Charles

14 years of experience
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

I've been an automotive technician since 2004. In that time I've gained experience working on Domestic and Asian cars, but specialize in working on European vehicles. Over my career I've worked at major dealerships and independent shops. Providing efficient and thorough repairs to my customers is my top priority.

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on December 24

Charles provided excellent service, helped test and identify exactly what the real issue was. Even though I was under the impression that I needed a costly new alternator after replacing a dead battery, Charles identified that the real issue for a rough and low idle was simply a clogged throttle body, and now the car is running perfectly. Thanks!


on November 28

Arrived on time and call me ahead asking if he could start a little earlier. Charless knew what he was doing and modified the service request towards what was actually needed and could be done on that day. I had to schedule a follow up appointment and I am now awaiting for that to happen in order to be sure that the actual problem will be solved. So far so good.


on November 01

Charles was on time and very helpful. I learned some good pointers in managing my old 1977 truck to keep it running and to avoid potential problems in the future.


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Nissan Maxima

on March 22

Charles was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. He was very helpful and recommended additional services, for which I received a quote and booked my next appointment for those services.


on October 09

Great experience with Charles. He arrived on time, was courteous, was knowledgeable, and was done with the repair in an hour as promised. I plan to use his services again.


on April 12

Echoing others, he's very friendly and would explain things in plain English and would answer any question. Like others, I'm planning to book this gentleman again in future for any follow-ups.


on September 29

Charles was an outstanding mechanic. He was on time and immediately identified the issues. He spent extra time going over other problems with the car and immediately completed a new quote. Will be using him again in the future.


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Infiniti FX45

on November 16

Charles is a true professional. He was on time, informed, courteous and personable. I want to work with Charles going forward and will recommend Charles to my family and friends.


on November 11

This was my first time using YourMechanic. Charles was more than great ! He called when he was on his way and he even arrived early. He was friendly and he knew exactly what he was doing. The service didn't even take as long as I thought. He checked my whole car, told me everything that needed to be done and he did it. I would STRONGLY recommend Charles if you ever decide to use this service.


on April 25

Charles is an expert and reputable mechanic. Another mechanic said I needed brake pads and rotors so I booked Charles to replace them, the brake fluid and the valve cover gasket. Charles said the pads had plenty of thickness and that the fluid was clean so I decided to save almost $400 and spend it another day. Now that's an honest mechanic. He also answered all my questions. and was very personable.


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Audi A4

on September 15

Charles was thorough, quick, and knowledgable. He made the process very painless - showed up early, finished in under an hour, and taught me what was going on.


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Toyota Corolla

on August 23

Charles is great. Nice guy, honest, works quickly and informed me of other areas to consider in the future (not a pressure sell by any means, just provided info) Will definitely use this service again


on September 26

Before our appointment Charles got in touch with me to discuss what my car needed. On the day of, he arrived right on time and was friendly and professional. He got my oil changed, tires rotated, and spark plugs replaced in a timely manner, and after he was done, he was very helpful in explaining the results of his inspection and what maintenance I will need in the future. I will definitely be contacting him with those maintenance needs when they arise. Side note - I took a four hour road trip the next day and my car ran wonderfully!


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Dodge Ram 2500

on January 05

Charles was great fixed my Dodge 2500 Ram O2 sensors and break cable. I am very happy with the service and will continue using Charles for all my auto repairs. The initial hiccups with the 1st appointment, that were associated with the home office, is behind us now.


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Chevrolet Colorado

on September 30

Charles is very professional! I will ask for him whenever I need some work done on my vehicle. He was friendly, and explained everything he was doing and why. Great experience.!!!


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Acura TL

on January 09

Charles is a really nice guy. He did have to reschedule once but then he arrived on time and did a great job. He replaced my breaks despite the bitter cold. We drove it around the blocks a few times (his suggestion) before he left to confirm everything was to my liking. Nice job.


on July 13

Charles Arrived on time and even sent me a message 30 minutes prior to the appointment to let me know he was on the way. He was able to work in our parking lot. He was quick and gave me an updated on my car. He was able to tell me that I had a pending code and explained to me what that meant. He was great and professional and would recommend to anyone.


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Honda CR-V

on October 12

Order Alternator from Ebay to install on my 2004 Honda CR-V. Mechanic Charles came on time and install it. We couldn't clear the battery light. Due to the fact the parts I provide, one of them was New Alternator was simply dead out of the Box. But overall Charles did great job on installing my alternator that I provide.


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BMW 328i

on August 17

Charles did the job very well. he answered all the questions I had. After the job, he came for a test ride and made sure things were fine. Very positive experience.


on December 02

This was my second time booking Charles and I absolutely support him 200%! Charles helped me with my differential oil change since I have a pretty old car, and I trust his judgements/recommendations very much. I would be sure to book him if you have any questions or concerns about your car. Charles is the REAL DEAL!


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Infiniti FX45

on January 24

Charles is professional, courteous and efficient. Today, I chose Charles for the second time for a repair project. I recommend Charles to all my family and friends.


on July 27

Charles was very punctual and professional. He completed the service in the time he stated it would take him to complete. We spoke about the inspection and areas of need in order of severity and how soon those things needed to be complete. I would definitely Book Charles for my future needs.


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Ford Edge

on November 09

Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable guy that was trustworthy and wanting to please. Job was done quickly and done well. Good exeprienence and would do it again.


on August 02

Excellent mechanic; showed up to the appointment in a timely manner and kept me and the seller well informed of any issues with the car. Thanks to his inspection, I was able to be informed about a repair that I need to get taken care of as well as potentially upcoming issues.


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BMW X5

on November 22

He arrived on time and finished the job in a timely manner. I'm very pleased with the work he did and his knowledge and professionalism. A great mechanic.


on November 18

Charles was very timely, professional and courteous. He was very reliable and completed the job very quickly. He even helped me check differential oils even though I was only asking for the transmission oil change. I really appreciate his honesty because it is so rare and hard to come by nowadays. Keep doing the great work you're doing Charles!


on March 01

Charles arrived for the appointment and in an efficient and timely manner replaced my battery. In addition, he checked my vehicle and recommended other maintenance services.


on February 24

Charles was extremely knowledgeable and thorough in his work. He also made suggestions for other things that possibly needed to be fixed at a later time. Would absolutely recommend him and will use again in the future if further work is needed.


on April 27

Charles did a outstanding job replacing my front strut assemblies. It was a tuff job to replace the struts due to rusted parts. Charles is very hard working and knowledgeable. I definitely would recommend him to anybody in need of a good mechanic. Many thanks Charles.


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Ford Freestar

on February 16

Charles was on time for the scheduled appt. and very knowledgeable about the service that needed to be done. This is the second time he has worked on a car in my household. If we need anything else, we will ask for Charles.


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How people describe Charles

Friendly

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Professional

(165)

Goes above and beyond

(99)

Expert

(98)

Competent

(150)

Knowledgeable

(142)

Timely

(120)

Courteous

(136)

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Spoken languages
English

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