WORKSHOP OR MOBILE MECHANIC? WHICH IS BEST FOR YOU?

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Over the last few years, mobile mechanic services have grown exponentially. They have taken a large role in the vehicle service industry, primarily because of the many advantages that are associated with them. However, many people still consider this emerging service with reluctance. They question is whether a mechanic that comes to your house is as good as a mechanic who operates purely out of his or her workshop. In addition, they may also think that such a convenient service is ultimately more expensive. Workshop mechanics, though incredibly inconvenient are the tried and tested method. So, which one is better?
Here are some key arguments you should consider when comparing the best workshop mechanics to the best mobile mechanics near you.

Efficiency

The first element we will consider is how effective each option is for a local car owner. Most workshop mechanics operate on a “First come, first serve”, walk-in policy. This can get very annoying for car owners when they arrive at a mechanics workshop to discover that it’s full. Waiting in a line is no way to spend your valuable time, especially when you lead a busy life.
However, with a mobile mechanic, you won’t have to worry about this. Appointments can be scheduled at your convenience, making this method the most efficient way for you to get your car repaired.

Personal Attention

What happens if that one mechanic that you know very well (and who is the most qualified individual in the entire workshop) is busy when you arrive? Chances are good that this mechanic won’t be able to leave the client that their attending to and cater to your needs. That would be extremely unprofessional; as such, you will most probably have to settle for another random mechanic who is available (unless you’ve got the time to come back tomorrow, which most people don’t).
This may be the case with workshop mechanics. However, with a mobile mechanic, you get to choose whichever mechanic you want. When you book an appointment, you won’t have to worry about who will arrive and their level of expertise. You can choose the best man for the job, from the company’s roster.

Cost and Expenses

One of the main reasons why people may consider workshop mechanics over mobile mechanics is the assumption that mobile mechanics are more expensive. Mobile mechanics work at your convenience, so surely they should cost more.
Once you do your research you’ll find that this is not always true. Most mobile mechanic companies operate out of fewer physical locations than their workshop counterparts. As such, they will not be limited by the costs that workshop mechanics will experience (e.g: rent, electricity bills, water bills, etc.). Due to this, the best mobile mechanics are priced the same as most comparable workshop mechanics in Sydney. So why not choose the more convenient option if it’s going to be the same price? In addition, with a mobile mechanic, you save on fuel costs. So, if you total it up you’ll find that a mobile mechanic’s service would actually be cheaper.

At Jim’s Mobile Mechanics, we are equipped with a team of qualified and experienced mechanics. All of these individuals are ready to operate at your beck and call. So, book an appointment with one of our mechanics by calling 131 546 today!

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Main Reasons Why Your Car Isn’t Starting And How A Mobile Mechanic Can Help

Can you imagine the panic when you want to rush off to work in the morning and your car sputters then fails to start! ‘Why is this happening?’ Unfortunately, there could be any number of possibilities causing this, which is why the help of a mobile mechanic could be just the tonic you need. At Jim’s Mobile Mechanics we can come to you and ensure that your car is back up and running in no time. Below is a list of possible reasons why your car would refuse to start and how we will be able to help you get it running again.  

  1. A FLAT BATTERY

One of the main signs that you have a dead or defective battery is when it fails to start the car. A car’s engine cannot function if this critical component fails to supply it with enough power to ignite the fuel reaction. A battery usually goes flat if interior lights or other electrical components are left on overnight. To get it up and running you can try jump-starting it. Jim’s Mobile Mechanics can test your battery and charging system to get to the bottom of the issue. We also carry a range of replacement batteries on board.

  1. A CONTAMINATED FILTER

A car has many filters that are designed to prevent contaminants from entering your cars’ engine, cabin, and fuel system. They assist to keep the moving parts of an engine running smoothly. As the fuel filter begins to clog, you may notice signs such as sluggish response, less power than usual, or difficulty starting the car. This could well be the time to replace your fuel filter. It is recommended to replace the fuel filter in accordance with the service schedule in your owner’s manual, however certain environmental factors (such as the areas you use your vehicle), may make it prudent to change it more regularly. For peace of mind, our qualified mechanics can inspect the condition of your filter and recommend if it requires replacement. Jim’s Mobile Mechanics can also perform this as part of your service.

 

 

  1. A TIMING BELT PROBLEM

A car’s timing belt ensures the engine’s valves open and closes when they must so that they do not have contact with the pistons. Many car users will not be familiar with this component but it’s one of the most critical parts of the engine. If the timing belt fails it can lead to extensive damage to the engine. Jim’s Mobile Mechanics can assess the condition of your vehicle’s timing belt during a routine service.

