I used to be a mobile mechanic. I know because I spent the last eight years as a mobile mechanic. And I still do. I drive around in my personal truck and fix people’s cars and trucks. But these days I spend most of my time in the office fixing computers and networks. But I still own my personal truck. And because I fix people’s cars and trucks, I also know the ins and outs of car repair. Now, I can’t fix hail damaged trucks as I’m not a specialist in this area, so if that has happened to you then you will need to contact the hail professionals, however, with other repairs I’m your guy.
When you call a vehicle service provider, you may be surprised to hear how expensive they are. Service providers charge for their labor, parts, and the time it takes to complete the service. If a vehicle is in an accident, your insurance company will pay for the parts and labor needed to fix it. This is a good thing as it means the car can be fixed and, on the road, again cheaply and quickly. If you want to save money, you should take your car to a mobile mechanic. Here are some benefits of using mobile mechanics.
Save from the downtime of waiting at a repair shop
Ever seen a car at the side of the road with the hood up and waiting for a tow truck? Is the working engine lying there while the car owner waits for a towing company to come and tow it away? Or maybe you’ve had that experience where you ran out of water for your car’s radiator and decided to wait for the tow truck to pull it up to the nearest mechanic shop. In fact, the majority of car owners in the United States will have had their car in some form of repair at some point, and some may even have had to visit a collision repair center to get their car fixed up after a nasty accident.
Avoid waiting for your car to be repaired
For many people, a car breakdown is one of life’s biggest worries. A broken-down car can mean losing precious time, making it harder to get to work, or causing you to miss important appointments. If your car is broken, you can save time by choosing the right mechanic. Maybe your car has a solenoid issue and might require a specific brand (similar to Cummins Solenoids) that the mechanic might have access to. Knowing that a mechanic needs to get your car back to you as soon as possible is a good start to making sure your car is fixed faster. Take advantage of repair services that offer the facility of scheduling appointments online using some kind of auto repair software, and communicate the real-time status updates via your preferred method of communication. However, you should also make sure they use the right parts for your car. This way, they can efficiently diagnose the problem, and you will get your car back faster.
Have the garage or mechanic pick your car up and drive it to the garage
When you lose your car keys, and you have to get it picked up and driven to the garage, you may be thinking that you are going to have to shell out hundreds of dollars – and maybe even spend a day or two with the car – to get it fixed. But by using a mobile mechanic, all you would have to do is call the company that has come to your rescue, and they will come to you.
Have the mechanic check your car’s safety before driving away
As you may know, car maintenance is a major factor that can affect the life span of your vehicle. It could be from simple things like an oil change to more complicated issues like engine repair. That means if you’re not sure if the mechanic is trustworthy, just walk away. Or you can expect to have to pay more in the long run since the mechanic will have to come back to fix those issues.
Have the mechanic check other parts of the car that need attention
The small town in which you live is full of crummy car mechanics. Some of these mechanics will not only do the bare minimum required to repair your car but will also make you feel like a complete idiot for not knowing what the problem was in the first place.
Your car is one of your most important assets, and it can be a bigger investment than your home. If anything goes wrong with it, there is a risk of your car being damaged and not being able to drive it. You can do all the maintenance on your car yourself, but if you want to get to the bottom of it, you may need to have your car looked at and the work done properly.