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 February 22

Russell was great. He was easy to talk to and very knowledgeable about my car. I would feel comfortable with him doing work for me.


on February 20

Russ was great. Very knowledgeable and honest. I plan to book an appointment with him every time I need an inspection or mechanic. He saved me from buying a car with over $1000 in repairs I had no idea about.


on February 05

I was very pleased with my service. The price and time were both within the amounts that I was quoted for my repair. I had my serpentine belt replaced. My car is now running better than it has in years.


on February 20

This was my first time using this service, and Russell made it easy. He was fast, efficient, and didn't talk to me like I didn't understand.


on February 04

Russell is a great guy, and obviously well experienced. This was my first time using YourMechanic, and I'm sold on the service! So much more convenient than taking it into a shop, and much more economical too.


on February 03

Russell was professional and a no BS mechanic. He exceeded my expectations and went out of his to make sure we had the right fix for the right problem. I will definitely use his services in the future.


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!


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.


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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 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.


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.


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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 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 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.


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.


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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 January 26

My car had a tricky belt replacement and Russell was able to solve it. My car runs great again and I'm very happy with it.


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!


on July 19

Russell was wonderful. Repairs were done quickly and he double and triple checked to make sure everything worked the way it should. He was very easy to talk to and explained everything he was doing, in a way I understood.


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Nissan Altima
on May 03

He was very informational and informed my that the repair another machanic should fixed but did not. I would recommend him to anyone whos in need of sevices. I would use these service again in the future.


on May 28

So helpful! Not only did he change my oil and rotate my tires, he showed me where my airfilter was, and how to change it myself. He was on-time, polite, and overall wonderful to work with!


on July 08

Thank you to Russell for notifying me of a problem that I can now bring to the dealership because my car is still under warranty! If not for him I may have had to pay out of pocket for some serious repairs.


on June 20

An absolutely competent and friendly mechanic! Russ explained everything he did, what he checked and how to solve it. He worked quick and precise. I will not hesitate to contact My Mechanic again to have Russell take a look at any new problem. Great experience and sooo convenient to not have to drive a car somewhere when there's an issue with bad transitioning or unsteady RPM. Thank you!


on July 20

Russell was right on time. He didn't seem to mind me hanging out and observing, while explaining what he was seeing, and he gave me some pointers for keeping my car maintained. I will likely use him when I get ready to make repairs [after I sell my other vehicle]. BTW: I'm annoyed that you do not have a "n/a" for the third question. How do I know he diagnosed/fixed a problem correctly until I get it taken care of [?]


on July 27

I had a pre purchase car inspection done on the car and Russell did a thorough job looking over the car. He found a few small things that needed to be fixed and overall recommended that I buy that car and made me feel confident about my decision.


on August 24

I felt as though Rus was an extremely informative individual -- he allowed me to observe his work and ask questions along the way. Best of all I felt like he was a genuine individual who wasn't trying to up-sell me. I got my brake system replaced for a great deal.


on September 02

Russ was awesome. Did exactly what I needed to have done. Very informative. Some of the best mechanical customer service I've had in a long time. Definitely recommend Russell to anyone in need of mechanical work.


Rating summary
5 star
296
4 star
22
3 star
7
2 star
4
1 star
4
How people describe Russell

Friendly

(252)

Professional

(240)

Competent

(213)

Courteous

(201)

Goes above and beyond

(210)

Expert

(164)

Knowledgeable

(220)

Timely

(155)

This mechanic is fully background checked and approved.


Spoken languages
English

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