  1. A FAULTY STARTER MOTOR

This is a very common cause of a car failing to start. The starter motor is connected to the battery and is the key to set all the other parts in motion. If you hear a loud clicking sound when you start your car (and you have noticed difficulty starting the engine recently), it could be a sign that the starter motor is faulty. Jim’s Mobile Mechanics can arrange a suitable replacement for a wide variety of makes and models.

There is no need to take time out of your day to get your car service. We will come to you. At Jim’s Mobile Mechanics we have a team of qualified and experienced mechanics that will be able to come and help you at your point of need. So, what are you waiting for? If your car is refusing to start, Call 131 546 today!

Why Mobile Mechanics Are Building In Popularity

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There is a multitude of reasons why mobile mechanics are becoming more popular. They are able to deliver great service that clients can rely on. Our clients find it reassuring that the technician they meet, is the technician who will work on their car and report back their findings. This is not the experience at many workshops or dealerships. At Jim’s Mobile Mechanics, we are always available to help you out with any car issues that you may have. Below are some more reasons why a lot more people are convinced that mobile mechanics are the remedy to all their car problems.

1. Expertise and experience

At Jim’s Mobile Mechanics, we only employ the most qualified and experienced mechanics. This is how we can offer the absolute best in-car service to all our clients. Our mechanics will not only be able to pinpoint and diagnose problems that any vehicle has, but they will also come up with efficient and cost-effective solutions to these problems. Mobile mechanics also carry all the tools and parts that are required for any job. By so doing, they can fix any car whenever and wherever it may be.

2. A varied skillset

As with any other job, a varied skill set is an asset that all our Mobile Mechanics have. They can attend a variety of car repairs and service needs. Any matters that need to be attended to will be dealt with quickly and efficiently. This can be a car’s fuel injection, battery, engine, alternator, or the braking system. Their expertise is not only limited to passenger cars. Trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles are also included. For those in the haulage industry, having a mobile mechanic on speed dial will save you a lot of headaches.

3. Great value for money

In life, every cent saved can be used for something else. This also applies to car maintenance and servicing. You save money each step of the way when you choose to deal with a mobile mechanic. Firstly, you do not need to travel all the way to a shop to drop off your car then drive it all the way back. That saves you some traveling expenses. Secondly, you get an upfront bill with a breakdown of any work that needs to be done on your car. This helps you to prioritize what you can get done that day and what may need to be delayed for another day.

 

What services do you offer? At Jim’s Mobile Mechanics we have a team of qualified and experienced mechanics. They are able to deal with any car issues that can arise. So, what are you waiting for? Book an appointment with one of our mechanics by Calling 131 546 today!

 

5 Smart Reasons To Choose Jims Mobile Mechanics For Your Car Service And Maintenance

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When it comes to cars, even the smartest people get bamboozled by how they function and what causes them to break down. Sometimes this is because you are using the wrong mechanics for your car servicing and maintenance. If you need a mechanic in Sydney, then Jim’s Mobile Mechanics are there for you. If you are wondering why exactly you should choose us, here are 5 reasons why:

1. We are trustworthy

When you need your car to be serviced or have a general maintenance check, you need a mechanic that you can trust. It goes without saying that not all mechanics are honest and some unscrupulous ones gouge customers for money. With us, you will not have to worry about whether the price you have been quoted is inflated or not. Our word is our oath.

2. We are qualified

There is a reason why we have many satisfied clients that keep using our services. We know what we are doing. Our mechanics have many years’ experience dealing with cars and are more than qualified to deal with any car problem. We also have state-of-the-art equipment that we use to ensure that your car keeps running efficiently.

3. We are reliable and efficient

Don’t you hate it when you have to spend all day at a mechanic’s shop waiting for your car to be fixed? You will not have that inconvenience when you call Jim’s Mobile Mechanics. We pride ourselves on being reliable and efficient. Whenever you need us, we will come to you and we will get the job done with no fuss and in the least possible time.

4. We are hassle-free

The best part of Our Service is that we are Mobile, so that means we come to you! You will have a hassle-free experience – that’s a promise! Just call 131 546 and we will have someone ready to help you. Our onsite quoting is subject to terms and conditions, when you speak to our customer service team please feel free to ask!

5. 100% satisfaction guaranteed

We are very proud of the work that we do and the level of service that we deliver to all our clients. We value all our customers and always do our utmost with each job. Our main focus is to ensure that we have 100% customer satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with any work that is done on your car, we will work on it until you are.

 

Are you planning a road trip then get your car serviced before going? So, what are you waiting for? Book an appointment with one of our mechanics by Calling 131 546 today!

 

Air Cabin Filter: Everything You Need To Know

Spring has sprung!

And while Spring brings with it some glorious days ready-made for your next road trip, it also brings with it – allergy season. What does that mean for your car and why is Spring the perfect time to replace your car’s cabin filter?

