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How To Find and Select a Good Mobile Mechanic

You don’t think about mobile mechanics until you need one. This was what my first thought after my car suddenly stopped in the middle of the highway without any warning. So I suffered through an hour of lecture from my father who went on and on about women and cars. I don’t even know how he managed to connect those two issues, but I decided that the next time Bryan (my car) misbehaved, I will be ready. For me, this meant that I will have the contact number of a mobile mechanic. The problem of course, is how to find and select a good mobile mechanic that I will put on my speed dial. After studying the problem, I learned that a few simple steps will ensure that I don’t have to call my father again.

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Ask Around
After the 2008 recession, a lot of people had to tighten their belts. Buying new models took a backseat and a lot of people made do with what they have. You are most likely not the only person who has had car troubles, so don’t be embarrassed to ask your friends what they did when it happened to them. Listen to their stories and take note of the names they give. If possible, get several mobile mechanics so that you have several choices. Ask for details about their experience. This may sound boring, but this information will come in handy to you later on.

Investigate
Go online and find out what you can about the mobile mechanics referred to you. Read reviews made by unbiased consumers from trusted sites. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to people who posted comments. Most of them are happy to help out. If the mobile mechanic has a website, peruse the site and check their prices. A good mobile mechanic should be trustworthy and reliable. They will put out their rates, credentials, and experience for consumers to read. Be wary if the mobile mechanic refuses to give out their price range.

Credentials
A good mobile mechanic should also be licensed by the state where he is operating. Check the website of the Bureau of Automotive Repairs for information to find out. And if you were unable to solicit names from of mobile mechanics from friends and colleagues, just reverse the process – find out who are licensed in your area then read reviews about them. You can also throw out these names to your friends to see what they know about your prospective mechanic. Or check if the mobile mechanic has ties or affiliations with well-known automobile groups. These groups would have made the necessary background check to save you the trouble of doing it yourself.

A good mobile mechanic is like a good doctor. You don’t just bring your car to the first name you see in the directory. You need to know how to find and select a good mobile mechanic as he will take care of a major asset in your life. If he messes up, you will certainly suffer the effects of his ineptitude. Be careful before you hand over your vehicle.

Warning:
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.