Russell

20 years of experience
Portland, OR

I have almost 20 years of experience in the automotive industry and have a vast range of knowledge about new and old cars. I've worked in battery and electric shops, managed a starter alternator shop, and built dump trucks. From oil changes to diagnosing electrical problems, I approach all jobs with a great attitude and the goal of getting it done right the first time!

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on January 23

Russ showed up early and got the work done very quickly and professionally. During his inspection, he also found a few things that need fixing that the dealership failed to see or maybe did not even check!


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Ford F-150
on January 20

Russ showed up early, worked hard, and fixed my thermostat issue despite having to re-install it several times to correct a leak. He obviously knew what he was doing, and the charge was as quoted despite the job taking longer than expected. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him agaim.


on January 21

This was my first experience with yourmechanic.com and I must say it was a surprising experience. Russell was courteous, friendly, and knowledgeable. He made the experience much more bearable than dealing with a repair shop.


on January 14

Russell was very thorough with his diagnosis of my check engine light. His knowledge showed with his explanations of the possible issues while resolving the problem.


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Ford Explorer
on January 08

Super nice guy, super knowledgeable, fixed the problem in a timely fashion. The best part is that he fixed my car in MY driveway! I didn't have to go anywhere! He fixed my power window that was stuck in the down position (of course!) in the freezing cold! Didn't seem to phase him a bit. So convenient, will definitely use Russell again.


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Dodge Dakota
on January 01

showed up and worked in freezing weather to replace my thermostat. although we found out that was not the problem, it was my diagnosis to do it. did good job cleaned up and am happy with service.


on January 05

I was very happy with Russell. Even though there were a few complications he followed through and got my car running! I will defiantly use him from now on.


on December 30

RUSSEL WAS AN OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL! HE REALLY IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, AND HE HELPED ME MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS FOR FIXING MY CAR'S BRAKES. I REALLY APPRECIATED HIS GENUINE CARE IN WHAT HE WAS DOING. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE! I WILL USE HIM AGAIN, AND I WILL RECOMMEND YOUR COMPANY AND RUSSELL TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THANKS AGAIN.


on January 14

Nice guy, professional, very knowledgeable. Figured out what was wrong and gave me a good estimate. I would definitely use you guys again.


on December 27

Russell is a really GREAT and KNOWLEDGEABLE guy!! He went the extra everything to solve the issue. We were so impressed with the service and kindness we received from Russell. Highly recommend him and he would get 10 stars from my husband and myself.


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Dodge Dakota
on December 31

He was great. Very knowledgeable. Went above and beyond to get our vehicle back on the road. Will definitely use his services in the future.


on December 25

Great. He had to get a new part because the replacement broke but he worked non stop to fix the problem and got it down that very same day. Highly professional.


on December 09

Very prompt. Went out of his way to fix my cars problem in the snow and heavy winds. Didn't give up until the job was done despite pitfalls and frozen hands. Stellar!


on November 29

He was amazing. Came back the same day but the part I ordered did not come in, so he came back on Monday. Very nice guy, very personable and very very very good!


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Acura MDX
on January 20

Thank you I will always recommend Russell he's straight forward and honestly and is very quickly with his work.


on November 18

Russell was thorough, professional and personable and explained everything he was doing. Russell is a breath of fresh air. I have dealt with mechanics in the past. He is top notch and he can continue working on any of my cars in the future.


on December 22

Really nice guy who definitely knows his stuff. Thanks for the inspection Russell, I'll be sure to recommend you to my friends.


