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James

29 years of experience
468 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Best mechanic ive ever met so nice and honest did a great job on the car and got it starting again great price i would recommend him to my friends and family
He came prepared and came early. Did a lot of tests and discovered that I needed a fuel pump along with some other repairs.

John

18 years of experience
411 reviews
John
18 years of experience
John was very professional,knowledgeable,and polite spent time to make sure after fixing the problem that there no other issues. Great expirience and. would nothesitate to call on him again if the need arises.
I could tell he's a nice respectable guy, I had a car that would crank but not start. Unfortunately John's diagnosis of a new fuel pump was incorrect and I'm still left with a car that's not running and a question mark and broad array of possible reasons as to why it won't run. I was a bit suspicious after his diagnosis because he automatically assumed it was the fuel pump after narrowing the problem down to a fuel delivery issue, but not doing any type of test to insure that the pump was actually broken or working improperly, so I ended up wasting about $250 on parts and labor with that mess up, not to mention the $70 assessment fee. And not any fault of John's but scheduled an appointment with your mechanic to do the labor for the job and they waited until 30 minutes before appointment to call and tell me they can't do the service in a mobile setting because it would require the use of a lift (which they could have used a jack) and the appointment was booked three days ahead of time so plenty of time was offered to call and inform me instead of waste my time. I will no longer be using the your mechanic services and will just get a tow to a real shop from now on.

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience

Kenny

26 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
26 years of experience

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff was professional and very accurate on his diagnosis

Kris

9 years of experience
10 reviews
Kris
9 years of experience
Kris was outstanding. Started with the basics and worked towards the solution. Very thorough and professional. So glad he was available and was able to fix the problem! Thanks Kris and Your Mechanic for offering this service.

Chris

18 years of experience
379 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Knowledgeable and professional

Philip

16 years of experience
16 reviews
Philip
16 years of experience
Showed up and was very nice about what was going on. Handled the appointment and didn’t give me the run around.

Yoel

7 years of experience
51 reviews
Yoel
7 years of experience
Fast and knowledgeable

Clifton

28 years of experience
40 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
On time, very courteous and knowledgeable. Gave me good advice, and was overall a very good experience.

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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