A mobile mechanic is what it says on the tin, a fully qualified electrician who can safely carry out an electrical service, fix a car problem and MOT at any place. Whilst they may be able to visit your house and place of work, there are certain safety circumstances which prevent them from going to your car on your side of the road. For instance if your car breaks down and they don’t have their specialist license to do so in your home or office, they won’t be able to use your car to go to where you are waiting. Even if they have access to a vehicle they may not have the relevant experience or skill to get your car fixed safely. So what should you look for when hiring a mobile mechanic?
The first thing is to check their qualifications. You should always hire a motor vehicle mechanic who has a valid license. They must be trained by a reputable body and pass a rigorous written test. After all, this is your vehicle that they will be working on. You should find auto repair shops who specialise in working with your specific make and model of vehicle and who understand all the intricacies of your particular make and model. This way you know that when your vehicle does call at the auto repair shop they will be prepared to help you with whatever it is that is going wrong with it.
Motor vehicle repairs and maintenance isn’t cheap and you should take the time to ensure that the company you choose for your vehicle is fully aware of how much they charge for their repairs and services. It may be well worth calling around several auto repair shops and seeing what they offer in terms of services and prices. The more you compare the services and prices, the better off you will be.
Ask the mobile mechanics you contact to give you a full list of previous work that they have performed on your vehicle. A good mechanic should be able to provide you with a complete list of their repairs. It is important to ask for a list because not all mobile mechanics will be as honest as you would like. If you go to a shop that has many bad reviews it is likely that they are not going to perform as good of repairs on your car. It is also important to ask them how many cars they have been servicing and whether or not they have any recommendations.
Finally don’t be afraid to go and see the actual mechanics in action. Even though they may be local mobile mechanics they may not actually have a garage or showroom that you can visit. If they do they will be happy to show you around the workshops and show you the work that they have been doing on other peoples vehicles. If they don’t have any shows in your area they will be happy to tell you where they operate and some of their other services. Go and see how they perform in practice. Some mechanics really do know what they are doing.
If you can make a deal with a mobile mechanic to come to your home in order to do the repair on your vehicle during your lunch break this could save you a lot of money. If they are reliable and perform well on their jobs most auto body garages will not charge you for an extra hour of labor when you have the ability to get repairs done. If they are unable to complete the job they have agreed to do on your behalf they will charge you for the time that they have failed to do the work. Many times a garage will want to be paid on a set rate for doing the work and will tack on extra fees for things like extra parts and auto body paint. By coming to the garage you can avoid this and get a quote that includes the labor costs so that you know exactly what you are paying for. This will allow you to budget the cost of the entire project.