When automobile owners are in need of routine maintenance or need something repaired on their vehicle they will typically take it to a local dealership or mechanic shop. Sometimes, however, it is not possible to take the vehicle to the mechanic because the vehicle cannot be moved. Instead of having the vehicle towed, another alternative is to have a mobile mechanic come to the vehicle.
There are a variety of reasons that a vehicle would not be operational, but typically these would fall into one of three categories.
- Driver mistakes - there are many problems that can result from mistakes made by the driver. Sometimes the driver forgets to do something such as filling up the tank with gas. Other times it can be from the driver doing something wrong like leaving the lights turned on. These problems are typically minor and a mobile mechanic can usually have the car running very quickly.
- Road hazards - these are the things that can render a vehicle inoperable due to no fault of the driver. Examples of this include running over a nail, resulting in a flat tire or a collision with an animal that could cause body damage that would hinder the drivability of the vehicle. With these types of roadside problems the mobile mechanic will not completely repair the vehicle, but will get it to a drivable state to get it to a repair shop.
Minor mechanical failure - there are often occasions when something just goes wrong with the vehicle such as a broken fan belt or an overheated radiator. Although these are relatively minor repairs, the vehicle can still not be driven until they are fixed. Mobile mechanics are able to make such repairs wherever the vehicle is located and get the driver back on the road fairly quickly.
Regardless of which of these situations a person finds themself in it is often in a location away from home and without alternative transportation. Having the ability to call a mechanic and have them come to the location of the vehicle, perform the necessary repairs and get the driver on their way is very beneficial to drivers.
Mobile mechanic businesses, by being able to come to the location of the problem, are able to take away a worry that vehicle owners have had since the very beginning, that of having their vehicle breakdown and leaving them stranded away from home.