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Carlos

15 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Great guy knows his stuff
Carlos was very commincative and helpful from the start. He did a thorough check of my car and told me honestly what needed to be serviced and what did not need to be serviced. He got my car started and waited around to make sure that eveything was properly in order.

Justin

6 years of experience
272 reviews
Justin
6 years of experience
Such a great service! From making the appointment to having the problem fixed, it took just 4 hours. A fair price. Justin was 8 mins early, knew exactly what he was about and he was extremely pleasant. I will yrme and Justin again. No hesitation.
Justin was prompt and professional. The issue reported was the car wouldn't start and I asked if maybe just a fuse would resolve the issue. He checked main fuses first and they were okay. Moved on to starter, which was fine. Eventually, came back to check the starter fuse (smaller one), and that was the culprit. Glad it was not complicated, but it could've been resolved within 5 minutes after he started had that fuse been checked at the beginning. All in all, it was a positive experience and will use this service again. Next time, both us will probably start with checking all fuses first!

Christian

10 years of experience
40 reviews
Christian
10 years of experience
Very thorough and honest. Tried everything possible but not able to fix problem.

Bernard

35 years of experience
40 reviews
Bernard
35 years of experience

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Great service!

Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Nice, friendly, and very knowledgeable. He was on time and knew exactly what was wrong as soon as he heard the noise my car was making. I had a sinking suspicion that my motor had gone bye bye, and sure enough, that's what it was.

Robert

21 years of experience
213 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
Very great work

Andy

13 years of experience
12 reviews
Andy
13 years of experience
Andy was great. My '99 Honda Accord wasn't starting so I booked a 9am inspection appointment at my house in San Francisco near Daly City. A few days before my appointment, Andy and I exchanged a few texts to try and troubleshoot the problem. When he arrived he was prepared and ready to go and had the correct part (starter) with him. He's a really nice, friendly guy, fast and efficient, and was able to do the work on my car parked on the sidewalk on a wet rainy day.

Troy

38 years of experience
103 reviews
Troy
38 years of experience
Wonderful experience, very friendly and explained everything in detail. Pleasant.

Patrick

31 years of experience
1019 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
always on time and reliable. Thanks Patrick!

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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