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Angela's Articulate Collection of Car Service Secrets, Tips and Tricks

Hi, my name is Angela, and as the wife of a mechanic, I was constantly tripping over car parts and complaining about the rows of project cars lining our garden. However, after a few years, I quit complaining and actually found joy in the art of auto repair. Inspired by that classic book, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", I decided to start working on cars with my husband. This blog is the culmination of everything I have learned and more. I hope you enjoy reading it and that my tips and ideas guide you toward a healthier car and a happier, safer driving experience.


Angela's Articulate Collection of Car Service Secrets, Tips and Tricks

Mobile Mechanics: A Few Things That You Need to Know

by Keith Simpson

Problems with your car can put a damper on your entire day. When your car refuses to start or, worse yet, breaks down by the road, you would have to rearrange your entire schedule and figure out how to get your vehicle to an auto shop. Fortunately, you now can enlist the services of a mobile mechanic. These professionals provide you with a higher degree of convenience than auto shops because they can get your car up and running on the same day that you call them for help. If you have never had to hire a mobile mechanic before, you may be wondering why they are a better solution for your car troubles. This article illuminates a few of the things that you need to know regarding mobile mechanics.

What is the difference between a mobile mechanic and a regular one?

Just like regular mechanics, mobile mechanics are certified professionals that are capable of handling any issues that crop up with your vehicle. The main difference between the two professionals is that mobile mechanics will come to you rather than having to go to a conventional mechanic. Although mobile mechanics may seem slightly more expensive on the surface, their charges are much cheaper than a traditional mechanic since they do not have to pay any overhead costs.

Where can a mobile mechanic fix your vehicle?

Some people think that the services of a mobile mechanic will only be useful when they are experiencing trouble on the road. But this is not entirely correct. A mobile mechanic can get to you wherever you are. Although roadside fixes are common, you can also have a mobile mechanic come fix your vehicle in your garage, at the parking lot of your office and anywhere else that you realise you need auto repairs.

Is it mandatory to buy your own car parts?

Mobile mechanics are quite flexible. When they come to attend to your car problems, they usually have a van that is carrying all the necessary equipment, tools and parts that could be needed to remedy your problem. Nevertheless, there may be some scenarios when the mobile mechanic does not have a specific part, perhaps because it is rare. At this juncture, you could choose to go and buy the parts on your own, but you should note that this could be expensive. Mobile mechanics tend to have established relationships with auto parts shops, so they are more likely to get your parts for you at a discount.