YourMechanic provides car repair, maintenance, and diagnostics at the convenience of your home or office. Our expert, highly rated mechanics provide services in over 700 U.S. cities.
The service is not only convenient, it’s also more affordable. Since our mechanics are mobile, we have significantly lower overhead costs compared to auto shops. And as a national brand, we are able to negotiate better prices from auto parts vendors. We pass these savings on to you, with prices that are on average 30% less than local repair shops.
Through our website and mobile app, you can request quotes, book services, and access advice from expert mechanics. With your free online account, you can also view the maintenance schedule and track the service history of your car.
Yes! All maintenance and basic repairs can be done right in your driveway. Our certified mobile mechanics carry all the tools, scanners and lifts to do most repairs at your home or office. We service several thousand cars every month, from simple jobs such as oil changes and replacing brakes to more complex repairs like replacing timing belts. As long as you have a driveway, parking lot or garage, you can use this extremely convenient service.
Our mobile mechanics currently offer over 500 services, including brakes, belts, hoses, fluids, lights, sensors, check engine lights, no-start inspections, leaks, and much more. You can see the full list of services here:www.yourmechanic.com/services.
Our mechanics come to you and provide services at the convenience of your home or office. We do not have a shop location where you can bring your car.
YourMechanic currently serves over 700 cities. We are opening new cities every month. See the full list of cities here:www.yourmechanic.com/city.
If you have extended warranty, we can work with your warranty provider. We currently do not work with OEM and do not offer any OE warranty services. We also do not provide any collision related repairs.
Our office is open 7 days a week from 7am to 5pm PST. Our mechanics set their own hours, but in most of our service areas, mechanics are available from 7am to 9pm, 7 days a week.
You can request an estimate online by selecting your location, car and services. In most cases, we will give you a price instantly. You will see the breakdown of labor fees and parts costs. There will never be any surprises or hidden costs. If an instant price is not available, we will send you a quote within 24 hours, usually sooner.
All of our pricing is determined by our Fair Price Calculator, which is based on decades' worth of car repair information and the industry standard labor guide. Our parts pricing is based directly on our wholesalers' prices. Our online pricing system is fair and impartial; we give you a transparent price.
Sample fair price calculation:
We don’t charge for our services based on time. We give you a fair and transparent labor price quote, and you pay the same price whether it takes less or more time for the mechanic to complete the service. We calculate the price based on an estimated time and we apply a labor rate that varies by city -- it can be anywhere between $60 - $90 depending on where you live.
As a network of mobile mechanics, we don’t have overhead costs like shops and dealers. As a national brand, we are able to negotiate better pricing from parts vendors than independent local garages. For most services, we offer average savings of 30% compared to local shops. The bigger the service, the more you save. For smaller services (e.g., oil changes), the cost may be slightly higher than local shops because mechanics must earn a minimum amount to justify the cost of traveling to you. If you value your time, the convenience of a mechanic coming to you may easily justify spending a little more than local shops on those smaller services. And of course, you will always get a fair and transparent price before you book a service.
No. We don’t charge a drive fee or convenience fee.
You may cancel your appointment for no charge at any time more than 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the appointment. If you cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled start time, YourMechanic will charge your credit card a $25 cancellation fee.
Our mechanics do not expect a tip of any kind. Instead of leaving a tip, please recommend the mechanic to all your friends. You may also want write a review on their profile and rate us on Yelp. Our mechanics get a higher pay from us if they have higher ratings on their profile and Yelp.
You’re always in control. If our mechanic finds your car doesn’t need all the services you requested, we’ll remove those unneeded services and lower your bill, right on the spot. If your car needs additional repair services, our mechanic will provide you with an itemized list of what you need. You can decide to accept or decline those additional services.
Yes. We charge a diagnostic fee to come to you and diagnose your car. This fee covers the inspection and diagnostic time and cost of driving to you. The fee varies from $60-$90 depending on the city you live in.
If your car has a problem, you can book a mechanic to perform a diagnostic. A mechanic will come to your location and inspect your car. Our mechanics go through a step-by-step process to rule out or confirm any part(s) failures. Diagnosing a problem is a process. Sometimes the only way to prove that a part is defective is to replace it and recheck the car. Your mechanic will diagnose the car and then provide preliminary recommendations and repair estimates, based on their visual inspection and any tests performed. The inspection report may include photos, test results, audio notes, recommended services, and a service estimate (if applicable).
We currently charge an inspection fee, but we will credit that fee towards the repair. If you complete a diagnostic inspection and book the repair with us, we will apply the inspection fee you paid as a credit on the repair bill.
You can book an appointment for a mechanic to come out to you and inspect your car. They will provide their inspection report and recommend services that your car needs.
You can book an appointment online by selecting your location, car and services. In most cases, we will give you a price instantly. You will see the breakdown of labor fees and parts cost. You will also see the list of available times. To book an appointment, simply select a time that works for you and provide your location and payment information. We do not bill your card until the service is complete.
