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 the only guy I roll with! He's honest, to the point and does great work.
Chris arrived early and was both very friendly and professional. He took the time to show me things to look out for and answered my many questions while he worked. Honest and reliable and I will continue to contact him in future.
Chris is very friendly, professional and knows what he's doing. Nice to have someone that can tell you what needs to be done NOW and what may wait for another appointment down the road. Would highly recommend him to anyone else looking for work that needs to be done.
He arrived early and went straight to work. Very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I will ask fir him next time. Very nice man.
Honest, reliable, knowledgeable, on time, EXCELLENT SERVICE!!!!! Highly recommend Chris! Best mobile mechanic experience ever. I work a lot, so mobility is a very important factor because he will go to your location. Thumbs up!!!
Citrus Heights, CA
Chris was vey nice and was done in a timely manner. I will have him come back anytime my car needs service that Dave doesn't want to do. I will also have him service my sons BMW M3. Overall it was great experience being it was my first time using this service.
Well to be honest I was a little skeptical as this is my first time using your mechanic and I will have to say that I am impressed the service was amazing.! Chris was professional started the job and completed the job in a timely mannere! I'm one satisfied customer!
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 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.
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.
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
Chris arrived on time and was very professional. He had all the parts and happily went right to work and seemed to know exactly what he was doing. He was also very happy to explain things to me. It was so convenient to have him come to the house to do the work. Would definitely use again.
Chris was awesome! He was on time and completed the work as scheduled. Very energetic with a happy demeanor. I will use him to work on my other cars. Great job Chris.
Wow. Not only was Chris' service more prompt and convenient than a dealer mechanic, his service was as good if not better. He REALLY (I wish I had larger caps) knew his stuff. I would recommend him to anybody, to the point he is now my "go to guy."
Great amazing experience Chris is a very professional mechanic with years of exprience and knows his stuff very very well! I would strongly recommend him to anyone and everyone! #1
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!
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.
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 is very knowledgeable mechanically, professional, friendly and a Master Automotive Technician. He is also very courteous and a pleasant person to talk to. He changed my brakes and rotors and knew exactly what he was doing and did it quickly. He inspected my car and noticed other areas that should be addressed. I was so impressed with his professional skills that I had him book another appointment with me for next week to repair additional areas of concern I had bought the Lexus as a pre-owned car and saw the type of work the Lexus Technicians did vs the work that Chris did. Simple things such as lubing bolts before you put them on (which Lexus Technicians did not) or adjusting the parking brake which was not on the original order. I've always headed the saying that "It's up to you to choose what you do in life, but always strive to be the best at what you do." Chris has definitely done that.
A difficult job well done, beyond expected difficulty and solved expeditiously. Excellent mechanic and no trouble to have at the house. I consider Chris to be my mechanic and lucky to have met him.
It was a pleasure for me to be able to have Chris come out to service my chevy. I had a new serpentine drive belt put on. He was very early and went right to work. The more car repairs i have done with Chris the more i feel very comfortable with his service. You couldn't ask for a nicer person. I like how he always answers my questions about my car and how things work in the engine. I really like how i don't have to drive the car to a shop he comes to u. Thanks again Chris u rock. Erin
Chris showed up early and got the job done in a timely manner. I would recommend Chris as your mechanic. He is polite and knows his stuff. Thank you Chris.
Chris was right on time for my appointment, was very courteous and friendly. He told me what he was going to do and how long it would take and did a perfect job of replacing the starter on my Honda right in my garage. All was perfect. I love the concept of having work done at my home on my time schedule at a very reasonable cost. Lower than all the quotes I got from local repair shops.
So many good things to say about Chris. End-to-end, my pre-purchase inspection process was excellent. It was clear that Chris was very responsive and he was a great communicator. He was prompt about any questions I have had. He got to his appointment earlier and provided the report at a promised time. The report was very very thorough and it gave me a great high-level and low-level details that I needed to make a decision purchase (or not). He clearly itemized the needed mechanical work, included relevant pictures (from buyer perspective), and gave me peace of mind about the state of the car. After the report was released, he was also detailed and prompt about the questions I had. Definitely the best pre-purchase inspection mechanic and extremely happy with the quality of his work!
Chris was not only on time but early. A very personable and knowledgeable person.. very professional. I would not hesitate to call Chris again for my automotive needs.
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.
5 stars for Chris! He performed a pre-purchase inspection for me, and was super informative. After reviewing the report, I both called and texted him multiple times for additional questions. Each time he was extremely friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. I hope to hire Chris again in the future.
Chris handled my project very quickly and then took the time to explain other problem areas that might need to be addressed sooner than later. He was easily able to answer detailed questions I had about belts, brakes, air conditioning, etc. I will request his services for my next repair job.
Wonderful experience with Chris. He called a few times to update status of his arrival (while waiting for parts), asked if he could arrive an hour early on the actual date, was totally polite, helpful, and pleasant while we had so much else going on around the house. I didn't watch him work or even check his work (thank God for adult sons!), so I can't speak to that except to say our son was satisfied with what he saw. Meanwhile we never knew there was non-family on the premises. All-around great experience with a very courteous and professional young man. How often can you say that having auto repair work done was a pleasure? Two thumbs up!
Really great service. I had booked for a more expensive service, but when he arrived and checked it out . It turned out that the problem was not what I had thought. Very nice man to work with.