Whitney

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

I've been working on cars for over 25 years. I started my first car repair business 15 years ago in Philadelphia and now enjoy working as a mobile mechanic in the beautiful Bay Area. I work on all makes and models and I'd be happy to help with any car problem you're experiencing.

Whitney is currently not taking new appointments.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee
on March 31

Punctual (early, even) and completed a thorough pre-purchase inspection in the allotted time (even identified my concerns without prompting). Highly recommended.


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Jeep Cherokee
on March 16

Exceeded Expectations! Whitney is a true professional. His quick assessment & work in fixing my Jeep's leak meant: I didn't have to miss work, tow the car or deal with the usual down time that comes with car repairs. He also answered my questions & pointed out some maintenance issues in an informative & supportive manner. Whitney's Can do attitude, great service, convenience, no down talk or run around, has earned my future business. Thank you Whitney!


on March 17

Came on time and was very professional. 35 years of expertise and experience certain shows. He was quick to finish the job and in a very clean manner and answered all the questions with great detail. I would highly recommend him.


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Jeep Compass
on March 03

It is not every day that you are able to find an honest and thorough mechanic. He is very descriptive, detailed and precise. There is no way I will get my car worked on by anyone else unless of course Whitney is booked. I recommend customers use Whitney to diagnose and fix all their auto needs because I am a very happy customer and I know they will be too.


on March 03

very good whitney is Great!!! solved my pro/blem quickly . I would highly recommend to any body who whats a Machnic who really knows whats he is doing


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Lexus IS300
on September 14

Whitney is a great mechanic. I gotten the diagnostic code from different service. I decided to change out the oxygen sensor as a possible problem. Whitney researched the code and showed me what his reference suggested, which was 3 possible issues. He then he talked me through possible options. However, he let me decide on the solution path that I wanted to take. He was reasonable with his suggestions and seemed genuine in only trying to get me the right solutions to appropriately service my car. I would see him again to follow up on any future issues, and highly recommend him to others.


on October 08

Whitney was professional and timely. He fixed the issue, explained what he was doing and took care of everything fast. I was leaving town early the next morning and really appreciated being able to get my car into the garage and know that it would be in working order when I got back.


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Nissan Sentra
on October 15

Awesome experience, it was my first time encountering an mechanic besides the ones at the dealer. Whitney was very professional and took the time to explain everything and answer all my questions. Whitney also took a step beyond my expectations and raised awareness regarding some issues and alternatives with my best interest in mind.


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Acura RSX
on September 14

Whitney is a top class mechanic. He broke down every detail that I needed and made it all very easy to understand. He felt genuine when recommending potential next steps for my vehicle, and he walked me through all of his work so that I felt comfortable and that he could double check everything. I really appreciated how professional, yet personable Whitney is. I would recommend him to anybody.


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Nissan Xterra
on October 15

I wish I would have crossed paths with Whitney 20 years ago and saved myself the headaches of dealing with other mechanics. I have taken my car in to be serviced for a broken a/c for years and had given up after being taken advantage of FOUR TIMES! I actually decided I would just live without it but I have a baby now and can't subject her to the heat in my car just because I am am tired of dealing with shady mechanics. When Whitney came out to service my car I already had a prognosis and he was there to do the work that it needed--to fix my air compressor for $550. But he decided he would double check to make sure before he got started, and figured out that my compressor wasn't even broken (as the last mechanic insisted). Turns out it was a slow leak and didn't cost me 1/5th of what I was supposed to be charged. But more than saving me money and more headaches, Whitney put my angst at ease. As a single mom, barely making ends meet, life is hard enough. To have someone in a position to easily be able to taken advantage of me, since I know absolutely nothing about mechanics and NEED to have my car for my baby, he could have easily just changed my compressor, and went about his business with me being none the wiser. But instead he showed some pride in his work and his reputation and did the right thing to help us. I will be a client of his moving forward for all of my car's needs.


on November 03

Whitney was awesome! Super informative and knowledgable about everything he was doing. I felt confident With him working on my car and would recommend him to everyone.


on September 02

We hired Whitney for a pre-purchase inspection for a pre-owned Honda CR-V. Whitney came on time and was very thorough. He identified some issues that the dealer from whom we are purchasing, had missed in their 125 point inspection. He was very methodical and tested all important points of failure in the car. The overall process took about an hour and we got a very professional inspection report at the end. We were very satisfied with the job done here, and can now confidently make the purchase decision. Thank you for an excellent job.


on September 01

Personable and friendly individual. I enjoyed talking to Whitney and learning more about my car. I hope to have him as my mechanic in the future again. Thank you for your help Whitney!


on November 06

I have been a dedicated customer with 'Your Mechanic' for a few years. As always, I received a professional and courteous experience from, Whitney. As a grandmother it is important that my vehicle is running well. Suffice as to say, as a woman, it took me more than 15 years to find a honest, trustworthy, mechanic. I have found that in Whitney and in your organization. It is a pleasure doing business with your organization and to refer people. I hope you treat your employees with the same courtesy they have shown us. Thank you for my receipt. Rosanna 11.06.2015


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  • Other Inspections

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Chevrolet Monte Carlo
on September 02

