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Average price for a mobile repair service
What does a mobile mechanic do?
A mobile car mechanic operates from a van as opposed to having a fixed position at a garage. This means that they can carry out car repairs mobile, offering customers convenience and flexibility on when they can get their car fixed.
They can come to your home or place of work for added efficiency. They will also pick up your car and drive it to a nearby garage if a more complex repair is required. Many can also attend your vehicle at a short notice, completing the work quickly and for a good price.
If your schedule is too busy and you're looking for a mechanic that can come to you to carry out the required car repairs, a mobile mechanic could be the perfect solution for you.
Most popular home repair services
Mobile brake repairs are a popular request and are relatively easy to carry out mobile.
A tyre change is a simple job that can be completed just about anywhere. Just be sure to give the mechanic your tyre size when requesting a quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.
Battery replacement is usually a very simple job, whether you already have the battery or need a new one both supplied and fitted.
We have many mobile cambelt specialists within our network who can carry out a timing belt repair or replacement efficiently.
An oil change is one of the more straightforward jobs a mobile mechanic can carry out for you, with most mobile mechanics offering this service.
Though electrical faults can vary greatly from one to another, you will find that many electrical faults can be diagnosed with the help of a specialist mobile mechanic.
How can you find a mobile mechanic in your area?
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How much does a mobile mechanic cost?
The cost of a repair from a mobile mechanic will depend on your car and the type of repair needed. The below table shows you the average cost for a range of services when carried out by a mobile mechanic.
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The average cost of mobile car diagnostics booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £53.39.
Mobile diagnostics testing involves a specialist coming to you and running tests on your vehicle to expose the cause of any problems you're having with your car.Can include
- Home visit
- Full diagnostic testing
- Recommended repairs
The average cost of mobile tyre fitting booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £101.79. Mobile tyre fitting involves a mobile mechanic coming to you to replace your tyres and is often done when you can't drive your car to a garage.Can include
- Home visit
- Full tyre check
- Tyre removal and replacement
The average cost of a car battery replacement booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £157.62. If your car battery is dead, a mobile mechanic can come and replace it for you. The exact cost of a mobile car battery replacement will depend on the type of car battery you need.Can include
- Home visit
- Battery diagnostic
- Battery replacement
Other common car repairs at home
If the repair is more complex, a mobile mechanic will collect your car, take it to a garage to fix it, and then drop it back.
If your car battery is dead, a mobile mechanic can come and replace it for you. The exact cost of a mobile car battery replacement will depend on the type of car battery you need.
Mobile tyre fitting involves a mobile mechanic coming to you to replace your tyres and is often done when you can't drive your car to a garage.
Mobile diagnostics testing involves a specialist coming to you and running tests on your vehicle to expose the cause of any problems you're having with your car. Diagnostic testing involves plugging the vehicle into special software that can reveal issues with its engine, electrical system, transmission, braking, exhaust system, and more.
A mobile auto electrician will fix any fault with your car's electrical system at your home or place of work. Electrical faults include issues with the dashboard, locks, windows, stereo, lights, and engine. The exact cost of a mobile auto electrician will depend on the type of fault and your car's make.
Removing a dent improves both the appearance and the value of your car. A mobile dent repair involves a mobile mechanic coming to you to fix the dent rather than visiting a garage.
Scratch repairs come under the category of bodywork, which many mobile mechanics will come to your home to do. Scratches and other cosmetic damage to your car are usually easy to fix, and the cost will depend on the size of the issue. For more extensive damage, your vehicle may need to be taken to a garage.
A car air-conditioning re-gas (also known as an air con recharge) is needed if the system no longer blows cold air or can't defog the windows. A mobile air con re-gas involves a mechanic coming to you to replace the refrigerants in the air-conditioning system.
If a light on your dashboard indicates a problem with the exhaust, a mobile mechanic will come to your home and repair it. The cost of a mobile exhaust repair will depend on what is causing the problem. For a complex issue, the mobile mechanic may take your car into the garage to be fixed and drop it back to you when the repair is complete.
Clutch repairs can be carried out by mobile mechanics. A clutch repair is one of the more labour intensive repairs a mobile mechanic can carry out, and as such, it depends on the mobile mechanic if they will be able to do a clutch repair for you.
If your car has a fluid leak, a mobile mechanic will certainly be able to come to you to take a look at your problem. Whether that be a coolant leak or a different potential leak, a mobile fluid leak repair should be a relatively simple service for a mobile mechanic to carry out.
Where can I find a mobile mechanic?
You can search for a mobile mechanic near you and compare quotes using our handy comparison tool. You'll see which mobile mechanics can perform your repair and when the next available booking is.
What is a mobile mechanic?
A mobile mechanic can visit you at your home, workplace, or roadside without you needing to take your car into a garage. Mobile mechanics are often not associated with a particular garage.
What can a mobile mechanic do?
A mobile mechanic can carry out a large range of repairs, including jump starts, brake repairs, cambelt changes, alternator repairs, tyre changes, oil changes, battery replacements and more. If your issue is more complex, a mobile mechanic may take your car to a garage to be fixed and drop it off once the repair is complete.
Can a mobile mechanic fix a starter?
If you're unable to start your car, your starter might need repairing or replacing, and it's unlikely you can drive it to the garage. A mobile mechanic can come to you to fix your starter. It should only take half an hour to fix a starter, and the mechanic will inspect your car battery to make sure that's not causing the problem.
Are mobile mechanics good?
Mobile mechanics are licensed professionals who are qualified to carry out repair work on your car. You can ask for insurance documents, read customer reviews, and compare prices to make sure a mobile mechanic is good. You can do this via WhoCanFixMyCar using our handy comparison tool for mobile mechanics.
How much is a mobile mechanic?
The cost of a mobile mechanic depends on the type of repair you need and your car's make. The average price of a mobile mechanic booked via WhoCanFixMyCar is £66. Often a mobile mechanic will need to run a car diagnostic first, before being able to fix your car.
Are mobile mechanics cheaper?
Despite having to travel to you, mobile mechanics are often cheaper than garage-based mechanics because fewer overheads are needed to run a mobile business. With mobile mechanics often being a cheaper and more convenient alternative, it's certainly worth booking in with a mobile mechanic.
Can you trust a mobile mechanic?
Due to mobile mechanics often costing less and being a more convenient option, the assumption may be made that they are less trustworthy than mechanics at your local garage. This is certainly not the case though. Whilst garages can offer a large array of services to a large number of customers, mobile mechanics can often specialise in a particular service or repair and as such, the standard of service you receive is assured to be high.
At WhoCanFixMyCar, we only work with the best mechanics in our network of over 15,000 garages so you can rest assured that the mobile mechanic you book with is one you can trust.