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Ben

39 years of experience
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Ben
39 years of experience
Knowledgeable and punctual will definitely use again

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Richard was very punctual and professional! He didn't mind answering questions and he also gave very good advice! I'd recommend him to anyone in my circle.

David

9 years of experience
146 reviews
David
9 years of experience
David Was awesome on initial visit. Looking forward to him completing the work soon.

Christopher

23 years of experience
79 reviews
Christopher
23 years of experience
Very nice Informative. Knew what he was doing. Will ask for him again.

Scott

32 years of experience
339 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott actually showed up early for my appointment. He was very polite, competent and thorough. I liked him so much that i booked him to come replace my fuel pump later this week!

Mahdi

8 years of experience
94 reviews
Mahdi
8 years of experience
Very good experience. On time, knowledgeable and friendly.

Tony

12 years of experience
121 reviews
Tony
12 years of experience
Took care of business and a Great person Tony is the Man!

Carlos

26 years of experience
28 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a mechanic! Carlos worked quickly and efficiently. He did a great job explaining the repair process. He was very respectful and professional. I'll definitely try to book him again in the future.

Ruben

33 years of experience
71 reviews
Ruben
33 years of experience
Very straight forward and respectful

Jonathan

33 years of experience
353 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Very professional.

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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