21 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 October 08

Russell was flexible with plans not yet set in stone until everyone was accounted for and could make suggestions. After that, he pulled out his equipment and got to work. He did not mind answering my questions as he worked, and was able to give me a detailed account as to what was good and what was bad when he was finished. I could not have been happier with the level of service Russell provided.

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.

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

on September 03

Not only did he show up on time, but finished the repairs faster than normal and fixed a couple extra things on top of it (flat tire, missing oil cap), and also diagnosed my vehicle to give me a rundown of what repairs and maintenance should be done next. Above and beyond!



Dodge Dakota

on September 04

Russell went above and beyond what I thought a mobile mechanic would offer. The starter was a little bit of a struggle but he got it done. Super friendly and just talked to me the whole time. If I ever need another mechanic to help me I will be calling Russell 100%.



Nissan 370Z

on September 27

My best friend Austin had Russ replace his brakes on his Toyota Corolla and had a good experience. I decided to give YourMechanic a try and was happy to get the same mechanic. Russ did an excellent job. He was very informative about the whole process, took off unnecessary parts/labor I did not need, and got everything done in a timely fashion. Overall, Russ made my first experience with YourMechanic very positive. Thanks Russ!



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!



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!

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.


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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.


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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

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.

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.

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 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 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.


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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 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!

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 December 06

I realize now that I never gave a review for Russell for this transaction. I'm really angry with myself that I didn't follow through, because he did. So this much belated recommendation should be titled, "Russell Works."


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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 February 10

Incorrect Service comment as shown on work order. I am a 73 year old man who has owned in an adult life time 15 makes of vehicles, seven of which have been purchased new. My last three have been Ford Explorers, inclusive of the 2004 that Russell worked on today. Your Mechanic can feel very fortunate to have Russell as part of your task force. His knowledge and ability and moreover is ability, knowledge, and professional manner to diagnosis mechanically is top notch. Thank you Russell for your time spent on my Ford Explorer today!!

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.

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