Hi, my name is Richard McCarthy. I have a versatile mechanical background that spans approximately 15 years. I started out serving 7 years active duty as a turbojet/fan and fuel-related system mechanic/troubleshooter working on flight deck carrier operations for the US Navy. After serving my time honorably, I switched my path from aircraft to the automotive industry. As a civilian, I attained three ASE certifications: A1 engine repair, A6 electrical, and A4 brakes while receiving an Associate of Science in Automotive Technology from City College of San Francisco. From there, I have worked on everything from commuter cars to heavy construction specialty equipment. I love to do engine repair, preventive maintenance work, brakes and electrical. I bring an aeronautical standard to this industry and have the highest integrity forged from three tours aboard the USS Nimitz for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Richard is currently not taking new appointments.
Friendly, knowledgeable, and great at explaining stuff.
Richard is awesome! Very professional and friendly! Will definitely work with him again!
Richard was very courteous and knowledgeable
Richard was punctual, knowledgable and explained everything that he was going to do and why. It was a pleasure having Richard as my mechanic. Thanks for recommending him to me. Gordon and Elvis
Very friendly, affable, professional, and showed up early! Helpful and down-to-earth guy. Really glad he came to check out my car!
Did a good job! I stood there and asked if he can show me how to do an oil changed and he taught me some things. He also recommended me future maintenance on the car. Overall good work
Richard was very knowledgeable and thorough when explaining the issues with my car. Rich was great with updating me with some car issues that I might need to be aware of in the future.
San Leandro, CA
Very knowledgeable, and highly professional.
Great mechanic. Very helpful and a good communicator. Richard told me I didn't need a service that I already booked. Saved me $150!
Nice and smooth repair with Richard. I greatly recommend him !
Richard was on time, professional and very respectful. I would recommend him and use him in the future.
Very Profession , Richard showed up at the office and got my car fixed even before I could realize it. He was fast and professional.
One of his other appointments ran overtime and would likely have made him late to my appointment. Instead of just showing up late, he took the time to call me ahead of time to see if he could reschedule rather than do rushed work. He came out early on a Saturday morning, did a great & thorough job, made sure all of my questions were answered, and gave me suggestions on future services. I booked him for the follow-up service, and would do so again!
I would definitely hire Richard again
Richard was great! Quick and efficient on his service even threw in a little engine oil (i was pretty low) at no charge thanks!
Richard was very friendly and professional, and finished the job within an hour, though he had said earlier that it might take longer. A pleasure to interact with.
Richard was only supposed to stay for 3 hours. That was the slotted time for Richard to complete the job within the price range, but instead of cutting out when it was 4 hours in on the install, he checked his options. Called technician support and was told that he would have to raise the price for the added time of the job. He didn't want to do that to me as the customer so instead of cutting out and leaving at 4 hours, he stayed for 9 hours total in order to complete the job. He wasn't half assing anything either, every single minute of the 9 hours was him being focused and determined and thorough, there was not bolt left behind. He didn't only get the job done, but he did it with a smile and was personable and had a positive attitude the whole painstaking time. No other technician would go above and beyond in the same way that Richard has. He literally had to take off each engine mount and drop the engine on my driveway, he made a way when there was no way. Guys this is excellence at its finest. If you ever need a technician to work on something CALL RICHARD. P.S. HONDA CR-V's are evil.
Very professional and friendly. Worked fast and didn’t make me feel like an idiot! (I know nothing about cars) Thanks, Richard!
Appreciate your excellent work!
Union City, CA
Richard did a great job, explained everything that needs to be done. He is honest and has the expertise to do the job right, took his time to find and use the absolute right parts, oil and fluids.
Easy going, easy to work with, going to call him back soon!
Came before time which works great for me. He explained the process thoroughly and helped me to learn few tricks and provided some valuable tips. Quick to do the job cleanly and efficiently. I would recommend him.