Tom

38 years of experience
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

I've been an automotive technician for over 35 years and am ASE certified. I've worked with Audi, Nissan, and Toyota and can work on either foreign or domestic cars. I love to help people and can work on any car. I'm an expert at diagnosing car problems - if you don't know why your Check Engine Light is on or why your car won't start, give me a call and I'd be happy to check it out at your home or office.

Tom is currently not taking new appointments.

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on August 08

Tom was excellent from arriving on time to finding out what was the problem was with my transmission fluid leak. He definitely knew what he was talking about while inspecting and finding the solution. I highly recommend his services as he is very friendly and enjoys conversations with his customers.


on September 13

I got replace ignition coil and spark plug on BMW 328i 2011 model, It was very good experience with Tom, he knows well about BMW and does the job nicely. But on your mechanic did give the $20 credit for the first time use as last time I had just contacted your mechanic.


on July 08

As usual, Tom was professional and very personable. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I will continue to have Tom work on all my cars. I'm very happy with his service!


on April 08

Tom showed up right on time for his scheduled appointment. He's a very pleasant person who has a great respect to autos. I am a very meticulous with my vette and have done most all the work on it myself. Tom did a thorough test on the battery to insure that it was indeed the problem. Once he & I agreed he changed out the battery and made sure everything checked out correctly. Highly recommend his service to anyone!! Thanks Tom


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Pontiac Grand Prix
on December 19

Tom is a very good mechanic Wish there would be more people around like him. He fixed the problem in a very short time. I had this problem before and it took the Pontiac Dealer 4 month to fix it not to mention the cost. Thanks again Tom. Regards Juergen Westerwelle


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Honda Accord
on December 12

Tom is an outstanding mechanic who could diagnose the battery problem quickly and fixed it quickly. He not only fixed it on time, but also recommended all the existing problems quickly. I recommend him


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BMW 325i
on January 11

Very happy with my experience with YourMechanic and my mechanic Tom. The company kept me updated on my appointment and fees and Tom was friendly, did the work professionally and answered all my questions.


on June 17

This is the first time I have used Your Mechanic and I am impressed. Tom had all of the diagnostic tools at hand and quickly found the fault. Repairs and parts were not required, simply a reset. Before he left, he did a thorough once-over of the brake pads, engine compartment, oil level, tire air pressure, and checked for leaks. Tom is a very personable guy...


on December 29

Yourmechanic.com is awesome! It was so simple to get on their website, tell me exactly what I needed done and get an instant quote. I got an excellent price, the mechanic Tom came to my home on time, was very friendly and fixed the window on my BMW. Tom is the best! I will ABSOLUTELY use them again and refer them to everybody I know. I am a very satisfied customer!


on August 15

Tom is very knowledgeable and made things very easy to understand about my vehicle. He is definitely a great mechanic who goes above and beyond the call of duty for his customers. He does really take care of his customers. This is my second appointment with Tom so far and there will be many more to come!


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BMW 325Ci
on December 19

Tom, came to our location and knew immediately what was wrong with the car without using any electronic device. He is amazing I am going to use him to fix the remaining problems with my car. Thanks Tom, Sarita


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  • Lubricate Brake Pads

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Acura MDX
on August 01

Tom is very friendly, knowledgeable, and quickly diagnosed and repaired the problem with my brakes. Would highly recommend him to work on your next service.


on June 08

Tom was very helpful and very knowledgable in VW and made sure that I understood what was going on with my Jetta. I had a lot of annoying questions, but he was pretty patient in hearing me out about my concerns and didn't judge me on the current conditions of my car despite it surviving my college years. He also gave me some advice on how to better care for my car in which I will definitely take! He will probably be my go-to VW guy since I have a second vehicle.


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Nissan Murano
on September 20

Tom arrived on time for the service appointment to service my rear brakes. He was courteous and completed the work efficiently and did an excellent job. He seemed very knowledgeable about auto repairs and seemed to care about the work he did and the satisfaction for his customers.


on September 08

Tom was very thorough and he explains every step of the diagnostic process to me. I don't know much about car but listening to him I can sense that he's very knowledgeable and definitely know what he was doing. Looking forward to get my car fixed this Saturday.