A cabin filter works like a barrier between the outside world and the interior of your vehicle. Cabin filters are effective in preventing contaminants such as smoke, dust, dirt, pollen, insects, and exhaust gases (amongst others) from entering your vehicle through the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. They collect and trap this debris matter, so it won’t be pumped into the car when air passes across it.

This debris matter builds up over time and reduces the effectiveness of your cabin filter. With the arrival of Spring, the presence of these contaminants, including an increase in pollen count may contribute to breathing difficulties, especially for those with existing allergies.

Regular replacement of your cabin filter will help to keep the air in your Vehicle Clean and free of these contaminants. Most vehicle manufacturers will recommend you replace your cabin filter at 15,000-kilometer intervals. However, if you’re in a highly-populated area, travel regularly on dirt or dusty roads, or are susceptible to irritants in the air, you may consider replacing your cabin filter on a more regular basis.

Jim’s Mobile Mechanics can check the condition and if necessary, replace your cabin filter the next time we service your vehicle.

Why not book in your next service today by calling 131 546 to get in touch with your local Jim’s Mobile Mechanic.

Things You Should Know For Your Vehicle Service In Sydney

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We all appreciate how important it is to schedule regular doctor appointments to maintain our own health and wellbeing. This applies in a similar way to our vehicles as well. Each manufacturer, as they release a new car, release a logbook with a service schedule they deem best to maintain the reliability, performance and safety of your car. We will describe each of the three most common service levels in this blog. If in doubt, it is best to be guided by your manufacturer’s logbook to ensure any items that require inspection or replacement are included at your next service.

1.Lube Service

Recommended at every service interval for every car, your engine oil is the lifeblood of your car’s engine. Regular oil and oil filter replacement will assist in maintaining the efficiency of your engine. Jim’s Mobile Mechanics can perform a lube service for you. We will also check your vital fluids, your tyre pressure and tread level and visually inspect the engine bay for any noticeable signs of wear or leaks.

2.Basic/Interim Service

Building on from the Lube Service, Jim’s Mobile Mechanics can tailor a service to suit your car, based on its age and current kilometre reading. We can inspect and replace (where necessary) your air and/or cabin filter, fuel filter, windscreen wiper blades, top-up transmission fluid and coolant. We will inspect your lights, battery and charging capabilities, the Brake Function and component wear and advise of any items we recommend that require monitoring and/or replacing. We can even rotate your tires.

3.Full Service

We will refer to your manufacturers’ logbook to ensure your car is given a comprehensive inspection for your peace of mind. All the items as mentioned in the interval service will be covered, with the addition of suspension components, wheel/hub inspections and any other items specified in the manufacturer logbook based on the kilometre reading or age of your vehicle. Any items can be quoted and submitted for your approval prior to the commencement of any work being carried out.

4.Manufacturer Service

This is the most expensive but comprehensive service that a car can get. Basically, every aspect of your car will be checked and all the nitty-gritty will be dealt with. A few of the checks that will be performed include, tyre tread and pressure check, charging system check, battery check, exhaust check, wheel alignment check, windscreen wipers check, light check, suspension check and shock absorbers check.

At Jim’s Mobile Mechanics we have a team full of qualified and experienced mechanics. They are able to service any car and have it running as good as new. So, what are you waiting for? Book an appointment with one of our mechanics by calling 131 546 today!

Get Your Car Serviced Before Going On A Road Trip

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Wanderlust comes to all of us at some point in time. The excitement of getting on the road and heading for new and exciting places is unrivaled. Maybe you have been stuck indoors for too long or the weather is too good to ignore. There are so many nice places to see, good roads to drive, and new places to explore. When you feel like that, it is time for a road trip.

All your planning will rest on you getting one thing right, that is making sure your car can make the whole trip without breaking down. At Jim’s Mobile Mechanics we can come to you and make sure that your car is in tip-top shape for the trip. Below are some of the checks and basic maintenance that we will perform on your car.

1. General checks

Tires are very important for safety, fuel efficiency, and comfort, our check will include a thorough review of their performance. The air pressure of your tires will be checked and if the tires need to be rotated, this will be done. Brake pads need to be checked as they provide the friction that a car needs for it to stop. Belts and hoses are part of the general check as well. We will check that the belts are tight and that the hoses do not have any leaks.
Being on the open road, your car will be exposed to dust, the air filters in your car will be checked to make sure that they can make the trip. If necessary, they will be replaced.

2.Fluid check

Fluids are necessary to keep any car running. You can call them the lifeblood of a car. A car has six essential fluids and at Jim’s Mobile Mechanics we will check all of them to make sure that they are topped up or replaced if needs be. Engine oil is the first fluid that will be checked. It is responsible for the lubrication of parts like the crankshaft, pistons, and camshaft. Radiator coolant helps keep your engine at optimum temperature; it will be checked to make sure that your car will not overheat during your journey.

