Duane

21 years of experience
San Diego, CA

I've been an automotive technician since 1996. Cars are my passion and I've worked on all types of Domestic, Asian, and European vehicles. I enjoy working with new and repeat customers, and make sure their cars are reliable, safe, and ready for the road.

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BMW Z4
on February 21

Duane is completely professional. Finished the job quickly (actually 2 hours faster than plan). Replaced 4 sets of rotors and break pads. Just a nice guy you can trust your work on your car!


on February 22

Seems a knowledgeable and experienced mechanic , timely updates and clear communication. Unfortunately in my case , the problem did not turn out to be what was actually recommended, i got a mild scare when i heard about the issues.


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Honda Civic
on February 19

Duane did an fantastic job on my 2006 Honda Civic. Duane arrived on time at 7AM on Sunday morning. I was interested to see how long replacing the starter would take because the axel needed to be removed. Duane was able to do the job in the time that was estimated on the quote. Duane has a great character and easy going attitude. I give Duane 5 stars and will keep requesting Duane in the future.


on February 18

Duane was very helpful and got to the point on what ever was wrong with my truck. And got it done in a timely manner. Did not beat around the bush. Tells you how it is and is personal about it. I will continue having him as my mech for any other issues with my vehicals. THANK YOU


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Ford Escape
on February 17

Duane was very professional and an expert on cars. He explained the complexity of me in a way that I understood very clearly. Would recommend him to my friends and family.


on February 17

Duane was fantastic; seriously. Quick, efficient, professional and friendly! Who knew! Also, you can learn a lot about someone by how they treat your kids; I got pulled into a call (I work from home) and our 10 year-old "escaped" and went outside and peppered Duane with all sort of questions about cars and tools and everything and Duane was simply wonderful with him. We've already requested Duane to come back and do some work for us on one of our other cars.


on February 14

By far the easiest appointment ever - I was at work so someone waited at my apartment with my Jeep. I got text alerts through the whole thing, and a receipt almost instantaneously once the work was complete and it was even a bit under the original quote amount. I called had called (in a panic) on Sunday afternoon, they scheduled according to my availability, and Duane got in, got the job done, and looked at some other things I might need to address in the future and their cost so I'm not looking at any big surprises. I'm never going back to another service.


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BMW 325i
on February 11

Duane was very professional at all times will highly recommend to anyone he fix my car what can I say he save my day I'm on the road again thanks YMS


on February 18

Duane explained things to me so I could understand what was wrong with my car. He had the time to fix what needed to be fixed and went to go get the part he needed so I could save a little money on the repair. He was professional and I would book him again in the future should any of my vehicles need to be looked at again. Thanks!


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Honda Civic
on February 07

Duane came exactly on time, replaced my break rotors and pads within an hour, did a comprehensive car inspection, and composed a quote for the future. Very professional!


on February 15

Duane was great! He came early, was very courteous and professional, knew what he's doing and was very friendly. Couldn't ask for anything more! Highly recommended!


on February 08

I had a very positive experience using Your Mechanic! Duane Wheeler was my mechanic and I wish I could give him more than 5 stars. Duane was on time, very professional, and in no time had my ready to go. Along with the service I booked him to do, he also did a 50 point inspection of my car. There were a couple of recommended fixes to do in the future, but there was no pressure to have them done that day, as some other repair places have done in my experience. I've already recommended Duane and Your Mechanic to family and friends and will definately book my car repairs with Duane again in the near future.


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Chrysler 300
on February 05

Duane is amazing, he was on time and got straight to work. He was very professional and explained to me everything he was doing to my car. Duane is very knowledgeable and he will be my go to Mechanic from here on out. I would recommend Duane to anyone who needs a really great mechanic.


on February 05

Duane is great! This exp could not have gone any better. Service was for a pre-purchase inspection. Duane was actually 1 hr early, sent text when in route and was through and professional. Needed to use this service remotely, as I am nearly 200 miles from the vehicle and it worked better than expected. I would certainly use again & recommend Duane indeed.


on February 04

Duane was super nice, fast, thorough, and efficient. He went above and beyond any previous mechanic I've tried, found issues, and fixed them quickly. My follow up appointment today to replace a few parts went smoothly. I'll definitely be referring him to everyone I know.


on February 02

on time, very courteous, was competent, know exactly what he was doing like a real mechanic should do, I am very pleased with the quality and cleanliness of work he does. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a mechanic to use him.


