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Jay

35 years of experience
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Jay
35 years of experience
Great ... Will use again
Jay is most definitely a very experienced professional..!!

Robert

25 years of experience
43 reviews
Robert
25 years of experience
Good

Luis

20 years of experience
46 reviews
Luis
20 years of experience
He was on time, friendly and very knowledgeable. He let me know what he was doing every step of the way, and was able to detect the issue in a matter of minutes and fixed it on site.

Rodney

34 years of experience
384 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
Very dependable and showed up 10 minutes early. He followed the proper procedure to diagnose my car and was very knowledgeable with his 27 years of experience working on cars. I wouldn't want any other mechanic working on my car than Rodney!

Blissel

2 years of experience
38 reviews
Blissel
2 years of experience
Absolutely a great experience ! Very nice and profesional and got me going quickly. I was impressed.

Jose

13 years of experience
248 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
On time and knows alot about his cars

Kevo

310 years of experience
189 reviews
Kevo
310 years of experience
I was highly impressed. He found the problem quickly and even went and got the part and fixed it right up. Very happy.

Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Great man and conversant with his work. Able to diagnose the car fast.

Travis

10 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
This guy was great! He was flexible with my schedule, transparent in his business and did fantastic work on my vehicle. I would only want him to come by in the future, this was a great experience.

Ricardo

12 years of experience
337 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and a mechanic I will request in the future.

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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