Like many, my automotive "career" began when I purchased my first car, a maroon 1974 Ford Maverick. The paper route didn't pay enough to cover hiring a mechanic, so I bought a manual and worked through all repairs. Later in high school (Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco), I moved on to putting together a V8 Chevy Vega, painted BMW graphite gray, serious foreshadowing. Nearing the end of high school, a counselor alerted me to an aircraft maintenance program offered at City College of San Francisco and my love of all things mechanical led me to sign on. Graduating with my Airframe and Powerplant certificate plus my Associate Science Degree in 1983, the pull of cars led me to take my first mechanic job at Waterfront Automobili on Pier 9 in San Francisco. This was a dream come true: the shop catered to the Ferrari "Tifosi" (fanatics!) of the Bay Area, handling mainly Italian exotics plus the customer's second cars, usually a BMW, Porsche or a Mercedes Benz. This is where I "tore into" many German cars and learned to love German engineering. Oh yes and I got to work on some Ferrari's too! When one of the owners decided to leave to become the service manager of Walnut Creek Ferrari, I went along. After this stint, I got the opportunity to start my own business, a small shop on Anthony Street in San Francisco. A couple of years later, the airline industry was booming so my phone rang. United Airlines wanted me to start as a mechanic yesterday! I went on to spend a few years as an aircraft mechanic and more years as a Maintenance Supervisor. Now married, with two children, family led us to relocated to Lincoln some twelve years ago. And to this day I'm still the car nut, joining the EuroSunday local group once a month. I love to read and still playing computer games. Now providing quality, reasonable and personal automotive servicing by appointment. I'm ready to serve!
Chris is currently not taking new appointments.
Chris came out to do a few things on my car, routine maintenance. He was more than on time, very professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and a great mechanic of course! I was curious about the maintenance that was about to ensue, so he very kindly let me hang around and walked me through everything he was doing, answered all of my questions, and we just had great conversations for around an hour. I'm honestly looking forward to the next time my car needs some work! Thank you YourMechanic for this great service and great staff.
Chris was great and very honest I like that.
Chris is amazing! Punctual, personable, professional. When the repair turned out to be more extensive than I had thought when I booked, he went out of his way to get the additional part needed quickly. Rarely, if ever, have I ever felt so taken care of in the course of getting a repair.
Took a chance with ( Your mechanic ) and found Chris and the people I spoke to on the phone to be very nice and helpful. I would recommend ( your mechanic ) and Chris to work on your car. I have some auto mechanic background. So I know what to do to troubleshoot the cars. So I knew what my wifes van needed. Chris did a once over to check the van before he got started. (As a good, reasonable mechanic should do.) Came to the same conclusion and did the work. :-D Works good. I had a question regarding the re-manufactured alternator. But they warranty parts and labor for 12 months or 12 thousand miles. they get the O Reilly parts. They have ( Life time ) I just need to get the order form. Thank you My mechanic. :-) Gustavo Roseville CA
Chris was early, thorough and made me feel confident in my purchase. He even worked in the rain! Will definitely recommend Chris to anyone with car care needs.
Really nice guy and very VERY skilled! I hired him again for a second round of work, and he did amazing research to see if there might be a better fix. I will hire him again in a heartbeat!
Everything was great. Arrived on time and was very nice. He finished quickly. He explained what he was going to do and why. He was a complete professional.
Absolutely the best, Chris, is friendly and knows his stuff, he got started right away, he did the installation and repair quickly, and he did not make a big mess like some others do. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris or use his services again! Thanks so much Chris!
Excellent and very professional. Job well done. Would recommend to all.
Chris was great, he showed up with all the proper tools and did the job in a timely manner. He answered every question I had for him. My car runs great now. Thanks Chris.
Chris was great. Explained everything in detail and did a great job. Highly recommend.
Did an excellent job and was professional. Ended up paying about half my quoted price!
he is nice guy and fixed starter up for short time wow he experts. but he need to communicate with deaf for specific starter issue. anyway I like him.
My car had a major oil leak so it would involve some work to find it. Chris showed up on time. It took a while ( a couple of hours) to find the leak (gasket on the oil filter). Glad it was not anything major. Chris was not able to complete the repairs that day since parts needed to be ordered. With the cost being less than I had expected I also agreed to have the belts replaced. Chris was busy the day of the repairs so they send someone else finish up. Overall I was very happy with Chris.
Experienced, decent, efficient man, ......thanks for sending him to us. GC
Chris checked everything out and showed up early which was great! He texted me and I called them once he got done looking over the car. He explained everything to me and let me know that was one of the best conditions he seen a car of that year and model. After talking with Chrys I definitely have much more confidence in purchasing the car. I will definitely let my friends and family know about their service.
Chris is super nice and knowledgable. Will totally recommend him to my friends
Chris is knowledgable and very nice
very knowledgeable, worked quickly and was on time.
One of the best mechanic literally showed up in the rain with no complaints and got the job done and a timely fashion.
Chris was very friendly and informative. I really enjoyed having him service my car
Citrus Heights, CA
Awesome experience. Chris couldn't have been better.
I was so nervous about having work done on my car. When Chris came to my house he instantly made me feel very comfortable. He did a inspection on my car to see what needed to be done. I need a new sensor put in so he will br installing that tomorrow. Thank u Chris i am looking forward to seeing u again for my car repair. Erin
Chris was great. I wish he still worked for this company. Erin
Chris is really good. His work is efficient. I would recommend Chris to my friend.
Chris arrived on time and was completely prepared for this difficult job. He was knowledgeable and personable, easy to work with. I had a complete feeling of trust after speaking with him for a few minutes. He did good work.
Chris is a professional, well trained, and punctual technician. He will do his best to explain questions you have but we all no some people just don't get mechanical work and you can't explain anything to them. He will make suggestions if he sees something that was not on your report for the sake of you having a safe vehicle because I feel he genuinely cares about people and the safety of others on the road. Example being my clutch is out and Chris inspected that but also notified me the wear tabs on my front brakes were something to be considered for inspection and that I should look at doing that fairly soon as to prevent higher cost in repairs at a later date. Thank you Chris