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Joe

41 years of experience
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Joe
41 years of experience
Very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Honest about my issues and think he genuinely cares about his customers.

Allen

34 years of experience
431 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Great communication, addressed the problem, explained and identified other problems/possible future problems and solutions. You really feel like he's looking out for you. I've taken my car to Valvoline countless times to get my oil changed and not once did they mention I had a leak or even hint at it when I asked. Overall, the better option.

Andrew

9 years of experience
227 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Andrew quickly identified the problem with my vehicle, and put my mind at ease about several other minor issues that I asked him about.

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
very friendly and professional

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Got me back on the road quickly. He's very knowledgeable and explained alot. I would definitely book again and recommend him.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Wonderful, Knowledgeable service and greatly needed in this high paced life. Cheaper than a garage and more convenient. They come to your house or work. Highly recommended!

Richard

18 years of experience
27 reviews
Richard
18 years of experience
Very profesional. Got straight to the point on what was wrong with my car. And gave a complete inspection fo my car while he was at it. I definetly recomend. Will use services again!

Chuy

12 years of experience
84 reviews
Chuy
12 years of experience
Excellent

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Great!!!

Frank

6 years of experience
98 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
Very nice guy. I will definitely recommend him to anyone.. he was communicative and at the same time good at his job..

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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