

Can mobile mechanics accept all forms of payment?

This would vary from business to business but generally they do. Credit cards, debit cards, cash and the like are all usually perfectly fine as far as payment goes. These guys are just like your local mechanics, and in some cases they are your local mechanics. Mobile service is just the next wave in customer service where automobile repair is concerned.

What if they can’t fix my car where it sits?

This is also different from business to business, but generally speaking they will find a way to get it where they can fix it. Some places charge you for this towing service and some don’t, but at least you have the chance of not needing the tow. You also get the benefit of not having to wait “in line” as you would at your local service station.

Do these guys use good parts?

This would be part of your homework. Find out if the parts are professional grade before doing business with them. The discounted parts are often not nearly as durable and you want a repair that will last. Paying a bit more for the security of knowing your repair is done right is well worth the investment. Don’t deal with companies that only offer the discount parts. They are looking for the wrong kinds of repeat business.

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Rodney is a blogger with great interest in Automobiles, he loves to ride his Nissan 350Z, recently he got help from Mobile Mechanic Austin TX when he had a problem with his car.

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