12 years of experience
Austin, TX

I've been a professional automotive technician since 2006, but worked on cars as a hobby for many years before that. My knowledge and professionalism helped me earn the titles of shop foreman and lead mechanic at several independent shops. I'm experienced with all kinds of cars but specialize in Domestic vehicles. Whether it's for a daily driver or high-performance race car, I'm ready to demonstrate my diagnostic and repair skills to my customers.





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on February 20

Alex showed up promptly on time, and even though I was quoted for a three hour job, he completed my brakes and engine belt in barely an hour. Answered all of my questions and was great all around!

on November 29

This guy is the real deal. He knows his trade and will be honest and straight with you regarding your vehicle. Changed my oil fast, did a solid inspection on it and let me know some things to keep an eye on. I would definitely recommend him to anyone I know, and relay the message that he is an honest and affordable mechanic. Keep turning that honest wrench Grease Monkey!!

on December 01

Great job by Alex and easy experience. Very convenient. He was quick, in time and communicated about my car. Much better than the repair shop.



Ford F-150
on April 19

Bank 1 Sensor 1 on a 1997 Ford F-150 sucks trying to replace. Alex got to my home early and knocked out the job way quicker than I thought. Overall, great experience and very convenient. I'd choose him again.

on December 09

Professional and friendly. Performed work quickly and after the inspection, made great recommendations for other possible future repairs and maintenance.

on March 07

Listened to my problem and spoke plainly about what could be going wrong and what would fix the issue(s). Did not try to confuse me or talk over my head--was just a regular guy providing a service.

on April 03

Alex did a fantastic job in diagnosing and fixing the problem with my daughter's car. He was very courteous, timely and communicated in a professional matter. I would highly recommend him and will use his services again, if needed.



Mazda 6
on March 17

Alex was great. Took care of the work in a timely fashion and was eager/knowledge about walking through the rest of the car and providing realistic timelines on when to potentially do additional work. Not pushy on the additional work and was willing to field my additional questions. Overall, great experience

on December 30

I called in the morning (9ish) for someone that day. Alex came out and did a thorough inspection, spoke to sales and service personnel, and inquired if I had any questions. I was very pleased. Good service and thorough report.

on January 10

Alex was extremely friendly, trusting and competent. It only took 10 mins for him to diagnose and resolve my overheating issue. Great experience! I'll be contacting him again in the future for maintenance on my other vehicles.



Chevrolet Tahoe
on January 17

Alex made all of the necessary repairs and made the effort (without asking) to explain in detail the problems. He is very honest and made sure all of his work was complete. He did a great job and I will continue to work with Alex in the future.



Toyota Camry
on January 14

Alex was friendly and did the work in my car very fast even though was getting dark outside. I'm very pleased with his work. And happy my car is running again.

on January 18

Alex was prompt courteous, fixed the problem quickly and provided advice on some other issues he could see may come up in the future without trying to upsell me.



Chevrolet Malibu
on January 17

Alex was professional and took care of my problem. I will definitely ask for him again. I've had really bad experiences with other mechanics and I'm relieved to know there's someone I can call on. Cindi Suarez



Ford Expedition
on March 02

Alex was great. He was very friendly and very knowledgable. Also, he was quick and really knew what he was doing. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family!



Pontiac G6
on January 20

Alex was early and helpful, assisted with diagnostics and was able to troubleshoot the issue quickly. I thought it was the starter, he found out it was just the battery and was able to complete the repairs quickly and professionally. He was also able to point out some future issues I might have, most I knew about considering the age of my car.

on March 06

Awesome job. Besides fixing primary job, he found and fixed a corroded wire barely hanging on that would have left me stranded somewhere. Definitely happy with results!

on January 30

Alex is a first rate mechanic and an honest businessman. He accurately diagnosed the problem with my Tahoe and suggested a solution what was fair and reasonable. He did not try to "over sell" me. My problem has been solved and I have complete confidence in the work Alex performed. We was polite, efficient and on time. I highly recommend him.



