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Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Arrived promptly, determined the problem quickly, and was very friendly!
Very professional, polite and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend!

Dellano

16 years of experience
365 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
This is the second time I have used Dellano and he was excellent.
Great service. Will recommend. Thanks

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Excellent service

Deane

9 years of experience
267 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
He was on time and found the issue quickly. Great service
thanks!

MARK

27 years of experience
18 reviews
MARK
27 years of experience
Very nice and smart mechanic would recommend for other users!

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience

Robert

40 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
Robert was awesome! He figured out what my car needed to start. This is way better than towing your car to a shop and get ripped off.

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
CHRIS WAS AWESOME, PROFESSIONAL AND DIAGNOSED IT IN JUST A FEW MINUTES. Thank you!

Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. He knows his stuff and I felt very confident with his diagnosis and recommendation. Id definitely refer him.

Justin

18 years of experience
42 reviews
Justin
18 years of experience
Very professional. Honest I am a single mom on a budget and he did not try and take advantage of that as some have in the past. If anything else goes wrong with my cars Justin will be the first one I call

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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