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Question DetailsAsked on 3/13/2017

need mobil mechanic eastern shore Maryland

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Angies List doesnot have a specific category for this - lumped in with shop[-based mechanics under Auto Service. You could google for local mobile mechanics, then cross-check those hits on Angies List for any ratings and reviews.


Bear in mind, with the electronics and computerized diagnostics and such these days, unless a fully-equipped service van with diagnostic computer and wheel balancer and such (a rarity with mobile mechanics), he may not have the tools to properly do your job. Dead battery, starter replacement, wheel/tire/brakes, fluid changes yeah - but complex engine/transmission work maybe not.


And bear in mind, unless he has the full computer diagnostic computer with built-in service manual library, he is typically not going to have the service manual detailing the exact repair method and disassembly/assembly order and the exact dimensions for gapping and gearlash and such adjustments - so detailed engine or transmission/transfer case/differential work might not be done to spec so might fail quicker.


Also - for any major work - bear in mind the issue of having ti torn apart and laying on your drive for maybe days if a major repair or if parts have to be sent from out of town, and the risk of him not completing the job or not being able to do it but the vehicle being partly torn down and he leaves you stranded. This happens all too often and that exact thing has been brought up in at least two questions on this site - once a guy just said he could not do it and left the car partly disassembled in the drive, another the guy took off on an extended vacation in the middle of the job. With an established mult-mechanic shop that risk is minimal - yes they do occasionally go out of business in the middle of a job, but rarely.


And note also the risk of oil staining on your drive or garage floor - a very common occurrence, and a lot of people are very adverse to this.


My recommendation - if more than a battery swapout, tire change, or similar very simple job - take it to an established repair shop with ASE certified mechanics. If it won't run typically something under $100 for a normal tow if needed - and if a major repair (typically if more than $500-600 range) many repair shops will provide the tow for free.

Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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