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Rigoberto

9 years of experience
699 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Rigoberto was FANTASTIC. This is the first time I used this service and he was both pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable. He explained everything he did to my car. I felt bad that the weather was so cold but he handled it like a professional. If I'm ever in need again of services I will definitely use it and ask for him. I will also refer other family and friends to your services. Thank you.
He was very informative and knowledgeable

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Excellent service
He showed up a few minutes early but waited for me to get there with a cheerful attitude. Very nice guy and very professional.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Thanks for the diagnosis. We are applying your recommendations and hope to see positive rests soon.

Sergio

8 years of experience
203 reviews
Sergio
8 years of experience
Sergio used several diagnoses methods to make sure we knew what the issues are. He gave me choices and we talked about pricing. I feel he's an honest mechanic.

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Steve was very thorough with the very simple diagnosis of my car. On time, friendly. Thank you so much for the no stress experience.

Joe

13 years of experience
355 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
He was very knowledgeable. Very helpful.

Sergey

7 years of experience
28 reviews
Sergey
7 years of experience
Very professional. He checked everything that I thought was the problem.

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was prompt, nice and courteous. He explained what he was doing and looking for. He did research to make sure he was giving me the correct information. Peter was kind enough to tell me what an auto repair shop might do and say to get additional money. However, my car is old with over 200,000 miles and I do not want to put alot of money into it. Peter is a gem. Don't lose him.

Bradley

15 years of experience
7 reviews
Bradley
15 years of experience
Brad was right on time and very friendly. He finished the inspection in less than an hour and gave a detailed description of the problem.

Oscar

22 years of experience
72 reviews
Oscar
22 years of experience
Very satisfied with Oscar

Car is not starting Inspection Service

A car that fails to start is a rare occurrence in this age of greatly improved efficiency and reliability. But it still happens occasionally, and the advanced electronic technologies that have made cars better have also made the job of roadside diagnosis difficult, if not impossible, for even reasonably handy owners. One of our expert mobile mechanics can provide an expeditious diagnosis and provide a quote for any necessary repairs.

Common reasons for this to happen:

If the engine cranks, but the car doesn't start:

  • Bad fuel pump: A faulty fuel pump won't deliver fuel to the engine, even if you've just filled up.

  • Bad spark plugs: Without hot sparks to ignite the fuel charge in each cylinder, there is no combustion and no expansion of the burning mixture. Thus, the engine will not start.

  • Bad timing belt: If the timing belt stretches or breaks, the engine will not run. Moreover, continuing to crank the engine may bring the valves into contact with the piston, causing serious engine damage.

  • Bad ignition coil: Without a functional coil to step up the voltage, there can be no spark. No spark means no start.

  • Faulty cam or crank sensor: If the sensors are faulty they will either provide no information to the ignition system, or will provide incorrect data. Either way, the engine will not fire.

If nothing happens after you turn the key:

  • Bad battery or terminals: Batteries have a finite lifespan, and terminals can loosen or corrode.

  • Bad starter: This should be obvious from the response to the key. If nothing happens at all when you turn the key, the starter may have reached the end of its life.

  • Ignition problem: This could be due to faulty contacts in the ignition switch, or in the wiring.

If there is a grinding noise when you turn the key:

  • Starter is bad: Do not persist in cranking the engine.

What to expect:

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

How it's done:

The mechanic will check the ignition system, fuel system, and charging system, and then look for any mechanical damage. The mechanic may also try an alternative fuel source, like a quick shot of brake or carburetor cleaner into the throttle body, or a quick shot of liquid fuel via a vacuum line. If the car starts momentarily and then dies, that indicates that you have a fuel delivery issue.

How important is this service?

It goes without saying that a non-starting car is an important issue to address. Do not ignore or abandon the car if it’s not starting; this is an issue that should be dealt with promptly. Book a mechanic to perform a thorough inspection as soon as possible.

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