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Matthew

10 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
This is the second time I have had to have Matt come out as always a great mechanic. Would recommend Matt to all in need.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was professional and knowledgeable about my car

Sidney

12 years of experience
63 reviews
Sidney
12 years of experience
diagnosed the issue as was suspected and made recommendations for repair either as DIY or can fix the problem himself if needed at a reasonable price . Friendly and knowledgeable

Milton

35 years of experience
204 reviews
Milton
35 years of experience
Honest and fair mechanic.

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Maxwell did an awesome job. He is very knowledgeable and skilled.

Doug

32 years of experience
139 reviews
Doug
32 years of experience
He was extremely capable. Helped educating me in what was wrong, how to fix, and was knowledgeable in everything I asked. Would highly recommend and will definitely be going back to him with any problems that may happen with mine and my wife’s cars.

Luis

16 years of experience
177 reviews
Luis
16 years of experience
Luis was courteous and knowledgeable. This was my first time working with Your Mechanic and I will definitely engage them again because of my experience with Luis.

Robert

18 years of experience
614 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Great showed up on time really knowledgeable about cars

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Friendly, honest and straightforward with me

Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Augie was great, he turned up on time. He kept me apprised of everything he was doing, and explained everything clearly. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs work done or their car.

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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