Chris

22 years of experience
Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, CA

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!

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on June 13

Chris did a pre-purchase inspection for me. I received an email prior to his arrival at the cars location as promised, and a phone call before he got started to discuss my concerns about the car. He acknowledged my concerns and explained that I would receive a detailed report, with pictures and audio of the items he inspected. Chris sounded very knowledgeable, and was helpful in describing the service he was about to perform. After the service, he called again to describe his concerns with the car, and answered all of my questions with patience and expertise, and again explained that the report would go into detail regarding the service inspections he made. After talking with Chris, and reviewing the online report, I was very satisfied knowing the condition of the car (which I did not purchase, in part because of Chris's report and lengthy conversation about it's condition). I would certainly recommend, and use your services in the future! Thanks Chris!!


on May 24

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.


on November 05

Was great having someone with all the experience Chris has take a look at the vehicle for me. Feel much better about investing in it knowing it'll be around for a lot more miles.


on May 29

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!


on June 06

Chris exceeding all my expectations. I was very impressed with Chris and will definitely call Chris to work on my car in the future. Thank you for a great job!


on May 28

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.


on June 01

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.


on June 01

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.


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Honda CR-V
on October 13

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.


on February 20

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.


on February 02

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.


on October 07

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.


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Honda Accord
on June 29

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.


on February 13

Wow like always Chris showed up one and a half hour early. I really like that he is always early and gets right to work. Chris came out to install a new alternator in my chevy. It didn't need it but i don't want to be stranded some where either. Chris also put on some new vaccum hose connectors. I had some in my car so he put them on for me with no problem. Chris u truly are a gifted and talented man. Thanks again for a job well done.


on May 22

Thorough above & beyond pre-purchase inspection, grateful knowing what little work if any should be done on this vehicle. I bought it shortly after & he was exactly correct on the clutch catching high, which is liveable until I can pay to fix that, then I think I have a perfect used car to maintain for many years, I watched my friend get a used vehicle lasat year & end up paying $2000 more for a transmission that fell apart & a smog system that was rigged to fail after the owner sold it. That won't happen to me because of the services from this company. My parents & boyfriend are going to use the service too when they get their next cars, who can afford a lemon? Thanks!!!!


on June 16

Chris was fantastic. Great communication, arrived on time and had all the parts and tools that were required for such an unusual starter replacement. He also completed the job in the time frame I was given. The man knew what he was doing. He is the reason I would chose to use My Mechanic again.


on June 21

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!


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Nissan Rogue
on June 07

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.


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Honda Odyssey
on February 05

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


on February 04

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.


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Honda S2000
on February 09

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!


on February 15

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.


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Dodge B250
on February 16

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!


on February 20

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.


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Honda CR-V
on August 12

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!!!


on March 03

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.


on March 03

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.


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  • 90,000 Miles Maintenance ...

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Cadillac Escalade
on August 09

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.


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Audi A4
on August 03

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!


on March 28

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


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How people describe Chris

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