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Mobile Mechanics vs. Traditional Repair Shops

February 2, 2020

As the name suggests, mobile mechanics are different from traditional auto repair shops in that we come to you. But the differences between us don’t just stop there. Beyond the convenience factor, mobile mechanics also offer faster service, competitive pricing, and a wide range of repair services, comparable to any shop.

If your vehicle needs service, should you choose a mobile mechanic or a traditional shop to perform the work? Comparing some of these key factors can help you decide.


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Convenience

Let’s face it: Going to a shop can be cumbersome, especially if it’s just for a minor service, such as an oil change or battery replacement.

The good news is, we can come to you to take care of these routine maintenance services…and a whole lot more! Plus, if your car is broken down and inoperable, there’s no need to worry about calling a tow truck, rideshare service, or a friend to pick you up.

Pricing

Even though we offer an added level of convenience, our prices are always competitive with local shops by taking into account labor rates in your area. We never try to up-sell you on additional services and our customers have even reported saving money by going with our service.

Repairs

Mobile mechanics can provide a wide array of services at your home or office. In fact, we can complete nearly 85% of services directly on-site. From spark plugs and brake pads to alternators and timing belts, our mechanics can take care of it all. Buying a used car? Mobile mechanics are especially useful for performing pre-purchase inspections!

For jobs that require shop-level tools, such as engine replacements or transmission rebuilds, we have a wide network of certified shops that we’re more than happy to set you up at.

Speed of Service

Visiting a shop is a time-consuming process. You have to make an appointment, get your car to the facility, then wait for the work to be completed which could take hours or even days.

On the other hand, when you choose a mobile mechanic, servicing your car is quick and easy. You can do whatever you need to do – work, take care of the kids, household chores – while your car is being fixed.

Also, because you have a dedicated mechanic focusing on your car and your car only, the entire process is expedited.

Billing and Records

Working with a mobile mechanic makes paying for service and keeping track of your records easy. Pay for the job with a credit card, cash, or check, on the spot – the same as you would at a traditional shop. You’re also sent a detailed invoice of the repair and transaction to save for your records.

Warranty and Quality of Work

But what about warranties and quality of work? Can a mobile mechanic provide the same quality you’d expect at a trusted shop? Yes! Our mechanics are highly-trained, ASE-certified technicians who know how to get the job done right. What’s more, they only install high quality, OEM and OEM-approved parts for a long-lasting repair. And rest assured that the repair is covered by a 12-month/12,000-mile service warranty – whichever comes first.

Which Should You choose? 

There are countless benefits to using a mobile mechanic service to repair your car. For starters, the convenience is unbeatable. But add to that faster service, competitive prices, a service warranty, and truly quality work – and the choice is simple.