Your credit card is not billed until the mechanic has performed all the services. However, a valid credit card is required to hold your appointment and to verify that the appointment request is legitimate. This prevents people from making fictitious appointments and ensures that mechanics are not wasting their time driving around. We use bank-level security and all your data is passed over a secured 256-bit encrypted connection.
You can choose the same mechanic if you have used the service before. If you are a new customer, we assign you a mechanic who is qualified to work on your car.
We have mechanics available 7 days a week from 7am to 9pm. Depending on the availability of parts, we are usually able to provide services the same day or next day, though the mechanics tend to get booked rather quickly. You can see mechanics' availability after you request a quote.
To avoid a cancellation fee of $25, we request that you give us at least 24 hours of notice. You can cancel your appointment using your online account, mobile app, or by calling us at 1-800-701-6230.
You can reschedule your appointment using your online account, mobile app, or by calling us at 1-800-701-6230.
Please remember to allow 60 minutes for your mechanic to arrive. Sometimes mechanics get caught in traffic or a previous job takes longer than expected. We do apologize if this is the case. If you have not heard from your mechanic by your appointment time, please give us a call at 800-701-6230 and we will work to resolve the issue. If you need to reschedule, we will take care of this for you as well.
The parts team at YourMechanic has gone through a rigorous filtering process to select the brands that are best suited for your car. Our parts catalog has a list of approved brands for each type of car and each type of part. We take pride in having a network of mechanics that uses high-quality parts. Whenever possible, the parts used are OE parts or aftermarket parts that meet or exceed OEM service specifications. When reviewing your quote, you will see the brands of the parts. Each part is clearly marked as OE, OE equivalent or aftermarket.
We don’t engage in the business of supplying or installing used parts. Only in very rare cases do the mechanics in our network ever use remanufactured parts -- usually in older cars where the parts manufacturers have discontinued the production of new parts. In those rare cases, the parts will be clearly marked as “remanufactured” on your quote.
We apologize, but we don’t engage in the business of sourcing parts from junkyards or auto-recyclers. In most cases, we prefer not to install parts that are used or sourced from junkyards due to liability issues.
We buy parts from several vendors -- from local vendors to wholesale suppliers across the nation, allowing you to receive high-quality parts at reasonable prices. Currently there are over 100 warehouses nationwide that ship parts directly to our mechanics. Whenever possible, we prefer OEM (original equipment manufacturer) or OE-equivalent parts, and we think they’re better for your car. We also offer high-quality aftermarket parts, often from the same manufacturer as the original parts.
Yes, you are welcome to buy your own parts and book one of our mechanics to install them. When reviewing your quote online, open the “price breakdown” tab, and click on “parts options.” From there, you can choose to remove all the parts from your quote. Please note: when you provide your own parts, our service warranty is voided.
We require a credit card to book an appointment, but we will only process the payment after the work is done. If you need to change the credit card number, you can give the mechanic a different card.
We will email you a copy of the receipt and service report after the mechanic has finished working on your car. You can access your receipt any time through your online account.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-701-6230. Please provide your account information (phone number or email) when you contact us.
We apologize, but we do not accept checks.
Not quite yet, but we hope to offer it soon.
YourMechanic is a network of expert mobile mechanics. Independent mechanics apply to join our network. Every mechanic goes through an extensive screening process that includes background, criminal, and reference checks. Once approved, mechanics are booked for jobs through YourMechanic.
Your service agreement is with YourMechanic, not the individual mechanic. Although you are provided the service by the mechanics in our network, we stand behind the service with our 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty.
Mechanics are screened through a two step process:
Step 1: We perform a background check, skills check, and one-on-one interview with the mechanic. About 5-10% of the mechanics who apply are approved.
Step 2: If the mechanic passes the screening process, we allow them to accept jobs from customers. Mechanics are rated by car owners after every job, and they have to a maintain a score of at least 4 out of 5 to continue to be part of our network.
Most of our mechanics are certified by ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence). Some of our mechanics are certified by similar organizations and/or have dealer or factory training. You can see mechanics’ certifications on their profile online, which is accessible during the booking process. You can also review their experience, work history, jobs completed for other car owners, fees paid by other car owners, and real customers’ ratings and reviews. We take pride in being totally transparent.
Our system matches you only with a mechanic who is qualified to work on your car. Many of our mechanics have dealer or factory training with certain brands. Some of them have years of experience working on certain types of cars (e.g. German cars, domestic cars, etc). You can see their particular strengths and expertise on their profiles, as well as reviews from previous customers who own the same make of car as yours.
We stand behind the workmanship and parts provided by mechanics on our platform. Every service booked through YourMechanic comes with our 12-month / 12,000-mile (whichever comes first) warranty, measured from the date the services are provided and the odometer reading shown on the applicable invoice. You can read the entire warranty document here and the customer agreement here.
To inquire about obtaining service under this Limited Warranty (if applicable), email us at email@example.com or call us at 1-800-701-6230 within the Warranty Period. When contacting us, please describe the nature of the problem and provide the email or phone number you used to request the service.
Yes. YourMechanic carries commercial general liability insurance for services performed by the mechanics in our network.