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Mazda 6
on February 01

Duane is very professional and an exceptional mechanic. Replaced the alternator on my 03 Mazda6 in a couple hours (which was no easy fix, I tried). Highly reccommend Yourmechanic, and specifically Duane.


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Toyota Corolla
on January 23

We were unable to start our car late Saturday evening and called a bunch of local auto shops only to find that they were all closed on Sunday. I had read about YourMechanic and thought of giving it a try. Our appointment with Duane was booked for Sunday noon but he came two hours early! Within a few minutes he was able to pinpoint the problem to a bad starter. He gave a quote and we decided to go ahead with it. Within one hour he was back with the part and replaced it in about 20 minutes. We were very happy with our service.


on January 16

Duane was awesome. He showed up early and was very friendly. He was able to tell me what was wrong with my vehicle and even given me a detailed quote instantly. Would recommend him to anyone


on January 16

I couldn't be happier with my service with Duane. Prompt service, great to work with and an excellent result. He was able to install my new actuators and now the door locks work as good as new. I'd definitely go back to Duane with any other issues on my car.


on February 09

All around awesome dude who knows his stuff. Doesn't try to swindle his *female* customers. Very professional and highly recommended.


on January 13

My experience with Duane was AMAZING. He arrived early to our appointment, was very professional and was very knowledgeable as I do not know much about cars. He was funny as my breaks were screeching so bad that it got to the point where I was embarrased to drive. He explained to me what he was going to do, how and why. He answered all my questions fully and then emphasized his loyalty to providing great customer service. He will definitely be used at all times for all of our family cars and then recommended to others! Thanks Duane


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BMW X5
on January 12

Duane has definitely raised the bar and has set top high standards for what an auto mechanic service should be. He showed expertise and provided guidance like no other mechanic that we had worked with in the past... We now feel like our vehicle is truly in good hands and that Your Mechanic will be our first call for any of our vehicle's mechanical needs. On top of everything, he arrived to our appointment several minutes in advance... And on top of this, he offered additional help since we were only days away from the birth of our second child and he wanted to make sure that our transportation needs were not going to be an issue. We honestly think that we've found a mechanic and a friend for life...


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Toyota Sienna
on January 10

Excellent service. Very professional yet personable. Explained that it might not be the issue I was told it was and insisted on doing a diagnostic first and discovered that it was just fouled spark plugs and bad fuel, saved me a couple hundred dollars in unnecessary repairs.


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BMW 328i
on February 06

Duane's assurances as to what the issue was with my vehicle and his years of experience is what made me decide to have him proceed with the servicing. He was very prompt and provided a fast service and completed the job in great time.


on January 08

Best in class customer service experience! Duane made an effort to walk me thru every step of the process and provides a detailed about the services performed. He took the service TO THE NEXT LEVEL... He really honored the company's name... I trust that I can now call him "MY MECHANIC"


on January 02

This the second time he has work on my cars and he did an excellent job on the my Nissan Pathfinder. I will recommend him and your mechanics to all my friends. Duane again thank you so much and stay bless.


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Ford F-150
on January 23

Again Duane was fantastic with my vehicle. Very prompt and awesome service. Glad to have my vehicle back to working. Thanks a bunch!


on January 20

Duane' s a cool dude. Showed up early on a rainy day to fix my serpentine belt and did it pretty quickly. I recommend him to anyone.


on February 01

Very personable, professional, and prompt. Great service and attitude -- our family will definitely be back! Thanks, Ken Q.


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How people describe Duane

Friendly

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Professional

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Competent

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Courteous

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Expert

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Knowledgeable

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Timely

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Spoken languages
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