Ben

37 years of experience
Houston, TX

I have been an automotive technician since 1980 and am ASE certified. I'm also an automotive instructor and have more than 11 years experience working at Chevrolet and Mitsubishi dealerships. Having worked on military aircraft and heavy equipment, I'm comfortable with vehicles of any size or shape! My customers can count on me to provide high quality service in every appointment.

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Toyota Sequoia
on August 18

We've hired Ben several times now. Each time, he does a fantastic job! Highly recommended.


on August 18

Fast work. Friendly. Very competent.


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Lexus IS250
on August 17

Ben was on time and worked quickly. He was very thorough and provided a lot of details about the repair. I am very happy with Ben's work and will request him in the future.


on August 17

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent is all I can say. Great experience with Ben, proessional, friendly, and excellent mechanic. Ben is truely an asset to your company. Any issues I have, I will book Ben, without a doubt!!!


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Oldsmobile Toronado
on August 11

Ben is indeed a true professional. He is diligent and not only works to repair your car, he keeps things transparent. His honesty and integrity are appreciated. He also explains things as well. He also is hard working and does not rush. He shows up on time, and stays until the job is completed. Not only that he has all the right tools too.


on August 15

Ben really went above and beyond all expectations. I felt valued and respected. He is an upstanding businessman and gentleman. A true world-class mechanic!


on August 01

Ben was absolutely prompt, professional and a wealth of knowledge. Courteous and patient with all my questions. Since it was 1st time with My Mechanic, he did not assume what I booked for was actual problem and tested all suspect items. Ended up being a defective battery but nice to learn alternator was working properly. Saved me a lot of money, especially after tow on Saturday. Definitely earned my trust and will be calling again should I need maintenance or repair. My most pleasant experience with any mechanic ever!


on July 17

Very knowledgeable. Too me for a test drive after timing belt was replaced. A small coolant leak was detected but Ben went and bought the sealant and fixed it even though he was late for his next job. Also gave me some pointers and fixed my brake noises in 2 minutes. I will recommend this fine gentleman any day, every day.


on July 14

Arrived early ran inspection, Ben found that the code was the same code that popped up on he visit Monday (07/10). He cleaned to throttle body, etc. Hope this fixes the issue. Ben is kind, social, and fair. He will not add work just to make a buck. Thanks Ben!


on July 12

They just sent an email saying the mechanic is on his way. It is only 8:12 am! He is off to a good start. He is supposed to arrive between 9:00-9:30 am. He arrived well before that time! It was not 9:00 am yet! He did a diagnostic and he checked all the work I did. He said I did great work with everything I did. He said the car is very good shape. He said this car is indeed a runner! He checked everything. He checked all the fuses and relays too. He did a complete diagnostic too. He checked fuel pressure, oil pressure, and more. He found out what it was. It had nothing to do with oil pressure or anything. The fuel pump is going out. When he came the car started right up. He said they never go totally out. He said that is why it started when it did. He connected tools I do not have to the Ninety Eight. It is not getting any fuel pressure, and this is why it shut off all the times it did. He fixed one of the spark plug wires too. It was burnt. He jacked the Ninety Eight up and got underneath and checked the wires, the oil pressure sensor/switch and oil level sender for everything and the connections and made sure they have power and were installed correctly. He said the engine uses oil pressure along with the fuel pressure to start. The fuel pressure is non existent and that is why it would not start. After all of that, he looked at the Oldsmobile Toronado, my other car . He got the air conditioner to work again. He said the compressor bolt was loose and he tightened it up. He used this huge screw driver device and bent it back in place. He said the shims were loose and he bent them back. It cools just fine now. We turned it on and off several times testing it. He checked the pressure and it was filled with refrigerant. He checked the relays and the fan too. It was all fine. He said it is clear you take care of both of your cars. He said one thing I will not do is guess and I like to know what is indeed wrong. He said your cars are in good shape. He said you do not need valve cover gaskets. There is no leak. I booked him to return to install the fuel pump I need. I look forward to seeing him again soon in a few weeks. Today only cost me 70.00. That's it.


on July 11

Car was running rough and check engine light came on. Ben came out, did an inspection and identified that the transmission needed serviced (filter, fluid, and new seal). We scheduled Ben to conplete work next day. Ben came out and took care of us. Great job! Thanks!


on July 06

Ben is awesome, very friendly and does the job! He also came early which was a plus. I recommend him to anyone and will request to use him again in the future!


on June 28

Very professional!!! Would recommend him again in a heart beat! He diagnosed the problem and explained without making things seem bigger than what they were. Honest! Which is important in this line of work! Hands down the best mechanic I've ever experienced


on June 27

Ben was very professional and prompt. He quickly solved the issue with my car and provided reasonable solutions to dealing with the problem. Very happy with service and will definitely recommend to family and friends.


on June 20

Ben came out today to change my oil and check my ac. He did both and the experience was awesome. He even fixed a minor issue with my car door. I would absolutely recommend Ben to anyone searching for a reliable, honest mechanic.


on June 17

He was so great! I was going to go and get a battery after he left. The guy that came before him suggested I go and get a new battery. And he told me that I didn't need one and that I didn't need my breaks replaced like I was told as well... he was so nice and sweet! He was so knowledgeable about everything! He's been doing this for a very long time and it shows!


on July 19

Ben was Awesome! He came out to my job and replaced all my brakes and figured out why my air was not working! Very professional!


