11 years of experience
San Diego, CA

I've been an automotive technician for 11 years and am dealer trained and certified. I've worked with GM, the Navy, and fleets. I specialize in air conditioning, emissions, diesel, driveability, and front end work but am comfortable working on all makes and models with any issue. I'm a Marine Corps Reservist and work hard to get each job done correctly and to the highest standard possible.





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on October 21

Great experience. Showed up on time, diagnosed the car and found the issue. Got the necessary part needed & installed. Definitely recommend to others. Great Job.

on October 14

Showed up on time was very friendly and polite. Found the problem, went and got the part and fixed the all issues. Great experience. Came to my home no problems or mess. What an outstanding guy, great work. Highly recommend his services. The end cost was quite a bit below what I was quoted. Now that is a first



Nissan Altima
on October 07

Exceptional service. Very knowledgeable and willing to explain everything in a friendly manner. Would highly recommend and I've already booked another appointment.



Toyota 4Runner
on October 04

Excellent experience with Your Mechanic and especially impressed with Richard. He communicated with me prior to showing up for the appointment and was extremely professional. He fully explained everything to me prior to completing the work and then went through everything with me after to make sure I was satisfied. I also had some additional work that I wanted to get done and he set up the quote on the spot and completed that work as well.

on September 21

Showed up on time, did the pre inspection very well. No complaints at all on my end. Was honest about what he found and thought of the car. Called me as well to make sure I understood everything.

on September 29

Richard was professional, on time, and really pushed for me to get my exhaust leak fixed much faster than excepted. My car sounds great again.

on September 02

Richard was just awesome. He called to ask if I prefer he'd come earlier which I greatly appreciated. He worked quickly, gave me great advice, was so friendly, and made sure I was happy before leaving. I cannot recommend Richard enough.

on August 12

Richard was extremely professional from start to finish. Prior to coming to my home, Richard called to let me know when he would be arriving. Upon arrival, he informed regarding what he would be doing and the approximate time that he would need to complete the service. What I was extremely impressed with was the manner in which he informed me regarding the recommendations for my car. There was never any attempt to pressure me into adding on a service that I didn't need. I will be using the Your Mechanic service for all my car's future needs.

on October 05

Very friendly and competent young man. Arrived early and completed job promptly. I was pleased with the service.

on June 20

There was no waiting for Richard to arrive as he came about 20 minutes early. Had all the necessary tools to do the job. He performed the changing of the crankshaft position sensor in less then the time alotted (which I just knew couldn't be done). Access to this component is fairly restricted. I know this because I attempted to change this myself. I'm very,very pleased with the work Richard performed and WILL have him back to do other work on my car........Thank you, Richard for a job well done.

on July 12

He was great, he showed up on time and was quick. Very nice and professional. Will definitely be using this service again. He let me know of a couple things wrong and sent in a quote for that too, which I will most likely be taking them up on. My boss heard about it and ran out to talk to Richard before he left about getting work done on his vehicle.

on July 13

Hired Richard for a Pre-Purchase Inspection on a 16 year old Ford Excursion. He called the day before the appointment to confirm. Asked questions about what my primary concerns with were the vehicle. He was on time and provided a very detailed analysis of the current condition of the vehicle. I would highly recommend him.

on July 09

Richard was about 30 minute early which was perfect for me. He was honest that we didn't need a brake pad replacement and was able to help me diagnose what the real problem was. Highly recommended!

on June 21

Richard came right on time. He was very patient and knowledgeable, listening to all my concerns and showing me all the various problems he found. I booked him for just an inspection, and it was very thorough and broken down into priority levels, which is exactly what I needed and wanted. Definitely recommend him!

on June 25

Very professional and honest. He arrived early and was ready to go. Also, informed me about the issues of my car in great detail. Next time a check engine goes on or my car is acting funny I will be surely be requesting him!! It was a great experience . I would highly recommend!!



Ford Focus
on September 02

Richard was early,big plus in my book. Professional and honest. I highly recommend him. Thanks again, Outstanding!

on October 04

Excellent service. The time quoted was accurate for the job and am very happy with the work.


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Saturn Ion
on July 10

He performed a basic inspection, connected his device and said there was an emission leak issue (which I already knew). And said that the problem I was having with car was that my transmission was going out.



Ford Taurus
on June 29

Not only on time..But early. Very easy to understand. I felt like Richard was not trying to dig deep into my pockets.

on October 10

Superb service. Very personable and knowledgeable. Will use again.



Infiniti G37
on July 10

Great guy! Arrived early, very efficient and knowledgeable. Will definitely use him again. What a fantastic service!

on September 10

Knowledgeable and professional. Fixed my issues and gave great advice.

on September 02

Great service. Very knowledgeable. Easiest brake job experience I have had.

on October 07

As always, prompt, courteous and helpful!

on August 30

Richard seems to be very nice and tries to be helpful. The job is still not finished. He did not bring the materials to finish the repair and when I gave him a nut to try he cross threaded that nut on to my car and left. The repair remains unfinished. This was part of repair invoice from Nov. last year where Alfred a "Your Mechanic" then did not finish the job (same nut). What makes this worse is that I started using "Your Mechanic" Sept. 18 2015 to fix my A/C which required a new compressor and serpentine belt. That job was completed by Chet. But now less than a year later my A/C is not working.

on September 11

Richard is awesome. I'll request him every time!

on June 28

He was great. Very friendly. Explained everything so that I could understand.

on September 10

Very sharp & knowledgeably,thanks Jim.

on July 27

Prompt, courteous and took time to explain things.

on July 29

Very professional, on time and courteous

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