If you have a family, a teenager or even a senior citizen in your household, chances are you’ve employed a Mobile Mechanic at one point or another. And if you’ve never employed a Mobile Mechanic before, you might not know how to make the right hiring choice. When making the decision to hire a Mobile Mechanic, there are a few things you need to take into consideration. And these things will help ensure that you get the best mechanic possible for your family’s needs.
First, when hiring any type of motor vehicle repair technician, be sure to check references. Most mobile mechanics will be happy to provide you with their name and contacts, as long as you don’t specifically ask for their services inside of a particular company. And even if a particular mobile mechanic is more than willing to recommend another business, don’t hesitate to ask that particular shop for a few references as well.
Next, make sure to choose a Mobile Mechanic that has experience performing all types of vehicle repairs. Many mobile mechanics have performed basic maintenance repairs on various types of vehicles like sedans, trucks, and SUVs but might not have experience performing complex repairs like automotive engine replacements, gas pump repairs, muffler replacements, alternator repairs, exhaust system repairs, or oil changes. So be sure to find out what type of repairs the mechanic is experienced in. If the person you are considering has performed all of your upkeep repairs before, this is a definite plus, and it’s something to keep in mind if your vehicle has periodic maintenance needs.
Some types of vehicles require more specialized repairs, and others will require routine maintenance, so be aware of what you’re needing. As mentioned above, some of the largest and most popular mobile repair companies include: YourMechanic, Wrecking Auto Body Shop, Big Tex, Drivearts, EZ Car Wash, Moog, and more. These repair shops often offer nationwide service, but some do have limited local or regional service as well. If you live in a somewhat populated area or are planning to travel with your vehicle, choosing a mobile car mechanic should not be a problem. However, if you’re not comfortable trusting an unknown mechanic with your car, you’ll probably want to look for one with more local or regional experience.
One important thing to note about Mobile Mechanic garage services is that they do not provide any type of insurance or service record information. This means that you should never hire a mobile mechanic just because you saw their name on a website. Although, this doesn’t mean that your vehicle won’t be stolen or damage during the course of the repair, because it can, but the chances are slim. If you’re planning to purchase a used vehicle from a private party, you can still request insurance or service records, but you’ll likely be required to provide your personal information as well.
Another thing to consider is waiting around for your vehicle to be fixed. Most mobile mechanics offer around 24 hours emergency services, so most people can get their vehicle fixed quickly if they need it. However, it’s always better to ensure that your vehicle is fixed as soon as possible, and especially if you know that something catastrophic will happen to it. By waiting around for a few hours to have repairs completed, you could be putting yourself at risk of serious bodily injury, as well as damaging your vehicle.
Finally, some mobile mechanics don’t offer repair parts or vehicle accessories. While most mobile garages do provide all of these items, it is a good idea to purchase them from your dealer or another authorized dealership that sells your car. Not only will you have the best possible parts available, but you’ll also be working with a reliable garage. If you decide to shop elsewhere, make sure you’re aware of all of their return policies before purchasing. You may find that you have to pay for returned parts if they are defective; this isn’t a problem with a reputable garage, so if you want to avoid damage to your car or personal property, it’s better to shop at a trusted location.
If you find a Mobile Mechanic that you like, you should definitely set up a consultation appointment as soon as possible. Many mobile mechanics will come to your home or place of employment to evaluate your vehicle. During your free consultation, they will be able to give you an honest evaluation and determine whether or not they think your vehicle needs repairs. If they do suggest that repairs be carried out, you should take note of any additional costs that will be incurred, such as labor. If you agree to repair your car, it’s important to ensure that you have a written guarantee in place to protect both you and the dealership.