Mobile mechanics have become an important part of the car repair and service industry over the past several years and are poised to become more important over the next few decades. However, some people are reluctant to hire the services of a mobile mechanic. There are many advantages to the services a mobile mechanic can offer. Consider each before deciding whether to hire such a mechanic or whether you will take your car to a local car dealer or shop.
When you need a mechanic in a pinch, a mobile mechanic may be your best option. Breaking down along the road or at a destination in which you are unfamiliar with the local mechanics can cause uncertainty as to how to get your car repaired, but rest assured the mobile mechanic has much of the equipment and supplies necessary to make the repairs your car needs. For example, many mobile mechanics have a hydraulic lift available to lift your car for work beneath the vehicle and may have powered tools and runs a compressor in their van. They also have many of the diagnostic tools you would commonly find at a repair shop and they can give you a diagnosis of the problem with your car without having it towed to the shop. Workshops and car dealerships usually have hoist capacity to lift up your vehicle fully off the ground to a desired height. Mobile mechanics have a workaround for that and can do almost all required jobs on site and if not may have a workshop base to complete those other works better suited to the workshop or where protection is needed from harsh weather conditions.
General services, such as oil and filter changes, may also be completed by mobile mechanics at your home or work location. A yearly tune-up can be completed by a qualified mobile mechanic within approximately the same time it would take a mechanic at the local car dealer or independent repair shop. If you have a preference to brand names for parts and materials, you may request that when phoning the mobile mechanic and he will in most cases be able to supply the materials you desire.
At car dealer or workshops, you may not have the option of viewing or inspecting the mechanic or mechanics who work on your vehicle or even speak to the person who actually worked on your vehicle. It may be that an apprentice has done the work that was charged out by a supervisors or service consultant. With a mobile mechanic you can see what work is getting done if you choose to and speak with the person who’s actually working on and attending to your car and your needs.