Russell

19 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 December 08

Very nice guy, super helpful!


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 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.


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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 October 26

As a first time user of YourMechanic, you could not have sent a better mechanic than Russell. Gets the job done quickly, efficiently, and without any of the hassles you would assume from mechanics at a garage. Was very detailed in diagnosing the issues I was having with my car. Stands by his work and really cares about leaving a great impression.


on October 25

Amazing! I literally am so grateful! I will never use a shop again if I don't have to. Russell is experience, fair and over all great service. He fixed my Jeep super fast! I will be booking with this service from now on.


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  • terminal service

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Jeep Cherokee
on October 26

A lifetime customer! I was really worried about trying a " house call " mechanic. Russell is so amazing. I'll never go back to a shop. I can not recommend this service beyond 5 stars! It's definitely a 10 star service!


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  • Car Inspection

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Hyundai Santa Fe
on October 24

Thank you for working so hard to figure out what is wrong with my car and not giving up!! Russell Gindlesperger, the mechanic who worked on my car is friendly, professional, efficient, competent, knowledgeable and above all honest! It's nice to trust a mechanic who stands behind their work. His troubleshooting skills, patience, and experience is greatly appreciated! He doesn't overlook anything. He is meticulous as to how to eliminate both electrical and mechanical parts to get to the root of the problem. He uses current technology well for aiding in the repair and goes above and beyond the call of duty to diagnose the mystery of why my car was not running well. He practically took the whole engine apart to diagnose a complicated and not so obvious issue. He takes the time to explain and show me what he finds, then gives an honest evaluation with no pushy sales pitch. It is obvious that he has integrity and knows what he's doing. I trust Russell to tell me if the car is worth putting any more money into, or if it's not worth fixing. I appreciate that I don't have to worry about him missing something important and only tells me what absolutely needs to be done. I like that he has all the tools and equipment in his truck along with a generator to power any tool or light required to get the job done without having to depend on using the customers electrical outlet. I will continue to use Russell for all my future repairs. The work that I had done on my car and future repairs would have cost hundreds maybe thousands more anywhere else. Thank you for the excellent customer service!


on October 16

It was refreshing to get the courteous and knowledgeable service for may vehicle. I met Russel two weeks earlier on an emergency issue where car broke down in the city. Russel reviewed my vehicle for other issues and provided a quote. I found that the quote was accurate for what needed to be done and was very good price. I was able to shop and buy my own parts and Russel did a wonderful job installing the needed parts for my vehicle. Thank you Russel Best regards Gordon Ayres


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Dodge Dakota
on October 19

Excellent mechanic and diagnostics. Would have him work on any vehicle at any time. Very thorough and meticulous. Honest and very hardworking.


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Ford Contour
on November 05

Fantastic! I'm never going to a shop again and will definitely keep on booking Russell since lots more needs to be done on my car.


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 November 25

He is ontime and always lets us know what we need to do now, and what can wait a little and not impact us. Fantastic!


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Honda Accord
on October 05

First great communication. Arrived early. Got right work. Most importantly didn't try to sell me on services I didn't need or want. I can't tell you how refreshing that is. I would highly recommend his work.


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Toyota RAV4
on October 04

Russell came on a Sunday to fix my car. It needed a part he didn't have and his next available appointment was Wednesday but instead of making me wait 3 days to have my car fixed, he came after hours and worked until after dark to get it done. Then he told me it would only cost me $50, which blew me away. I couldn't believe it.


on October 19

Russell was great he checked everything to find out why the car wouldn't run. He goes the extra mile to help you out. Russell is awesome.


on October 23

I really like him. Looking forward to having him do more of my car needs like repair my air conditioning and replacing my timing belt.


on October 15

work seems fine and took about the allotted time, except one of the ordered parts was not in his pack and he had to cut out to get the part, which took a while. Other than that, the process is smooth and it's really convenient. Russell was professional and personable and very transparent about his work.


on September 22

Russell arrived, introduced himself and asked for an explanation of my problem. He began an assessment and in a short time found a loose terminal on the new starter that I had installed. He quickly removed the starter and I returned it to the parts store for a replacement. While I was gone he continued his appraisal and found a dirty and damaged idler valve. which I was able to purchase while replacing the starter. He noted an antifreeze leak from behind the water pump gasket, which had been eluding me. I was very pleased with his help and he stayed to finish when I asked if he would like to go home and finish later due to the time. Thanks Russell.


on December 06

I was a bit disappointed as a first time customer. Russel arrived at my scheduled appointment time, however was missing some parts that were clearly stated. He asked to come back the following day, and I happily obliged. He apologized and said he had a coupon for "that" but was never reflected in the price. The next day he called me saying he could not get the part, and then resecheduked for the following day. He had to come to my place of work and was late! He took nearly double the allotted time he estimated and I was in turn late for other appointments. After he was finished he called me to say that he had no coolant and I needed to buy some on my own immediately. Also, he forgot to inform me that there was residual coolant and my car might steam. I thought this steam was smoke and began to worry. I wish I could give Russel a higher rating. Other than his lack of time management, he did do an excellent job on the repair, and my car sounds great!


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  • Other Inspections

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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.


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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.


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.


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

Friendly

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Professional

(209)

Competent

(187)

Courteous

(177)

Goes above and beyond

(186)

Expert

(144)

Knowledgeable

(193)

Timely

(137)

This mechanic is fully background checked and approved.


Spoken languages
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