Whitney

35 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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Honda Odyssey
on December 03

This is the first time i do the repair with Whitney, he is very good mechanic, and very open with customer, he show customer everything he working on, and he checking on the car to see it anything els need to fixed, overall he is a good mechanic, i would tell all my friend when ever they need a service for there car.


on July 05

Very reliable and trust worthy! I originally requested a Front and Rear Struts assembly (damn Firestone courtesy check ups!) which would have cost me $1,100. But Whitney did a quick inspection of my car and recommended me to not replace the fronts. $$$ saved: $600!! Never going back to Firestone again.


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Hyundai Sonata
on July 02

I am more than happy with the service provided by Whitney and would recommend him to everyone. He replaced the alternator on my 2004 Hyundai Sonata which is a bit more difficult than your typical alternator replacement. While doing the work he commented on his observations of the general condition of the car and made recommendations. He was very friendly and courteous and instilled confidence in me as to regards to his skills and workmanship. I would 100% recommend Whitney to all my friends.


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Ford Taurus
on June 15

Whitney was the answer to a prayer! I'm so glad I followed my intuition when I picked him from the available mechanics (admittedly, the 200+ near-unanimous reviews were pretty compelling). When he finally left my elderly parents' home after going way out of his way to get their dormant vehicle up and running (too long a story to recount!), my visiting sister and I felt that we had made a new friend and were privileged to have spent so much time in his company. We even had a group hug when it was time for him to go. When was the last time you wanted to hug anyone at your local garage or service department?


on June 13

Whitney diagnosed my problem really quickly. He took the time to answer the various questions I had, as well as do some additional checks without my prompting. He seemed knowledgable as well.


on May 31

Whitney is awesome. He arrived on time, got right to work immediately. He finished it within an hour and called me promptly and returned the keys and on his way. Very professional and courteous.


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  • Brake fluid

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Honda Odyssey
on June 06

If I could give 11's, I would give them for Whitney. He is professional, friendly, and thorough. I always learn a little bit about my own car when Whitney services it and feel like I am witnessing truly excellent service.


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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.


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.


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.


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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.


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!


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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.


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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 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 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 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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  • spark plug
  • ignition wire
  • +1 more

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Honda Civic
on September 08

Both me and my wife's car have been Whitney's patron for years - there's a reason we keep coming back. This time, we had a bit of wear and tear and a few things needed to be replaced, Whitney fully explaining exactly what caused it and why, and as usual, doing a great job fixing it.


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  • Either electrical/fuse r...
  • Tune-up

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BMW 740i
on September 07

Whitney was excellent! He was on time, very professional, clean, friendly and highly responsive to phone calls from me checking on status. Very skilled, knowledgeable and thorough on the maintenance work performed, the 50-point inspection and overall results report and recommendations. I found him trustworthy and honorable about what the issues were, what was or wasn't required to fix and following up with timely quotes. I have already referred him to several other friends as well as "Your Mechanic" and he just did the work today. You guys are great!


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Honda Accord
on September 06

I liked Whitney's focus on me and my problem rather than the car. He helped me solve my problem in a way that fits my budget and still meets my needs. In general i am very distrustful of car mechanics and that makes me very nervous dealing with them. With Whitney i did not feel any stress and i had a very comfortable experience of him troubleshooting and fixing my car.


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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.


on April 16

This is my second appointment with Whitney, and he definitely takes care of my car very well.. I had to replace my brake pads, and not did he do it, but did a fifty point check, and filled up air, and smoothened the wheels, and now my car is running like a horse with great gas mileage. And all this for free. You never get such a honest and trustworthy mechanic for you


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  • inspection

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Toyota Prius
on September 02

Always, a great mechanic. Whitney is an awesome mechanic with a great eye for detail. He is a great diagnostic technician who is very professional and communicative. He is able to communicate the issues with your car and fix it.


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  • 150,000 Miles Maintenance...
  • Slow Charge the Battery

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Pontiac Aztek
on August 21

Whitney was very thorough. I appreciated that he took time to make sure the rest of my vehicle was sound while he completed the coolant flush. He had several tips for improving the life of my vehicle. His casual suggestions for future service will arrive in a quote.


on August 19

"As always, Whitney, was timely, polite, well mannered - and an Excellent mechanic, my truck is loving it. I also appreciate the status of how my truck is perfoming". Thxs!


on April 21

(This review is related to my other one for my 60K mileage service) This is the 4th or 5th time I've brought my car and my wife's car to Whitney. It's hard to find an honest mechanic that really knows what he's doing. It's really convenient for me because Whitney just shows up at my office and works his skills on the car (he brings all his tools & is fully equipped!), thus I don't have to worry about coordinating with my wife or co-workers to drop me off at a repair shop, pick me up afterwards, hit traffic during rush hour and miss work. And of course, the price point is important: it's way cheaper than taking it to a shop. When my Eclipse hit the 60K+ mile mark, I needed service. Whitney inspected it and told me what needed to be changed, and also told me what wasn't necessary. Then he did all the work in at my office's parking lot. I highly recommend Whitney to all my friends and family.


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Mitsubishi Eclipse
on April 21

This is the 4th or 5th time I've brought my car and my wife's car to Whitney. It's hard to find an honest mechanic that really knows what he's doing. It's really convenient for me because Whitney just shows up at my office and works his skills on the car (he brings all his tools & is fully equipped!), thus I don't have to worry about coordinating with my wife or co-workers to drop me off at a repair shop, pick me up afterwards, hit traffic during rush hour and miss work. And of course, the price point is important: it's way cheaper than taking it to a shop. When my Eclipse hit the 60K+ mile mark, I needed service. Whitney inspected it and told me what needed to be changed, and also told me what wasn't necessary. Then he did all the work in at my office's parking lot. I highly recommend Whitney to all my friends and family.


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  • Diesel fuel in gas engine...

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Honda Accord
on August 14

Very professional. I accidentally put diesel fuel in a gas engine without realizing it and drove for another 25mins and typically the engine has no hope at this moment. Whitney quickly identified the problem and told me not to try to start it again to save further loss. Later he came back and drained the fuel out, and the engine amazingly started again. You may say it is by luck but it is definitely Whitney's professional approach that helped me prevent any further losses.


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Volvo S70
on August 11

I have recommended this technician just a day after service; because I was very satisfied with the ethic, professionalism, and standard of operation. Mr. Whitney is very competent, and a good communicator. In my opinion-he takes pride in his workmanship; and I am very satisfied with overall operation of his workmanship and "YourMechanic.com". In addition, it is my hope that the company will continue its trend of trustworthiness and truthfulness as displayed by Mr. Whitney.


Rating summary
5 star
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How people describe Whitney

Friendly

(86)

Professional

(93)

Competent

(79)

Courteous

(67)

Goes above and beyond

(59)

Knowledgeable

(83)

Expert

(69)

Timely

(67)

This mechanic is fully background checked and approved.


Spoken languages
English

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com