Brake fluid and power steering fluid will need to be checked to make sure that your Car Brakes will not fail you and that you have a smooth ride. If power steering is contaminated, your steering will be less responsive. Finally, transmission fluid and windshield fluid will be checked. Transmission fluid helps the gears to shift smoothly and windshield fluid will be necessary to make sure that your windscreen is kept clean.

All this and more will be done to your car when we come to service it before you go on your adventure. So, what are you waiting for? Book an appointment with one of our mechanics by calling 131 546 today!

Can I Get My Car Serviced Anywhere?

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Have you ever delayed getting your car serviced because you just didn’t have the time to get it to the workshop? As our lives get busier, there is little time to attend to all the things that need to get done, even essential things like getting your car serviced. The good news is that there is another option. For anyone that needs a car service, Jim’s Mobile Mechanics has a team of professional mechanics that will come to you and service your car at your convenience. Read on to find out the top benefits of hiring us to service your car.

1. Convenience

This is probably the number one benefit to you as our client. The hassle of scheduling a time when you will be free to take your car to the mechanic is wiped away. While one of our mechanics services your car, you are free to continue with your day and deal with anything else that you need to do. There is no need to take time out of your day to get your Car to get serviced. We will come to you.

2. Transparency

When you take your car to a service center, you need to leave it there for a while. Do you really know what happens to it when you’re not there? Can you be sure that your car was being attended to or it ends up being left in the corner most of the day? When you hire a mobile mechanic, we do all the work at your convenience and you can see exactly what is done to your car.

3. Great Service

It can be quite daunting when you want to discuss your car issues with a regular mechanic. At Jim’s Mobile Mechanics, our mechanics are friendly and approachable. Whenever you need something explained, they will be willing to assist, using the language you understand (without the workshop jargon!). They are also very professional and will service your car in a way that will have it running as good as new for a very long time.

4. Affordable Price

It is very common that mobile car servicing is more affordable than taking your car to a workshop to get serviced. On top of that, you also do not have to drive all the way to the workshop. All the work will be done where you are. This also saves you money as you do not have to pay for the fuel that you’d have used to get to the workshop.

At Jim’s Mobile Mechanics we have a team of qualified and experienced mechanics. They are able to deal with any car issues that can come up. So, what are you waiting for? Book an appointment with one of our mechanics by calling 131 546 today!

Can A Mobile Mechanic Do Everything That A Dealership Mechanic Can Do?

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Car problems… we have all had them and they are pretty much inevitable, aren’t they? It can be easy to get caught up in concern over what to do next and if your car will be fixed on time. Before you worry yourself sick, remember there are other options apart from taking your car to a dealership mechanic. Our mechanics at Jim’s Mobile Mechanics are well trained, fully insured, and always available to help you wherever you may be. If you think that a mobile mechanic cannot do all that a dealership mechanic can read on to find out how mobile mechanics are just as good if not better.

1. Mobile mechanics can help you with all your vehicle needs 

Many people will head to a dealership whenever they encounter a problem or when they need car maintenance. What these car owners do not realize is that mobile mechanics can deliver the same services right in your driveway. Usually, this is done at a more reasonable price to boot. At Jim’s Mobile Mechanics we have mechanics that are trained to do all manner of preventative maintenance. This includes oil changes, battery checks, tire rotations, and more.

2. Mobile mechanics can handle big jobs

It is fair to assume that big car jobs require a designated workshop. This could not be further from the truth. Mobile mechanics bring all the tools that they need for any job directly to their work sites. They also have a good relationship with parts suppliers so they can get any car’s components at a decent price. Thanks to their wide range of training, Jim’s Mobile Mechanics can work on any commercial vehicle, 4WD, truck, or car. Any work done is also guaranteed.

3. You get direct access to the mechanic

When you call a car workshop, you normally end up talking to an office assistant or receptionist. This is not helpful when you need technical answers. It will not be the case when you have a mobile mechanic. You can directly talk to your mobile mechanic whenever you need them, there is no middleman involved. The same way that your doctor knows you, a mobile mechanic will know your car in and out and can assist you in every possible way.

4. The convenience cannot be compared

We all know that cars break down at the most inconvenient of times. Mobile Mechanics make this easier on you by coming directly to where you are. This is hassle-free and can save you lots of money in towing fees. This is one less thing you will have to worry about when your car breaks down in a remote area. At Jim’s Mobile Mechanics, our mechanics are committed to making sure that you do not pay for any unnecessary repairs and that your car is fully repaired each time you call on us.

So, what are you waiting for? Book an appointment with one of our mechanics by calling 131 546 today!