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Chevrolet C20
on November 08

In the printing trade, there are press operators and there are pressmen, in other words, people who know where the buttons are and people who know how they work and how to fix them. If Russ was a printer, he would be a five star pressman. Our initial request was for him to replace the water pump on an old, barely working '85 Chev truck. By the time he was done, it sounded and drove like new. When the truck wouldn't start, the computer said the starter wasn't working, when he took it off, he could see that it was working OK and put it back on. He determined that the battery was the culprit and got a replacement. Shazam, the truck came back to life. When you find a mechanic that honest, that upstanding, that reliable and that hard working, you don't want to ever let him go.


on November 03

Russell was prompt, knowledgeable, courteous. Before he did any of the work needed to do he explained it thoroughly, When the work was complete he made sure he had done exactly what was needed, I will 100% call on Russell for all my car repairs and tell all my friends to do the same.


on November 20

Russell gave great service. He was early for the appointment and actually cares about the safety and condition of the car. Will use again.


on May 19

Russell was awesome! showed up on time if not earlier, it looked a bit frustrating taking the wiper motor out but he kept his cool and fixed the issue. there is a couple more issues with my truck so i will definitely be calling yourmechanic again soon.Thank you Russell.


on May 19

Russell was great he came and fixed my car. He also checked out my car and gave me knowledgeable info on my needed repairs. It was a non pressure info on needed repairs and fixes he did I would certainly have him back again when needed.


on August 29

I was quite impressed with the service, Russell provided. Based on his suggestions. We scheduled appointment. The following week to wrap up all of our preventative maintenance issues. We fully intend to use "Your Mechanic"in the future. Bart Langley


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Toyota Yaris
on October 05

Russell was amazing! He arrived promptly, was very courteous and explanatory about everything he did with our car, and walked us through the process of what was going on. We really felt like he kept us in the loop on everything, and even gave us some tips on other things to do with our car to keep it perfectly! We will definitely be having Russell again for any and all mechanical needs...and we recommend you do, too!


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  • Brake safety inspection

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Saturn L200
on October 07

Russell has been out to my home four times now within the last couple of weeks to fix things that keep breaking on my vehicle. I really appreciate his willingness to show me what's wrong with the parts and I also appreciate that he is always trying to make sure I get the best deal on my repair. I'll definitely be calling Russell again when I need a mechanic.


on October 11

This review is for Russell - but first it showed Bradley then Chad for name? My car had a starter problem and by calling my mechanic to come over to fix it saved me the trouble of spending money towing it. Russell was knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. He fixed my car within a pretty short time. The only thing I'm concerned with is the re manufactured starter Russell got from O'Reilly Auto Parts. By calling O'Reilly, they told me the remanufactured part is whole-life warranty, but since the account is under Russell's name, I just wonder if later on my starter has a problem how would I get another starter without any cost. The company should think about this for the customer.


on October 18

Russell called and asked if would be okay and arrived early. He quickly diagnosed a complex starter issue. He obviously has a great working knowledge and explained all the details as he went along. The repair was complicated by the shoddy quality of workmanship from a previous repair. Russell had to repair the previous repair and replace the starter as well. I am very impressed with Russel and Your Mechanic service. I highly recommend Russell and Your Mechanic. Speedy, fair priced quality work, by an honest company and an honest and capable mechanic! What more could we want? Thank you Russell!


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  • Other Inspections

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Cadillac CTS
on October 17

Showed up on time was friendly, gave me some nice suggestions on what I could get done for my car. Overall a nice experience for my first time using Your Mechanic


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  • Other Inspections

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Kia Sedona
on October 18

Russell called me when he was on his way, showed up on time and with the right parts. He then proceeded to repair my car, explaining what he was doing and got me back on the road in way less time than I ever could have anticipated. He was very courteous and knowledgeable. I don't think I really could not have asked for more. I would recommend him and I would certainly request him again the next time I need car care. Thank you again Russell!


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  • Other Inspections

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Toyota Corolla
on October 19

Very knowledgeable person. Answered my questions, saved me money, and is friendly. I highly recommend Russell if you want an honest and experienced mechanic.


Rating summary
5 star
285
4 star
22
3 star
7
2 star
4
1 star
4
How people describe Russell

Friendly

(242)

Professional

(231)

Competent

(204)

Courteous

(194)

Goes above and beyond

(203)

Expert

(158)

Knowledgeable

(211)

Timely

(152)

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Spoken languages
English

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