Nissan Versa
on June 28

Fantastic mechanic. I was skeptical of not going to a shop but the experience was a breeze. Alex showed up on time, replaced my spark plugs super quick and even managed to get my washer pump reconnected for me. Cars driving much better now, i highly recommend him

on October 08

Alex was very professional. He arrived at the apartment complex on time and was quick in installing my replacement exhaust manifold. He also took the time to inspect my car and point out some maintenance suggestions, i.e. brake fluid and engine oil. Of course, there was no upselling or pressure to pay for more than what was requested. I will definitely do business with Alex again!



Infiniti G37
on October 09

New rear brake pads installed - Alex as early (after calling to confirm it was okay) and quickly installed the pads with no fuss. He reported on what else he'd seen and actually cleaned some gunk off of one of my tires. I've run now about 30 miles on the new pads and all is well. Just what I needed - fast and efficient, no fuss and not having to drive to/from a shop and waiting. Great stuff.

on October 08

Alex gave me a courtesy call since he had finished early, he texted, then called. Alex knows his job and showed me the problem too. Alex is AWESOME and YES I will use his services again next month. The company itself is a 10+ in my book . Thanks



Acura TL
on May 31

Alex did an excellent and quick job. He was knowledgeable, easy to conversate with, and professional. This is my first experience on YourMechanic so far and have been thoroughly impressed by a combination of the pricing made available without a heavy overhead third party in addition to Alex's top notch work. Will be recommending to friends in need of any car assistance.

on October 29

Alex is a very nice and polite young man. He had a cancellation today so he called me to see if he could come over earlier. He told me what time he would get here and was right on time. He was neat and finished in record time. Thank you!



Dodge Ram 1500
on October 29

This guy was Awsome!! Very thorough and fast. Great mechanical knowledge and skill. Friendly and courteous. Any other needs we will contact Alex through Your Mechanic. The job was very well done and the truck runs fine.

on May 08

Alex was very informative and answered every question. Having a premium vehicle, I was nervous about using this service. But Alex explained everything that he was doing which put me at ease. I would highly recommend him to friends and family.

on May 02

Alex was on time and professional. It did not take long to fix my truck. My blower stop working and he was able to fix the problem. I will use his services again.



Ford F-150
on December 14

Ever since my dad died in 2007 (he was an ASE master mechanic), I have been skeptical of who works on my vehicles. Well, I decided to give yourmechanic a try and couldn't be happier. They sent Alex Whitelaw to change my differential fluid and put on a new differential gasket and cover. Within the first 10 minutes of talking to him I could tell he was very knowledgeable as a mechanic and I watched how he took pride in what he was doing as well as he took the time to explain everything and why. I was so happy with my experience I booked an appt to have my spark plugs replaced in my 2004 F150 a month later. Just google it, it's not an easy task as they have a tendency of breaking. Alex came out on Monday and soaked the plugs with solution and came out the next day and was able to get all out but 1 from breaking off. Once the one that had broken off was completely out (done on the sameday he was here), you could see the rust and build up on it, so that explains why. Again, Google it...Well, my truck is running like a top and I couldn't be happier. I'm glad I found a mechanic that I trust and plan on having him continue to do any future maintenance to mine as well as my wife’s car. Do yourself a favor and try yourmechanic and be sure to ask for Alex Whitelaw. He brings his knowledge and skills to you, in which you can't beat!

on May 01

Called to perform pre-purchase inspection out of town. Live in The Woodlands - purchased in Round Rock. Appreciated the flexibility and convenience, the cost was well worth it. Detailed report also appreciated.



Chevrolet C10 Pickup
on October 03

Alex was extremely professional, easy to work with and took a relatively complex job, broke it down step by step so I knew what he was doing and was precisely correct with his time. Will 100% use Alex again.

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