Can a Mobile Mechanic do the same job as a workshop?


Joel Ilton

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Mobile Mechanics are extremely convenient – especially if you’re short on time or trying to juggle a million things!

If you’re after a general service, Mobile Mechanics are able to carry out the exact same standard as a workshop, the only difference is, is that it’s from the comfort of your own home or workplace!

However, there are limitations on what they can do.

Any technical services like timing belt replacements are best performed in a workshop, tyre balancing and wheel alignments are not able to be performed as they will not have the tools available.

They should be able to rotate your wheels but it depends on their environment and if it is safe to do so.

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Joel Ilton

Finding a passion for cars from a young age, Joel carried out work experience as a mechanic whilst at school before starting an apprenticeship after finishing year 12.

After almost 10 years on the tools and in customer service, he moved into the IT realm as a Data Analyst and In-House mechanic at AutoGuru.

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