Whitney came in early not sure how early since I had just woken up. Anywho he came for what I initially was supposed to be a power steer pump replacement, since that's what I thought was the problem. Whitney recommended that he should inspect the car first to make sure that was the actual problem. Immediately I was outstanded by how honest that action was. As it turns out my racket and pinion system was faulty and my power steering pressure hose was the problem as well. I was grateful that he took the time to not only help me but also teach me a bit about my car. In the end I was charged for an inspection since he did not have the parts to fix my car. Still I was thoroughly satisfied and I didn't expect such a wonderful experience.


on September 01

Whitney was great. I was getting a new valve cover gasket, and he realized that the shop where I recently had an oil change tightened the oil can too much so that it had been slightly leaking. I appreciated Whitney's explanation and that he fixed the issue as well. He was friendly, professional and very helpful - definitely recommend him!


on August 28

I needed an oil and filer change. Whitney was amazing. He came directly to my office after texting me that he was on his way and another once he arrived....I handed him the car keys...went back to work...then got another text when he was done. So easy, so fast and so well done! I highly recommend Whitney and YourMechanic.com. I like that you can also request a mechanic you feel comfortable with and trust. I need other work done to my car and I will ask for Whitney.


on August 17

He came around 30 earlier than usual but can't complain about that. The appointment was to replace one oxygen sensor but after it was replaced the check engine light was still on. Apparently the other half of the sensor pair at the front (the sensor I known was at front) and since one sensor affects the other... well common sense(?) dictates when one is having problems the other would too. Mr.Otiz explained nicely and I think I was half expecting something to pop up because I wasn't that surprised or upset. I paid more than I planned since two sensors instead of one needed to be replaced but reality is what it is. If I was charged for the sensor readings that would have ticked me off (some mechanics do that) but no such thing has happened and that was good.


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Lincoln LS
on September 06

This is second time that Whitney has worked on our cars. He is very good at what he does. Explains things very well and very professional and friendly person. If we have another problem with our cars he will be the first person who we would call again. Thanks Whitney for all your help and for fixing my Lincoln. Bapsy Vaid.


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Nissan Sentra
on September 25

whitney is great, he could pin point the exact location of trouble,and get it done.he is punctual and very respectful,i wish i had known him all these years,i could have saved tons of money.


on September 22

I appreciate the time attention Whitney gave my car, and I would certainly use him again for servicing my Vehicles. He has a passion for the work that he does. Thanks Whitney


on September 20

Very professional. Identify the problem of my car very well. Changed the parts, I feels like driving a new car now. Very good communication. He understand what I need very well. Price is very reasonable. He also checked battery, engine oil, tire air pressure. Give me further recommdation. Overall, I am very happy his service. I am highly recommend him. Mary J.


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Toyota Camry
on October 08

Whitney took the time to perform thorough diagnostics and provided recommendations. He then implemented the big work of replacing the timing belt and more to our full satisfaction.


on April 24

Whitney was very prompt and professional. He quickly diagnose the problem, provided expert recommendations and now my car is running better than ever. Working with him was the best experience ever.


on February 11

Whitney seems to be very, very knowledgable about cars. He performed the BMW oil change effortlessly, took the time to explain things and when he noticed that my power steering fluid was low, he offered to even go get powersteering fluid. This man is one passionate mechanic who loves, loves his job.


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Audi A4 Quattro
on April 07

In addition to the scheduled works, Whitney took the time listening my concern about oil leak and showed me valve gasket could be the cause. At the same time he found some loose bolts that may also attribute to the leaks. He tightened up the bolts and kindly recommend me continue to observe if situation remains without any hard pressure on me to replace the valve gasket. It's a great car service experience.


on April 16

Whitney was on time, professional, courteous and diligent in his work. While he was recharging my air conditioning system, he noticed a leak in transmission fluid which will be my next order with Yourmechanic.com.


on March 09

Went above and beyond with service! Not only replaced my axles, but gave me advice on needed repairs for my old, high mileage car, gave me an oil top-up and removed some scratches I had on the side. 10/10 would recommend


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Toyota Prius
on March 28

Whitney was great and thorough with replacing my brakes. I wlll definitely recommend him. This is the second time he has worked on my car, so it says a lot about how I feel about him as a mechanic.


on March 22

Whitney is a true professional. Showed up to the appointment at least an hour before the actual scheduled time! Because of this, we were able to start work on my car earlier than expected (which is a good thing). There are still some other things that need to be done with my car, since I didn't want to spend a boat load of money in one sitting. I hope to work with Whitney again, and would highly recommend YourMechanic to my friends and family.


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Janna

San Francisco, CA

Car wouldn't start this morning, on a Sunday. I knew towing would be expensive, so I set up an appointment with YourMechanic online and as luck would have it, got an appointment same day, but not until 7pm. At 5pm, my mechanic David called and asked if it would be ok to come early - of course!

He shows up when he said, was extremely polite, ran the diagnostic and said it was battery.  He then charged it enough to get me one more start so I can get it replaced in the morning. In addition, he told me about what it should cost so I don't overpay at the shop.

Between the $70 diagnostic, and what I'll pay for battery and installation, it'll still be cheaper than having it jumped by the shop and/or towed.

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