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How to Choose a Mobile Mechanic

March 3, 2020

Choosing a mobile mechanic can be difficult. There are a lot of options out there, ranging from hobbyists and tinkerers to true industry experts. Fortunately, reviewing some basic criteria can help you select the best in the business.


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5 Things to Look For in a Mobile Mechanic

After years of spending time visiting repair shops, you’re finally ready to give a mobile mechanic a chance. You’ll want to consider the following key points when selecting someone to work on your car.  

1. One or more ASE certifications

You wouldn’t trust an unlicensed doctor to perform a procedure, so why allow a non-certified mechanic to work on your car?

True automotive professionals hold automotive service excellence (ASE) certification in at least one area of repair. Those who are proficient in all eight primary areas of auto repair are considered ASE certified master technicians. You want to make sure the person working on your car is ASE certified to some degree.

2. An excellent reputation

So, now you know to choose an ASE certified mobile mechanic. The problem is, there are a lot of ASE certified professionals out there. How do you select the best of the best?

Start by researching the mobile mechanic’s reputation. Thanks to outlets, such as Google and Yelp, you can learn a lot about a professional or a service with just a few clicks. It’s also a good idea to ask friends and family which mobile mechanics they recommend. Word of mouth advice is invaluable.

3. A solid warranty

You can tell a lot about a mechanic by the type of warranty they offer. For instance, RepairSmith offers a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty. We know our work is excellent, so we stand behind everything we do 100% of the time.

4. A professional approach

There are a lot of tinkerers who claim to be mechanics. That’s why choosing someone with a professional approach is so important. RepairSmith, for example, dispatches our experts in company-owned vans. Furthermore, we have a team of trained advisors waiting to assist you throughout the day. Qualities such as these signify true professionalism. 

5. A willingness to communicate

In any type of relationship – including the relationship you have with your mobile mechanic – communication is key. A true automotive professional will take the time to communicate with you and discuss any services your car might need. Instead of talking down to you, they will willingly answer any questions you might have.

We know you have options – that’s why we offer industry-leading service

We know that these days, you have a lot of options when it comes to car repair. You could go to the dealership, an independent repair facility, or choose from many mobile mechanic services.

What sets us apart? For starters, our expert technicians come to your location of choice, adding a level of convenience traditional brick and mortar shops cannot provide. At the same time, we offer an industry-leading level of professionalism and quality. Our entire team is always here to provide top-notch service, and our warranty is one of the best in the business.

So, the next time your car is in need of maintenance or repair, consider booking an appointment with RepairSmith.