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Why is a Mobile Mechanic the Better Alternative?

You’ve probably heard the jingles on TV, but most people don’t know enough about the benefits of using a mobile mechanic to even consider one. Actually, there are quite a few real, tangible positives in using a mobile mechanic compared to going to a regular workshop. We look at why a well-run, accredited and professional mobile mechanic operator can save you time, money and stress.

Save on towing fees

If your car breaks down while you’re driving, and it isn’t in a moveable state, you have two choices. You can either have it towed to a workshop, with the cost of the tow increasing the further you are from your preferred mechanic, or have it repaired exactly where it sits. The cost of having your car towed can adds significantly to the car repair bill – mobile mechanics charge no travel time fees, only for regular parts and labour.

Get your logbook services done without leaving home

If you’ve bought a new car, you are not actually bound to have your scheduled logbook services done by a particular company. The practice of creating contracts for consumers that stipulate they can only have their car service done at a particular place is called third line forcing, and is actually prevented by competition and consumer regulations. You can have these done wherever you like … and with a mobile mechanic, they can be done without you taking any more time than you need to answer the door!

Have your car repaired without dragging the kids all over town

Public transport and taxis can be a huge battle if you need to bring the kids along, depending on their ages. Use a mobile mechanic to get your repairs done, and you can stay at home with them, just like an ordinary day. No frustration, no screeching (by the kids), and no time wasted!

Get your car repaired on a Saturday

The nature of the work means that most good mobile mechanics will be available on a Saturdays (after all, breakdowns don’t take days off). You can schedule in your non-urgent work to be done, have your breakdown fixed up, and get your regular services done on a Saturday, and keep the convenience of having a car for work during the week.

Get small roadside issues fixed without paying monthly or yearly fees

Automobile clubs will sometimes come out and do minor car repairs for “free”, like giving jump starts or topping you up with fuel. But you pay a yearly fee for that privilege, which in some years you may not use at all. It makes much more sense to pay for help when you need it, instead of subsidising other people’s breakdowns! Mobile mechanics give you the same convenience, often the same response time, but a much lower total cost if you keep your car well-maintained.