Why Hire a Mobile Mechanic?
If you are a car owner, you’ll likely need a mechanic at some point. Hopefully, this would be someone who’s always available when you need them, generally convenient, someone who won’t rip you off, and very importantly, competent.
There are many car shops out there, but why would you consider a mobile mechanic when your car needs a fixing? There are many reasons but here’s where they all boil down to:
Perhaps the biggest and most obvious benefit of hiring a mobile mechanic is in their name.
They will come to you, whether you’re on the side of some isolated road or just outside your
house. No need to pay for a tow truck to get your vehicle to the shop. Just tell the mechanic
where you are and they’ll find you.
Car shops are a business, and as such, they have overhead costs. Sad thing is, usually, customers are not only paying for what these shops do for them, but also for where, how and even for why. A mobile mechanic – again, by their name alone – will not charge you for more than what you should pay them for: their services. They do have operating expenses,but these are just a fraction of what brick-and-mortar shops need to run.
Mobile mechanics can offer comprehensive services just like their physically located counterparts, from oil changes to transmission service to battery replacement and all the rest. Unless you have a major issue with your car, a mobile mechanic will likely be enough.
Some people underestimate mobile mechanics, thinking they are fly-by-nights are not in the business for real. That’s certainly a misconception. Mobile mechanics offer warranties as well. For instance, they may cover labor and parts for up to a specific amount of time or distance, whichever is first. This is a matter of due diligence in finding a reputable mobile mechanic instead of just anyone.
Upfront and Written Quotes
Aside from offering warranties, a good mobile mechanic will also provide an upfront written quote before accepting your job. Like any other car repair quote, this will include all costs for labor and any materials required, as well as the estimated repair timeframe for the repair.
In any case, it’s all about finding the right mobile mechanic to service your car. Take time to research prospects online, paying special attention to reviews about them. Of course, you don’t just want to trust any reviews. Make sure you read them off of reputable third-party websites and avoid marketing websites, where reviews are most likely biased (for obvious reasons).
At the end of the day, you don’t want to go with the first mobile mechanic you come across. Check out at least two to three options and make comparisons, not just in terms of cost but also other aspects like experience and reputation. Only when you compare will you know if you’ve actually chosen the best.