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

I've been an automotive technician since 1978 and have worked on Domestic, Asian, and European vehicles. I'm skilled in almost every aspect of automotive repair and I specialize in diagnostics, electrical, drivability, and air conditioning in all makes and models. No challenge is too big or too small and I love working with customers to get their cars back on the road.





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on December 13

Very Knowledgeable

on December 13

I like him will be using him for all my car work

on December 10

Joe is very professional, friendly and honest, my car was broken down on my driveway, he came to my house, was on time and worked in unpleasant weather until the job was done in less hours than estimated. He found that I did not have to replace one of the pumps that was already paid for and refunded me for it. Thank you Joe is was a pleasure to deal with you.

on December 08

Joe was prompt and quite courteous. He completed the work as promised within the time frame. Found him to be quite knowledgeable and highly recommended future repairs.



Acura MDX
on November 08

Joe is awesome , honest and knows CARS and TRUCKS. Joe did a radiator replacement and then I scheduled a timing belt job. Total was 1100 way worth it. Love to pay for good honest work. Joe will be our mechanic for years to come. Just hope he doesn't get too busy.....there is only one of him! Both was effortless. He did the radiator job at our house....(great not having to sit in a waiting room) Second job he had to fit me in and it was kind of an emergency because water pump was leaking. So I dropped it off at his house and he had it done within 24hours. Awesome honest work!

on November 01

excelent, Joe took the time to get to the root of the issue and gave a detailed breakdown of what the problem was and what we woudl need to do it fix it.

on October 27

It was quick & easy job just two switches which Joe finished no longer than 8 mins. I'm very happy with the work he did. Now I can lock my car doors from the driverside again.

on September 30

Had a good experience with Joe ... he was on time & did a good job of making sure my Warranty Alternator was fixed properly. He also made sure he tightened a loose wire that was coming apart from the battery to the Alternator which was really thoughtful. Thanks Joe

on September 25

Joe is great. He recommended something totally different then the local AC repair company I started with did. I am not really happy that i paid a $70 diagnostic fee just to get a quote when every other place I took the car provided this for free. I am still trying to determine which suggested repair to go with but I can say that I thoroughly appreciated Joe's knowledge and tend to believe that he is correct in his assessment.



Hyundai Accent
on December 09

Was professional the whole time even came right back to fix an issue I had after already leaving

on September 16

This was my first experience with Joe Hough did an amazing job. Arrived before the appointment. He is a courteous, thoroughly professional individual . He did an excellent job on the car . I highly recommend Joe to anyone who needs a Mechanic. Joe gets a 10+ rating. Before Joe left, he checked out the car from bumper to bumper and left me with an inspection report.

on September 27

Very impressed with the whole experience. Joe was on time and very personable/ professional from the moment I met him. He loves what he does and it shows. I'm one that likes to watch and learn about what is being repaired. He answered all my questions. Will definitely use your mechanic again in the future and will ask for Joe. Thank you Joe! 😊

on October 05

Joe knows what he is doing when it comes to cars. Joe was on time for the appointment. He installed the Clutch Master Cylinder and I have a clutch again. I can't ask for more really, plus I did not have to have my car towed anywhere. Very happy with Your Mechanic and Joe.

on December 14

I have had Joe check a few of my cars so far. He does good work, making sure the car is checked thoroughly to find the root problem and looks for the best way to get it fixed. He is my go to whenever I have any car issues.

on September 09

Joe was great as a person and a mechanic. I just bought this car and my mind is much more at ease about what is wrong with the car and just how serious it is. I just left him alone to do his thing and he was shortly forthcoming with all the things wrong with the car. My engine light was staying on and had some AC issues and one of my tires needs to be replaced. My advice to others is to use this service before you buy that car you like. It can save you money and headaches.

on September 18

Joe's an excellent mechanic with many years of experience he shows up before time to get the job started. He replaced my timing belt and water pump and fan belts on my 2002 Toyota 4Runner. I purchase the parts from Advance Auto Parts but it had a defective gasket he had to come back and redo it because of the gasket. He rescheduled the appointment a few days later and finish the job perfect. I suggest instead of buying your own Parts like I did get your parts from Joe this way everything is guaranteed with no extra labor charges.

on August 27

Joe was very courteous and professional.I booked the repair with him for today.He said that he had a very busy day.I hope that he can get to me today.

on January 02

Joe arrived early for my appointment (after notifying me and asking if it was alright) and completed his work in a timely manner. Very friendly and knowledgeable, even offered some assistants to neighbors that needed a jump start. Will definitely book Joe again in the future.



Honda CR-V
on November 09

As a first time user of "Your Mechanic" services I was unsure what to expect. Joe arrived a little earlier than the appointment which was fine with me. It was not unexpected since I was able to track him using the app. He expertly completed the strut replacement within the estimated time. Joe was polite, and extremely knowledgeable. He explained what he was doing and why he was doing it. Following completion of the repair he gave the car a thorough inspection and took it for a test ride. Joe took care to completely clean the work area. I will undoubtedly call on Joe for future automobile repairs and service. Did I mention the $200 I saved compared to a brick and mortar garage estimate?



Honda CR-V
on November 11

One word: Awesome. Joe was cordial, nice, had great communication and provided an excellent service. I will be using Joe again and recommending him to friends and family.



Toyota Highlander
on October 19

Joe was arrived early, had the right parts with him, effective and efficient installation, completed job early and included a safety inspection. Great experience and highly recommend.

on October 11

Joe was Amazing, he showed up found the problem and even saved me some money as it was not what i originally thought it was. He was on time, nice and really walked me through the entire process. Would recommend him to anyone who needs a mechanic.



Toyota Camry
on December 02

Joe was outstanding! -- knowledgeable, courteous, sociable, and prompt. He was at my door at 7:00a, the appointment time I requested. Your online appointment scheduler, however, suggested that "my mechanic might arrive anytime between 7:00-8:00a!" Kudos to Joe for arriving at the time I booked for service.

on October 20

I received a tune up, and a air cabin filter replacement. Joe also inspected my car and stated that it was in good condition. He is affordable and fair. He did not try to get me to get unneeded maintenance completed on the vehicle. I will definitely be using his services again,



Honda Civic
on October 02

Joe was very helpful, and very well informed. He was able to identify the problem with my vehicle faster than anyone I have ever seen. Very professional and knows his job so well it's almost art watching him work.

on September 28

Great mechanic. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Arrived on time and performed work to all expectations. Cleaned up when done and finished in his estimated timeframe. Great experience. Would highly recommend him.

on March 04

Joe arrived on time completed all work successfully and professionally,and in a timely manner. I absolutely recommend Joe,he is very knowledgeable,so no worries he can do the job !!!

on April 28

Excellent service. Very nice. I had placed more services on my appointment than I ended up needing. When Joe evaluated the car and noticed I didn't need some services completed, he spoke to me honestly and we decided a course together. This ended up saving me money while ensuring my car was working at pristine condition. This was my first time using YourMechanic, along with Joe, and will continue to use this service and him as long as they are both around.



Toyota Corolla
on May 01

Joe arrived at exactly 8am and was done at boyfriend and I we're very pleased with the service and impressed in how he quickly and efficiently fixed my car... he was very professional and will schedule any future auto needs...

on May 04

Joe did an excellent job, at the exact amount promised, so I saved hundreds of dollars with Joe & If you want the easiest, highest quality, lowest costs mechanic, go to It's an absolute no brainier!

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