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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.

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How can you find a mobile mechanic in your area?

WhoCanFixMyCar believes owning a car should be hassle free. Provide us with a few details about your car and the service you need and you'll receive instant quotes from the best garages in your area.

  • Select the mobile service you need

  • Enter your postcode and vehicle reg

  • Let us know if your car is still driveable or if it is an emergency

  • Request an instant quote

  • Check availability [Monday to Sundays] of mobile mechanics nearby

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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.

ServiceAverage Price
Mobile mechanic£81.64
Engine management light£64.38
Flat battery£190.37
Mobile tyre fitting£125.52

  • Mobile car diagnostics

    The average cost of mobile car diagnostics booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £52.33.

    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
  • Mobile tyre fitting

    The average cost of mobile tyre fitting booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £125.52. 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
  • Mobile car battery replacement

    The average cost of a car battery replacement booked on WhoCanFixMyCar is £196.52. 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

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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.

What are the benefits of a mobile mechanic?
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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 £81.64. 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.