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Hello, my name is Walter. Over the past few months, I have been working on my car. I never used to think much about my car. I would just jump into it and hit the road. Things were fine at first, but soon I realised that things were starting to go wrong. Strange white smoke started to appear from the exhaust. Sometimes when I changed gear, I could hear a strange noise. Foolishly, I ignored all of this until my car broke down. When I got to the auto repair shop the mechanic repaired my car and then gave it a full service. As he did so, I began my auto servicing education.

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What Can a Mobile Mechanic Do?

by Margie White

Taking your vehicle into the shop can be time consuming, but luckily, many companies now offer mobile service. That's where a mechanic comes to your vehicle, rather than you taking your vehicle to the shop.

What can a mechanic do without a full-scale garage behind him? Surprisingly, there's a lot of services offered by mobile mechanics. Take a look at some of the potential options.

1. Safety Check

Driving is dangerous, and if your car is not in a state of good repair, that may put you at risk on the road. To keep you safe, a mobile mechanic can do a safety check. In particular, many mechanics do a thorough check of 40 different areas of your vehicle.

That includes tyre tread, battery life, brakes, and steering as well as other parts. A quality safety check also looks at the windscreen and wipers so you can be assured of visibility on the road.

2. Fluid Top Ups

A mobile mechanic can also bring a range of fluids to the appointment, and he or she can top up your fluids as needed. That can include everything from windscreen washer fluid to transmission fluid.

3. Log Book Servicing

If you have a warranty on your vehicle, you may may need to get the logbook updated on a routine basis. A mobile mechanic can also help with that. That professional can look over all the required parts and ensure that they are functioning correctly. Then, he or she can update your logbook accordingly.

4. Diagnostics

Some mobile mechanics can also do diagnostic work. Is your 'check engine' light on? Are you have another unexplained issue? If you don't have time to take in the vehicle, a mechanic may be able to come to your home or office, and do the diagnostics on the spot. The car service professional can't bring the entire diagnostic unit, but there are many handheld varieties available.

5. Some Repairs

You may even be able to get certain repairs done remotely. Depending on the professional and what he or she offers, you may be able to have your battery, brakes, rotors or other parts replaced. It helps if you have an area where the tech can work.

For example, a covered garage, a carport or even a clean driveway can work. You may want to ask the tech what he or she needs. More intense repairs like transmission services will likely need to be done in a proper shop. To learn more, contact a car service professional directly.

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