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Mazda RX-8
on August 21

Tom was great. He was on time (even calling ahead to let me know he was on the way), came with all the proper tools to do the inspection he needed to do, double-checked both the battery and the alternator, and my car is now charged up and happy. He was just pleasant to work with, clearly knew what he was doing, and was knowledgeable about the car. I would happily pay for his services again!


on October 02

Tom was amazing! He was honest about everything wrong with my car and provided me with the easiest solution to solve it. He explained everything clearly and helped me out a lot. This was amazing since I don't know much about cars and he made the experience easy and made me feel like I can trust him. This is the best thing ever!


on February 11

I believed I found an honest mechanic. Tom was schedule for full tune up for my car. But when he check and test the car he told me that I don't need to change the spark plug. If you go to other mechanic they don't tell you that, they just change the spark plug to get your money even they know the spark plug still good. But Tom didn't, instead he told me what need to be fix in my car. Wow this days it's hard to find a honest mechanic like Tom. Tom will be my personal mechanic from now on. I save $214.00 due to honest mechanic like Tom.


on June 09

Tom was very professional and courteous. Very satisfied with the service he provided. He has a very good understanding of all the parts in the vehicle. It's a 5/5 for me but with the caveat that goes to a lot of mechanics (including Whitney): They generally assume that the customer doesn't know anything about the working parts in the car, and answer the queries with a defensive, passive-aggressive tone which can be annoying. Perhaps that is result of the customers they meet. I felt that way, and had to stop him by saying that I am a physicist (and have experience working with thermocouples, pumps and other mechanical parts)- which obviously, I don't like to do.


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  • Brake and Inspection Spec...

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Nissan Sentra
on August 14

Arrived on time and completed work within time estimate and well prepared for any unforeseen problems. Tom was very friendly and polite, explaining results of inspection very clearly and any service that would be require later.


on September 03

Convenient, practical advice and good service. A throw back to your neighborhood mechanic before the massive dealer networks. A definite solution to those service items you might consider doing yourself but do not have the time.


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  • Mechanic Consultation

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Mazda 626
on July 29

Let me first start out by saying how surprised I was to discover a service like "Your Mechanic" !.I found "Tom" to be not only very qualified in his diagnostic check of my car's issue but very informative about having me understand the specifics of his assessment.He was professional and personable and very helpful.What a great service and mechanic.I really recommend this service to anyone in need.Thanks very much "your mechanic".I'm a big fan.John Odorisio


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  • UberX Inspection and Oil ...

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Hyundai Sonata
on October 10

Tom was supposed to arrive at 11am but he called me at 10 to let me know that he wasn't feeling well but would be able to come at 1230pm. He did arrive promptly on time and was very friendly and courteous. I would definitely recommend him to others for their Uber inspection.


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  • Oil or Fluid is leaking
  • 50 Point Inspection

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Volkswagen Passat
on April 11

Tom was extremely competent in diagnosing the possible reasons for the leaks. He proved to me several things that were NOT the cause as some other mechanics claimed. And was very honest with his assessments. Looking forward to him taking care of my car from now on.


on July 16

Tom was probably the best mechanic I've ever had. He instantly diagnosed the problem with my vehicle. You can really tell he loves doing what he does. Would definitely recommend!


on July 08

GOLD!!! Tom Gaynor is a man of principle and integrity. He just became the mechanic for our family. Imagine...... honesty in the automotive repair world. Yourmechanic continues to impress. A true Godsend for those of us who are mechanically challenged. Thank you Tom


on June 27

Tom is very professional, very honest, went out of his way to take care of business by making things right for the customer (from what was communicated to the customer from prior conversations with the office), make sure everything is to customer satisfaction. Good, experienced mechanic is not difficult to find, but not a good, experienced AND honest mechanic.


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Infiniti Q45
on October 04

I will definitely use your mechanic again my car was fixed and back on the road in no time. Tom was great, professional, and explained everything to me. Excellent service


on June 26

Tom is excellent. He is able to diagnosis issues in an hour that would take half a day at the shop. He is very good at communicating his diagnosis and recommending exactly what is needed and nothing else.


on August 11

Tom was very professional and thorough with his work. I am very pleased with the work he has done on my car and plan to use his services. I will also recommend his services to colleagues looking for a good mechanic.


Rating summary
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How people describe Tom

Friendly

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Professional

(46)

Competent

(44)

Courteous

(38)

Goes above and beyond

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Expert

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Knowledgeable

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Timely

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Spoken languages
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