32 years of experience
Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota), FL

I've been an automotive technician since 1986. Over my career I've worked on a huge range of Domestic, European, and Asian vehicles in the independent shops I've owned. My work is clean and neat, and I treat every customer like a VIP.





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on September 24


on September 23

Timely, Courteous, Gets The Job Done!



Jeep Wrangler
on September 04

Ira was very professional, did a great job discussing and explaining the problems with my vehicle. Did the job in a timely matter. Would recommend him to anyone looking for a good mechanic.

on September 03

Ira is awesome!! He arrived on time and finished early. My car rides much smoother now. I wish I had known about Yourmechanic years ago, I could've saved myself a lot of money. He's very knowledgeable and clearly explained the work he performed. Thanks to Ira fixing my brake light I can now stop panicking whenever a cop is behind me. I will definitely use Ira for any future repairs.

on August 26

Ira was extremely professional and quick. He provides service with a smile and answers all your questions and is very upfront and helpful. Awesome personality! He even shared his knowledge and experience with me. I would recommend him to anyone!



Kia Forte
on August 24

Ira was awesome! I highly recomend his services. He was friendly, trustworthy, and got the job done despite having to wait in his car for over an hour for the rain to pass. He finished the job in the dark and it although it was just an alternator replacement it looked like a tough job even in the daylight. Best mechanic I've dealt with since I've been repairing my car.



Pontiac Grand Am
on July 31

I am very pleased by his work, showing up early, treating me like a human being, his honesty, friendliness, and I am very grateful to have found a mechanic fast. I can't tell you how many other mechanics ripped me off and took advantage of me. Mr stroud is the kind of person that I think very highly of having a neighbor because in a mobile home park no tenant has a choice who moves next to them and most of the time the people turn out to be trouble. One more thing I was very angry my neighbor pulled on Ira this is between him and I. My neighbor had a lot of nerve. I wished that ira was more stern and kept to his guns with those people. Ira knows what I am talking about and it has nothing to do with I will keep Ira for my mechanic. Now that I know who to call. has all my business for car repairs now. No more Tire Kingdom.

on July 29

Ira was timely, performed a thorough inspection, and did a great job discussing and explaining the problems with my vehicle. I'm looking forward to the first repair appointment as I'm very confident he'll do an awesome job.

on July 29

Excellent experience. Ira was timely, professional and awesome in every aspect of our business. This man is legit the best experience I've had while dealing with a mechanic.

on July 27

Ira was professional, knowledgeable, honest, and helpful. I couldn't have asked for a better mechanic. I will definitely ask for him next time my car needs service, and I highly recommend him. It was a convenient and cost-effect service all around.

on July 26

It was a pleasure doing business with Ira! Very punctual, calm, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He patiently walked me through the issues my car has and the way forward. I am very satisfied with his service and definitely look forward to working with him again.


  • fuel system inspection


Toyota Corolla
on July 25

Ira is always very friendly and courteous. His 31 years of experience really shows with how well he can diagnose issues and fix cars. This is the second time we use Ira and we are very happy with everything he does!! We will continue to use Ira with any other services we get. Ira is very trustworthy and knows what he's doing. We really like Ira and thank him for all his hard work!

on July 24

Absolute pleasure getting to meet and work with Ira today. He did a fantastic job fixing my car, quick and clean! Will definitely be using him in the feature.


  • Car Inspection


Hyundai Sonata
on July 12

Whatever you're paying him, it's not enough. He needs a raise. ALL THE RAISES! Extrheeeeemely professional, courteous, knowledgeable, precise, and determined, he systematically and methodically diagnosed a 14 month old mystery like a scientist, testing and ruling out various electric issues that only a thoroughly trained and experienced mechanic could do.

on July 08

Ira was great! His communication was good, arrived on time. He took the feedback I had from a local chain car shop but did his own assessment and showed me how the shop got it wrong and I didn't need one of the big expensive repairs. He did the one remain repair, and pointed out that my brake pads were worn so added on the job to replace those. Ira was professional, knowledgable, and was vested in making sure I got the most for my money. The job site was clean when he left. I will definitely look to use him in the future for more car maintenance or repair.

on July 06

Thank you Ira. He checked brake pads as well. All good. Thus, cheaper than expected....that NEVER happens, right? Will definitely book next service here!



Toyota Camry
on July 01

Ira was on time, in fact he was early which I appreciated. Professional, kind, and honest. Comes with everything he needs to do the job. Cleans behind himself. Works efficiently and quickly. Will request Ira for future jobs as well refer him to others.

on June 28

Ira is very professional and unlike at my dealership, he walks you through his process and makes sure you understand what's going on. I will definently request his services in the future.



Hyundai Sonata
on April 08

Ira was able to arrive early, and tackled removal of alternator on my Hyundai. It was no easy task because of location and space. He is hands down a great mechanic. I will spread the word about this service.

on June 21

Ira was Awesome!! He came ahead of schedule and went above and beyond to make sure my needs were met. will definitely use this site again and book It's. Thank you!

on June 11

Ira was polite and professional. He walked through everything he was doing. My original quote was for $275 but he ended up fixing my car for $70. I will continue to use Yourmechanic and will request Ira again!

on June 04

Ira was prompt with the service and was very knowledgeable about the situation. He presented me with the options I had for the repair and helped me set up additional services in the future.

on June 04

We are so happy with Ira's work! He is very professional, on time, and does great work!!! He's super friendly too, it's like we've known him for a long time, but in reality we just met him! I'm very happy with the service and work that he did!!! Thank Ira!!!

on May 25

Couldn't be happier. Ira was cordial, professional, great communicator and provided an excellent service. I will be using Ira again and recommending him to friends and family.

on May 25

I just want you to know, Iras was very good and knowledgeable and fixed my Chevrolet equinox. My wife is happy and do am I. I rate Iras the highest rating I can give and would recommend him highly. Thanks Iras, you are the best. I retired from GM Chevrolet motor Division in 1996 after 20 + years and I watched and talked to him and I knew he was well qualified. Pastor Willie Fowler.

on May 17

Wonderful mechanic, very timely and knew exactly what he was doing. Got my car up and running in about an hour. Thanks so much! Definitely will be using him for future services on the car.

on May 06

Mr. Stroud arrived early with notice. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The job was completed timely and efficiently. I'll be sure to request him again and refer his work to others. Thanks a bunch!

on April 27

Great personality. Provided updates on what we needed and next steps. This was a low stress experience. I was cautious about the service, but I'm glad I did it. I'll be using this service again on the near future.


  • carburetor rebuild


Jeep CJ7
on April 21

Awesome experience with Ira. Would highly recommend his services. He knows what he is doing and is upfront and honest about the services you will need.

on February 25

He was at my location on time. He took a look at he car, gave me his recommendations, was very honest and told me that the rear brakes were in good shape and did not need to be replaced,

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