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Infiniti JX35
on June 12

Ben showed up a bit early which was great. He provided the expected service quickly and professionally. He explained to me the work he did and cleaned up the area he had worked in. I could not ask for better service. He was great!


on June 09

Ben was awesome! I scheduled the appointment at 11' o'clock at my job. Ben came on time despite the fact that the GPS system directed him pass the location. He still managed to be on time with a smile on his face. He also informed me about other things on my vehicle that was helpful. I would recommend Ben any day.... If there was more trustworthy mechanics' like him.....ummm this world would be great.


on June 09

He is very professional and had a great personality. I feel comfortable to ask questions in regards to my vehicle without worrying to be overcharged.


on May 30

Very efficient ! Surprisingly pleased. I wasn't too sure about going through this website but I am so glad that I did. As long as I have a car Ben has a customer!


on August 11

Great!!! Ben knowledge of his job is exceptional and his work ethics is of exemplary quality. Thanks


on May 25

For those who subscribe to the TL;DR mentality- hire Ben- you won't regret it. For those who want the details, read on. My car wouldn't start at the country club, and after thinking through my options, I decided to give Ben my business for the first time. Let's start by saying that the club was NOWHERE near where he drives out from. Nonetheless, he showed up early, and with a happy, steady demeanor. He is an ASE Master mechanic, and he clearly has years of experience to back up the certification. Ben takes a pragmatic approach to diagnosing the issues with the vehicle. He doesn't believe in fixing it if it's not broken. That said, he will check every last link in the chain related to the problem to make sure nothing else presents an issue in addition to the original problem you were facing. In my case, he checked every last component from the fuel system and the feeding components, checked the relevant electrical components, made sure about the small things like terminal connections being solid and uncorroded, fuel was being atomized and cleanly delivered to the proper places, voltage drops were what they should be, and then...the car started. Seeing no further reason to perform more diagnostic, preventative, or actual work on the starting system components, I thanked Ben after he additionally generously rendered his opinion on some oil leaks I had suspected separate from what I called him for, and we went our separate ways. A few hours pass by at the club, and I am finally ready to leave. My car decided not to start again! Ben came right back within an hour! The inescapable conclusion was that the starter had tricked us both earlier, and so he went on an immediate diagnostic dive on that part. He skillfully and carefully removed the necessary parts to access the starter behind the intake in a matter of 10 minutes. He fed a direct current into the starter, and when the engine didn't turn over, it was confirmation of a need for a replacement. He drove me to the parts store nearby on my request, I bought a starter, and he installed it- everything from diagnosis to finish in under an hour. Let's just say I am beyond satisfied. From a price perspective it was cheaper by a country mile than any independent or dealership shop. From a professional perspective his line of logic and the work that he did during both sessions was spot-on and sensical. Personally, he's just a great guy. I certainly tipped him, and I will utilize his expertise again in the future.


on May 24

Ben came to my home, opened the hood and within 20 seconds knew exactly what my problem was. He called before he arrived and after the work was complete. HE KNOWS HIS STUFF. I will recommend him every chance I get!


on July 27

Ben was great!!! I would definatley recommend his services to friends, family and coworkers :) Thanks Ben


on May 22

This man is a wealth of experience and knowledge in the automotive industry. Ben was able to accommodate me within an hour of rescheduling from another mechanic to come work on my vehicle within the hour. He was very quick and diligent with the task at hand while also providing knowledge. He had no problem and got me back rolling! Thanks Ben for your excellent service! I give him my highest recommendation for any work you need on your vehicle and with using YourMechanic.


on July 13

Ben was very helpful and prompt, i had some issues with cs department but they made it right overall good experience


on September 23

I highly recommend Ben. He was very timely, professional, thorough, knowledgeable, and in my opinion, a stand up guy! The pre-inspection service was very convenient. He met me at the car lot and the service price was very reasonable. Thanks Ben. It was a pleasure doing business with you.


on October 16

I tell u what, this company is for REAL. Ben got to my house, in 1 1/2 hrs got me up and running. It turned out to be an electrical issue, he found the problem and BAM, I'M ON THE ROAD AGAIN !, $70: is all I was charged GOOD JOB, I'm very pleased.


on May 09

I could not be happier with Ben's work. He himself was professional and on time, but most importantly he did the work properly. I have sought automotive repair and maintenance from many sources including multiple dealers and I keep finding crooked and/or incompetent work being done, so it is a relief YourMechanic connected me with Ben. Having him come by and work on my car while I take care of my 4 month old and 3 year old daughters was a very big advantage, but the most important asset he brought was his decades of expertise in mechanical engineering. I cannot emphasize enough how hard it is to find someone who actually knows what they are doing. In the midst of a growing family and the responsibilities that come with it, having an honest go-to guy to take care of a large asset like my car is a huge relief. He helps me take care of my other baby.


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How people describe Ben

Friendly

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Courteous

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Expert

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Knowledgeable

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Timely

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