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Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
He was prompt, knowledge and courteous.

David

26 years of experience
142 reviews
David
26 years of experience
He just left and will be back Monday to complete the job. He was there 2 minutes and knew what was wrong and within 5 minutes I had a quote and an appointment to have the work done. Great guy!!!!!!!

Anthony

34 years of experience
82 reviews
Anthony
34 years of experience
Timely, knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly.

Robert

34 years of experience
50 reviews
Robert
34 years of experience
Very friendly. Explains everything as he goes. KNOWS what he's doing & that's a huge deal nowadays, especially regarding electronics. I highly recommend Robert for your repair needs :)

Irven

9 years of experience
55 reviews
Irven
9 years of experience
Prompt, professional, and very friendly. Took care of everything I needed and did a great job.

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience

Tony

12 years of experience
121 reviews
Tony
12 years of experience
Friendly and knows what he is doing. He was fast in figuring out the problems with my car. I highly recommend getting Tony to help with your car.

AL

10 years of experience
166 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
Very helpful

Patrick

13 years of experience
395 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
He's good believe me he knows electronic...

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua is an Excellent mechanic. He notified me that he was ahead of schedule and could come by earlier than the original appointment time. He arrived in a clean uniform and was well groomed. He was personable, professional and honest as he diagnosed and resolved the issue in less than an hour. Also, he did not get flustered when my gear-head neighbor stopped by to take a peek under the hood. The truck is back up and running and I am extremely satisfied with his service. I will definitely use Joshua for future service and repair needs.

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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