Here Are Some Of Our Most Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly is a Mobile Mechanic?
A Mobile Mechanic is a more convenient economical way to have your vehicle repaired when it cannot move, and you dont want to have it towed. Sometimes getting a vehicle to a repair shop is just out of the question but the repairs in question are not necessarily difficult. A Mobile Mechanic is able to come to the location of your vehicle whether it be on the side of the road, the office, at home or anywhere else. Instead of taking your vehicle to the shop, the shop comes to you.
What kind of vehicles can mobile mechanics repair?
Most Mobile Mechanics have the ability to fix just about any kind of vehicle, whether they be cars, SUVs or anything in between. Some mobile mechanics specialize in vehicles such as semi-trucks or box trucks, while others only specialize in diesel engines and delivery vehicles. If you're not sure the mobile mechanic you are interested in can work on your vehicle contacting and ask about their capabilities and vehicle specialties.
How can I pay for the repair work?
Some mechanics only take certain kinds of payments like check or cash and the reason for this is because they do not have the ability to process credit card payments, others are more up-to-date with technology and can take payment methods such as cash app or venmo , and then there are others who accept every single payment from cash to cards and electronic payments, even bitcoin. Reach out to your mobile mechanic to see if able to accept the payment method you are wanting to use.
Do you charge a fee to come to me?
Yes, most mechanics do charge a fee to come to your location. The fee normally includes travel time and also inspection, but if you go ahead and let us do the repair most likely wave the travel and inspection fee or give you a large percent off to offset the cost of the repair. Most mechanics will let you know this up front as they don't want any surprises when they get there.
Do I need to purchase the parts?
It all depends on what you want to do in regards to purchasing parts. It's always best to go with the cheapest and also more reliable options when it comes to purchasing vehicle parts. Sometimes the mobile mechanic has a commercial accounts with a parts store where they get a large discount on automotive parts and tools. However if you purchase the parts yourself you will be able to keep the part's warranty. If something prematurely fails you will be able to get the part replacement rather than having to purchase a brand new one.
Do mobile mechanics work during holidays and weekend?
Just like you, mobile mechanics have families and friends and we want to spend their holidays with our loved ones. Most Mobile Mechanics know weekends are best time to be open as garages maybe full with no availability, but customers still need to get their vehicles up and running. We are open between the hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. but we know other mobile mechanics can sometimes be open 24/7. They can do this as they are also tow truck drivers who also complete mobile repair in order to supplement their business income. Most of the times these are drivers who are apart of a large company in order for customers to have someone on call at all times. If you are not sure of the hours of operation for a mobile mechanic go ahead and give them a call to see when they will be available to assess and repair your vehicle
Can a mobile mechanic fix my motorcycle or scooter?
Yes and no. Some Mobile Mechanics do not like to work on smaller Vehicles as it normally is not worth their travel time as the repairs will not cover the expense. With smaller jobs that require not much time and not much labor Mobile Mechanics normally want to go for bigger jobs with bigger payouts, like transmission repairs, engine repairs, or even complete engine replacements. Some Mobile Mechanics don't even know how to work on motorcycles and scooters so their expertise would not allow them to perform the work properly. If you want to have your motorcycle or scooter worked on simply ask the mechanic if this is something that they do.