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What Is A Mobile Mechanic
The age of waiting in auto repair shops seems to be coming to an end as more and more people are opting for mobile mechanics. If you are not familiar with the concept, a mobile mechanic comes to your house and fixes your car instead of you taking your car to the shop. The advantages of this service are pretty obvious. All you have to do is call them for a service, give them a description of the problem and wait for them to fix your car.
The popularity of this service spreading beyond US, countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and United Kingdom also now have similar service.To help you understand the advantages and limitations of the service, following are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about mobile mechanics.
How It Works?
Even though the service quality differs from company to company, the booking process and basic workings of a mobile mechanic firm is pretty much the same everywhere. Here’s 4 things you need to do to successfully get your car serviced by a mobile mechanic.
Describe The Issue Or Request A Service: The first step is to call the mobile mechanic firm and request a service. Now, the service can either be a regular maintenance work like changing the oils, replacing the battery fluid, and so on or to address a specific issue.
Get A Cost Estimate: After the executive on the other line understand the extent of service, he or she should give you an approximate estimation of the total cost of the service. Based on the cost you can either remove or add a few services or cancel the request and go for another company. Some firms allow price negotiations at this stage but not all.
Book A Service: If you are convinced about the cost you can then choose to book a service. They take down all the details and get ready to dispatch a mobile mechanic.
Wait For The Car To Get Fixed: After the booking all you have to do is wait for the mechanic to arrive and fix your car.
What Is A Mobile Mechanic Equipped To Do?
Mobile car mechanics do have their limitation. This is because they can carry only a limited number of tools and equipment. However, most mobile mechanics are equipped to do most replacement jobs ranging from air filter and fuel filter replacements to timing belt and door mirror replacements. You can also book a mechanic to inspect a used car before buying it from a dealer or an owner. A mobile mechanic can also diagnose a car and give you a list of things that needs to be fixed.
What Are The Advantages Of Mobile Mechanic Service Over Traditional Repair Shops?
Get Your Car Fixed At Any Location: This is a great advantage as you can simply book a service and get your car fixed anywhere be it your home, office, or a location on the road.
No Cost For Towing: If your car breaks down at the middle of the road, you have to spend money to get your car towed to the nearest repair shop. However, in this case the repair shop comes to you saving you the cost and hassle of towing your car.
No Need To Hunt For Repair Shop: If you have car trouble while driving, your mind automatically goes into overdrive and tries remember the location of the nearest repair shop. However, with a mobile mechanic all you need to do is call a number.
Service Guarantee: Much like repair shops most services provided by mobile mechanics are guaranteed. This means you don’t have to compromise on the level of service just because you called a mobile mechanic.
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When you hire a mobile mechanic it is important that you check their credentials to make sure they are qualified and possess the correct business licenses before they begin working on your vehicle.