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Michael

14 years of experience
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Michael
14 years of experience
Michael was very up-front and informative during the whole thing. I really appreciated how he kept me updated on his way to and during the appointment.
After the last mechanic was a no call, no show, I was hesitant to use yourmechanic.com again but I was in a bind. Michael arrived on time. He thoroughly inspected my vehicle and gave me a thorough explanation of what's going on. He was kind and respectful. I would definitely recommend Michael.

Jay

35 years of experience
707 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jays a great guy definitely knows what hes doing and hes honest which is a rare and awesome thing.
Nice,easy to talk too..

Nicholas

9 years of experience
262 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Great service! Honest person.

Diego

19 years of experience
446 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Diego arrived and quickly went to work, he explained everything he was doing and found out that a wire was attached to the connection informed me of issue and how to correct the problem. Diego was very helpful and informative.

Justin

18 years of experience
70 reviews
Justin
18 years of experience
Very positive. He showed up early, got right to the problem, and clearly discussed causes and solutions.

Albert

11 years of experience
27 reviews
Albert
11 years of experience
HE WAS WELL PREPARED. SO GLAD I DID THIS. I ALMOST GAVE UP ON A PERFECTLY GOOD CAR.

Jonathan

33 years of experience
365 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
I needed a quote for replacement of one of my a/c actuators.

James

19 years of experience
51 reviews
James
19 years of experience
If you drive a German Machine, book him all the time. He has thorough knowledge. In fact, he knows about cars, all makes and models. He's 5 star!!

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
143 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Wasn't home for service but the wife said he was nice and explained everything. Would prefer to have him come back next time.

Timothy

46 years of experience
201 reviews
Timothy
46 years of experience
Had a great diagnostic done with Timothy! Was very helpful and courteous, and showed up early to the appointment as well. Over all great experience, I would definitely book with him next time in the future.

Car is making a noise Inspection Service

Over time, you come to know your car’s standard sounds from driving it on a regular basis. So, when new noises arise, they can be alarming.

Common reasons for this to happen:

The first step in identifying the cause of a noise involves pinpointing its location. Here are the most common and concerning noises that cars make -- along with conditions that often create them -- according to their location within the car.

Under the Hood:

  • Belts and pulleys: If there is a screeching noise with a repetitive tone, it may indicate the serpentine belt is worn or the engine pulley that drives the belt is freezing up. This belt is responsible for providing power to multiple systems in your car, including the air conditioning compressor, alternator, power steering pump, water pump, and radiator fan. Belt noises are usually quickly identified and typically vary with engine speed.

  • Hoses: There are a host of different hoses beneath your hood, which can develop holes or cracks over time and affect your engine’s performance. If you can hear a hissing noise or see coolant beneath the front of your car, a worn hose is the likely culprit. The mechanic will carefully trace any liquids to the source or listen for the escaping of air until they can identify the source of the problem.

  • Internal engine parts: If you hear a tapping or metallic slap, there may be an issue with the way your engine is rotating parts. Possible causes are low motor oil levels or an issue with timing or engine calibration. If you suspect an internal engine noise, it is wise to have the vehicle inspected by one of our expert technicians as soon as possible.

Under the Car:

  • Brakes and wheels: If a high-pitched squealing is present, the brake pads are likely in need of replacement. A deeper growling or grinding noise usually indicates pads that are past due for replacement, and may require more parts and labor than a standard brake job.

  • Exhaust system: When a clanking noise is present beneath your car, or its normal running noise is significantly louder, there is potentially an issue with your exhaust system. The mechanic will review the individual pieces of the system from the tailpipe to the front and check that all clamps are secure with a bit of space from the chassis to identify the source of the noise.

  • Suspension system: This system is made up of many moving parts, bushings, and joints that can produce irregular clunking noises when any part becomes worn. To verify there is an issue with your suspension system, the mechanic will inspect the entirety of the system, which will usually involve lifting the car.

Outside the Car:

  • Aerodynamic interference: Over time, parts on your exterior can loosen or become caked in debris, ultimately resulting in odd noises that often resemble a low rumble or whir. The sound is often intermittent, increasing with speed and sometimes stopping entirely. Frequent culprits are the heat shield and the dust shield, although just about any part of your car’s body could be the cause.

  • Tires: If there is a humming sound that consistently increases with acceleration and stops when your car is not in motion, your tires may be responsible. A quick check of the condition of tread, as well as the tread depth itself, may reveal the issue in short order.

What to expect:

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine the source and cause of the noise, and will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How important is this service?

It depends on the cause of the noise. Given the number of variables outlined above, costs can vary quite a bit. If the oil is dangerously low, for example, that could lead to significant engine damage if not addressed immediately. By taking care of the issue expeditiously, you may save yourself a bundle down the road before whatever is at the root of the sound worsens. Book a mechanic to perform a thorough inspection as soon as possible.

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