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Pros and Cons of Hiring a Mobile Mechanic

There are few things that make one more proud than owning a new car. Even if the car is previously used, it can still make for a very proud moment. Any car, no matter how new it is, will eventually wear down over time and need repairs. Sometimes, it’s even possible for brand-new cars to have issues that cannot be diagnosed without a mechanic. Although breakdowns on new cars are rare, they can and have happened. Over time, vehicles will begin to have problems, especially if it isn’t cared for regularly. When a breakdown occurs on the road, few motorists know what to do, especially if they have no towing service, to move the vehicle to a mechanic shop. The best suggestion for this type of situation is to hire a mobile mechanic.

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Many are unfamiliar with the duties of a mobile mechanic. A mobile mechanic is a certified mechanic that uses their ability to fix vehicles, to help stranded motorists. Mobile mechanics go from place to place fixing vehicles, instead of doing it in a shop. Usually, a mobile mechanic is called out to a specific location. The location can be the motorist’s home, business place, or somewhere that they are stranded. Once the mobile mechanic is called out to the location, they have their own tools that they can use to diagnose, and possibly fix the vehicle on the spot. Because of the usefulness of these types of mechanics, they are becoming more popular than ever, especially to stranded motorists. Although mobile mechanics are an excellent way to fix a vehicle that is stranded somewhere, there are pros and cons to hiring one.

The pros and cons of a mobile mechanic vary, depending on who is hired.

Pros:
1. Mobile mechanics can drive out to the car, anywhere it breaks down.
2. Mobile mechanics can give an estimate of the cost, once the problem is diagnosed.
3. Diagnosis usually is a small fee, or the cost can be added towards the repairs.
4. Mobile mechanics carry their own tools to repair vehicles on site.
5. Mobile mechanics are certified and have the same skills to repair a vehicle, as those mechanics in an actual shop.
6. If called to a site, a mobile mechanic can allow you to be in the comfort of your home or business, while they fix your vehicle outside.
7. Mobile mechanics usually have lower overhead, so you may pay less by choosing them, as opposed to taking the vehicle to a shop.
8. A mobile mechanic can obtain the parts needed for your stranded vehicle.

Cons:
1. It’s not possible for a mobile mechanic to have every part needed for every vehicle on hand.
2. Mobile mechanics are usually limited to certain types of more basic repairs, because of their limitations on the type of equipment they are able to take with them on the road. Some major repairs may require a tow to the mechanic shop.

There are many more pros than cons, to a mobile mechanic, therefore it’s important for you to establish a relationship with a good one that you can trust. Each motorist should choose a mobile mechanic, and keep the number handy, in case their vehicle ever breaks down while on the road.

If you are in Houston, Texas and need a local mobile mechanic, then call us today at (832) 610-2100 and ask for a free quotation!

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.