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The Benefits of a Mobile Mechanic

Mark Linsdell
Mark Linsdell4 min read
The Benefits of a Mobile Mechanic

What do you do when you leave your house in the morning and your car won't start? Or when you’re on a lunch break about to head back to the office, and your car decides to act up.

You could call a friend or a tow truck, but neither one gets your car working. However, there is another option. Read below to find out how a mobile mechanic can get your car or truck up and running as soon as possible.

Advantages of Mobile Mechanics

In a recent survey, the average age of light trucks and cars in the U.S. has risen to about 12.1 years old. People are holding on to their vehicles a bit longer than in the past, and need to have those vehicles repaired and maintained.

The choices for maintenance and repair are to either use a repair shop or performing a ‘mobile mechanic near me’ google search. There are several reasons why a mobile mechanic may be the better choice for you.


A mobile mechanic comes to where you are.

That takes the hassle out of trying to get your car into the shop. Your car can break down anywhere - at home, school, office, restaurant, or on your way out of town.

The local auto repair shop may be several miles away from your office, home, or general location. It may be challenging to work out the logistics to get your vehicle there.

Speed of Service

Most mobile mechanic services are available seven days a week, with extended hours. A repair shop is usually only open during regular business hours.

Car problems frequently occur outside of regular business hours, and it is comforting to know that your vehicle can be looked at, and hopefully up and running within a few hours.

Instead of having to wait until it is your turn for the mechanic in the shop to get to your vehicle, your one-on-one mobile service provider shows up to work on just your car.

This results in a faster turnaround between when your car is unavailable to you, and when you can confidently drive away with your car in great working order.

Expert Assistance

Most mobile mechanic services have expert certified mechanics with the know-how to fix a wide variety of makes and models of vehicles, from Toyotas to Mercedes Benz.

These mechanics also typically have years of experience in the automotive world. They provide professional and courteous help when they show up at your location, and ensure that you get back on the road quickly and safely.

Additionally, you get to know the mechanic who is working on your car. Usually, in the repair shop with several mechanics on-site, you may not get to meet the mechanic servicing your vehicle.

Wide Range of Services Provided

Your vehicle can break down for a wide variety of reasons. Mobile mechanics come equipped with the tools, technology, repair parts, and the know-how to deal with most maintenance and repair situations, including:

  • Battery

  • Belts

  • Brakes

  • Clutch

  • Diagnostics

  • Doors

  • Exhaust

  • Fuel

  • Fluid Systems

  • Heating and A/C

  • Maintenance

  • Windshield Wipers

This list is not exhaustive. If your car or truck needs work done, the mobile mechanic is equipped to meet the hundreds of needs that come with different vehicles.

Time Saved

On how many occasions have you spent hours waiting either in the repair shop or for the shop to call you?

A mobile mechanic comes to you and works around the time that works best for you. That time may be on your lunch break, just before you leave work, or in the evenings, ensuring minimal interruption to your daily routine.

Lower Cost

Mobile mechanic services are usually 15-30% less costly than an auto repair shop. This is as a result of having fewer overheads, and no business site to pay for, and no need to pass those costs on to you, the customer.

How Does a Mobile Mechanic Service Work

Now that you know the benefits of a mobile mechanic, you may be wondering how this service works.  The procedure is surprisingly easy.

Call to Report the Problem

When your car or truck breaks down or you need routine maintenance performed, call a reputable mobile mechanic service to report the problem. The mechanic service should have certified and licensed expert mechanics like the ones at Goodhood.

You will then get a fixed, up-front quote for the price to repair your vehicle.

Book an Appointment

After talking with the mechanic about the problem and ascertaining that the quoted cost of repairs works for you, you would then book a time for the mechanic to come to you.

Pay After the Job is Done

You pay for the service after the repairs are completed, and you are satisfied with the results.

Time to Re-Think Your Car Repairs

It is very easy to do what you have always done. When your car is broken, you take it into the shop. But sometimes, it pays to try something new.

Using a mobile mechanic service is somewhat new and innovative, but it is also convenient, trusted, and comes with experts who know what they are doing.

These experts are certified and can perform repairs quickly with minimum inconvenience to you since they come to your location.

Hopefully, your vehicle keeps performing well for many years to come. But if it doesn't, call us at Goodhood, and we will come to you