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 13

Russell is an amazing mechanic and a really cool guy! He is very helpful and friendly and keeps a great professional attitude even when the weather is nasty and problems arise. By far the best mechanic I've ever had!



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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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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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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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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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.

on October 19

Russell was detailed and informative. I appreciated this. It was also appreciated that he maintained a consistent pace to complete his tasks. Didn't rush causing mistakes nor was slow thus wasting time.

on October 20

Russ was my mechanic for an appointment I made for an Oil Change and while he worked on that I expressed some concerns about my car overheating. He listened to my thoughts on what was happening and the research I had done to diagnois the issue. He willingly checked on a few things and validated the source of the problem. Furthermore he bled the air out of my clutch for free. Russ was knowledgeable, efficient and provided excellent service. He provided me with a memorable and positive first impression of himself and Your Mechanic as a company. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an honest mechanic who will do an impeccable job and who will ensure the job is done right the first time.

on October 24

Russ was prompt, friendly, and informative. Very professional. I will definitely request him for future work. I recommend Russ and the "Your Mechanic" service experience without any reservations.

on October 26

I used Russell after a positive reference from my brother, and I couldn't be happier. Russell was amazing. He kept in contact with me about everything he did with my car by telephone because I was out of town. He went above and beyond with all that he did. He will get all of my car service needs from here on out. THANK YOU!

on October 31

My truck was running rough and I needed to figure out what exactly was wrong with it. Russell Gindlesperger made sure to check everything on my truck to find the problem and ended up saving me a bunch of work that other garages said I needed to have done. He made sure that he took the time to double check even after. Thanks for being so honest and hard working. He even squeezed my inspection into his schedule at the last minute.



Ford Ranger
on October 31

I could hear my brakes scraping and discovered Your Mechanic. Luckily, I got Russell Gindlesperger as my mechanic. He was great and quickly changed my brakes, even working in the rain since I didn't have a garage. One of my rotors was tore up and the other was fine, he didn't change something that didn't need done. I appreciate that Russell saved me time and money. Now my brakes are great!

on October 31

Russell Gindlesperger really helped to get my truck running correctly! I have never meet a more honest mechanic who really helped to make sure everything was fixed. I wish I had only been using Rus from Your Mechanic for years.


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Toyota Prius
on November 05

Called ahead and on time. Changed spark plugs and did inspection all in less then one hour. Was professional and verified that I needed a new serpentine belt. Tried to make an appointment for later that day to replace. But called and told me he could not make it that he would fix later this week.

on May 15

Although there was a little confusion regarding appointment times, Russell was able to be flexible with me. He is very thorough and wants to make sure he is diagnosing and treating the right problem. Russell is charismatic and gets the job done. I thought I was going to have to buy a new car before he came along and solved the issue on my old Honda Civic. Great guy, highly recommend him.


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Nissan Pickup
on November 09

If this company is a godsend- which I say it is- then it stands to reason Russell must be an angel. His service went above and beyond the call of duty. Finding an honest mechanic, as we all know, is a crapshoot. You can't go wrong with Russell.

on November 13

After 2 reappointments in afternoons we connected on a Sunday morning. He did call ahead both times saying he is running over. He says he is the only full time mechanic for this company in Portland. Suggest you make appointments in the morning. He is well worth it. He is fast and professional. Will use him 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 November 21

Russ was friendly and thorough in his work. What made him a cut above many other auto repair companies is the fact that he didn't vamboozle me for extra commission purposes, and he addressed and solved a couple important issues beyond the purpose of the visit. Keep on keepin it real, Russ.

on November 24

Russell did another job on my truck. My radiator was corroded and leaking. He changed it out and my water pump, too. Truck feels like it can breathe a lot better now. His work is impeccable, and he stayed true to the quote even though he could have got lots more dough out of me if he wanted to. Can't put a price on that. This service is the greatest.

on November 30

Russell stopped what he was working on in order to come and put on my serpentine belt in the freezing cold but he was quick and accurate in finding the right way to do the work for me. He showed his skills as a mechanic quickly and fixed my car for me in pretty short order. He was very polite, professional and I will ask for him now whenever I have a problem with my car that I can't fix.

on December 09

Appointment was at 9am. He called me a few minutes before 9am telling me it would take 30 minutes before he was there. Arrived at my home at 10am and got right to work. Was done at 11:30am the length of time that was quoted. Very professional and very educated on cars. Showed me other problems that needed to be addressed. Will use him again the future.

on May 23

Russell was a very nice mechanic that works for a not so good company. They say when you get your diagnostic it costs 70.00 that will then be waved apon booking for services with the following quote being for the actual service rendered. When infact, that fee never gets waved. So when you get your quote for how much the actual services cost to get your car fixed , add another 70.00 on top of that quote. I thought Russell was a very nice mechanic and knew exactly what was wrong and worked very hard. Unfortunately, he works for a company that's not so honest in their business practices. Thanks russell!

on December 17

Russell was great! He did a wonderful, fast job even with the crazy rain that was happening. He told me about other items that needed attention. Was very friendly and professional. Would definitely use Russell again!

on December 17

Outstanding service. Russell went out of his way to deliver excellent personalized service. He was honest and fast in his work. Your company is lucky to have him as a representative



Toyota Yaris
on December 18

Russel was timely and professional, as always. Homage sure absolutely everything was just right before he left, and we couldn't ask for more! We will be asking him back again and again. Not to mention, recommending him to all our friends!

on December 19

outstanding service. Friendly and went out of his way to meet our needs. Great rep for your company. Will use your company and Russell in the future and will recommend him and your company to others

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