I've spoken about automotive repair industry standards before on our podcast, in this article I will continue some of my thoughts. I personally believe that car repair shops shouldn't mark up their auto parts, so because of that we don't. I am a mechanic and not a parts salesman. Honest mechanic shops are hard to come by these days and it is partially due to the standards that have embedded themselves in the auto repair world. When shops are not making money on oil changes they are building in the incentive to need to bill for unnecessary services. We do not follow that practice so that you can be sure that if we recommend a repair , it is necessary for your vehicle and not just to make up for lost profits on the oil change.
Another problem i see in car repair shops is the way they pay their mechanics. When most mechanics do not make much money on their base pay and are given commission incentives, it builds in the motivation to just sell hours of labor so the mechanic can make enough money to make ends meet and though they may not start off as dishonest, they will soon adopt this practice because everyone else does it and they need to pad that paycheck.
Car repair is a complex trade and involves a lot of technical phrases and often times the customer does not understand what the mechanic is talking about and the repair shops know this. They will sometimes explain the diagnostics in a confusing way that will convince the customer to proceed with the car repair. We strive to help our customers understand the diagnosis of their vehicle and why the repair is necessary.
Automotive shops have large overheads and so they need to charge more to stay in business. Mobile mechanics have a lower cost to operate so if they model their business right the savings can be passed on to the customer. As a mobile mechanic shop we can also offer a much more convenient experience that is the least invasive way to get your vehicle repaired without disrupting you day.
Our High level of professionalism and automotive expertise is something we hope to be a better standard for the industry in the future and we will continue to lead by example in the mobile mechanic world to help shape the future of the automotive repair industry.
Diagnostics of vehicles is a tricky and complex process that the typical lame and doesn't always know about so your car mechanic is going to have to run several tests dependent upon what the vehicles problems . car repair begins with the Diagnostics of the vehicle and the vehicle can be diagnosed with many different various tests a lot of car repair shops will rely heavily upon their Diagnostics computers which is not necessarily a bad thing for some of the problems that you'll find in a vehicle your computer can and will tell you what's wrong with it however some auto shops will rely too heavily on that and forget the basic principles of Diagnostics we pride ourselves in our ability at Matt's mobile mechanix to diagnose accurately so that part's are not being replaced in your vehicle for no reason Mobile Mechanics have a particular challenge that they faced with Diagnostics of vehicles in some cases just because of the fact that they repairs are done on site so since the repairs are done on site it does require a little bit of Ingenuity to appropriately diagnosed the issues that we will see in the vehicle so that way we could make the repair in the most accurate manner with the in the most cost-effective way. auto repair for tactics in order to diagnose the vehicles issues a skilled technician is going to follow the appropriate troubleshooting tree with the based off of the symptoms that are being produced by your vehicle most car mechanics are going to diagnose the problem in the quickest simplest steps possible however sometimes it does require complex steps in order to appropriately diagnose the vehicles issues Auto Repair hinges on the ability to diagnose the vehicle as accurately as possible in order to reduce the amount of cost associated with the car repair some Mobile Mechanics do not put the money and time and investment into learning how to diagnose a vehicle appropriately and some may not even Black by the right Diagnostics tools however this mobile mechanic does Automotive repairs can be best diagnosed utilizing the vehicle repair manuals Diagnostics tree but sometimes experience is kind of hard to replace in this particular instance most auto repair facilities will not work based off of the previous repair facilities Diagnostics any Smart Shop is going to diagnose their own car repairs because sometimes the previous Diagnostics were inaccurate or perhaps they didn't have all of the information and the symptoms of the vehicle as a car owner it is important to disclose the symptoms most accurately as you can to the car repair facility when speaking with a mobile mechanic if you leave out particular details whether it be something that's embarrassing to disclose because you ran it out of oil and drove it for 5 miles without oil then it could be you could say you could be saving yourself a lot of time and Hansel and money if you just tell the give all of the information to the mechanic right from the start If the mechanic doesn't the basically any problem with a vehicle can be solved given the right amount of information if you have enough information you can come up with a solution and formulate the appropriate response to the cars problems and appropriately diagnose and come up with a auto repair method because most shops will not go off of previous Diagnostics that means that they need to to perform their own Diagnostics and may ask you is repeating questions that you've already answered at the previous car repair facility so whenever you do speak with your mobile mechanic make sure that you are patient with their questions if they ask the right questions they can usually come up the right information they can lead to a better diagnosis of your vehicle and get your car repaired and on the road as quickly as possible and most cost-effectively the name of the game is to come up with the most affordable efficient solution to repair your vehicle as best as possible
One of the big advantages of a mobile mechanic is that the repairs can be done on site for convenience to the customer. The advantage that a mobile mechanic has over a traditional automotive repair shop is also the low overhead that allows for cheaper labor rates and savings on auto parts for the customer. The convenience of having a mobile mechanic come to you means you don’t have to spend hours in a mechanic shop waiting for your car repair to be done or having to schedule a ride back and forth. Most auto shops will also take days if not weeks to get your car repair finished. Matt’s Mobile Mechanix can often times provide same day service or at least within the week and the best part is your car never has to be away from you during the repair process.
Having your car repaired at a mechanic shop can be a frustrating experience at an already frustrating time, but with a mobile mechanic you can have your car fixed in the least disruptive way that will impact your life as minimally as possible. Car repairs are often times not planned and can be a strain on your finances so why not save some money on your car repair labor and auto parts prices. Matt’s Mobile Mechanix never marks up the cost of your auto parts so you can save money with our commercial discount through our parts stores.
A skilled mechanic can come to you at your house or your work or wherever your vehicle is broken down. Your car repair can be done on site in a timely fashion that will save you money on your repair bill.
Auto shops will often times mark up their parts to help cover their high overhead. A mobile mechanic can provide the same level of service at a lower cost.
What type of auto repairs can be done on site? A skilled mechanic can do anything on site from oil changes to engine rebuilds. Transmission replacement, alternators, starters, engine swaps, and much more can all be done on site. The need for a fixed location is no longer a reality with new technologies in tools, diagnostics that allow a mechanic to do even the largest of maintenance tasks on site with the same efficiency as a fixed location auto repair facility.
If your car is broken down you can all you have to do is give Matt’s Mobile Mechanix a call and a mechanic can come to your location to repair your car no matter what the issue is.
Auto parts often times come with warranties that most mechanic shops do not track or transfer to the owner of the vehicle. We will track all auto parts warranties even if you sell your vehicle you can provide them with a list of parts that are under warranty to get the most money out of your vehicle if you have our mechanics perform the repairs on your vehicle.