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Tien

21 years of experience
892 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien was so helpful ~ He arrived early for a diagnostic and was able to do the fix on the spot because I had the parts on hand. He was kind, informative, and fast. Thanks, Tien!
Tien arrived on time and quickly got to work diagnosing the problem of my no start. He checked the electrical system (battery, spark plugs, fuses, etc.) as well as the fuel components (fuel injection, etc.) and found that the fuel pump was not working for some reason. He recommended that I get the fuel pump replaced and this should start up the car. His diagnosis was right on the money as I had the fuel pump replaced by him in a later appt. a few weeks later. Would highly recommend Tien for any job!

Carl

29 years of experience
26 reviews
Carl
29 years of experience
CARL WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND HELPED ME TO UNDERSTAND MY MECHANICAL PROBLEMS. VERY EFFICIENT AND FRIENDLY.

David

14 years of experience
594 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Great and knowledgeable

Travis

10 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
Travis is great, he checked everything then explained it to me, I will only use YourMechanic for all car repairs, it's much cheaper than shops and no need for tow truck , Thanks Travis !

Justin

18 years of experience
70 reviews
Justin
18 years of experience
Justin was on time, friendly and completed the repair.

Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
First time using this service and it was great! Danny was great, the weather was not the best but he still gave 100% and restored my car back to a function state. Super appreciated!

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Emmette was fantastic. Very professional, polite, knowledgable.

Clifton

28 years of experience
195 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
Found the problem fast.

Michael

23 years of experience
198 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Mike was great. He arrived early and completed the service in a timely fashion. I will be using him again

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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