Whether you need preventative maintenance or in-depth car servicing, booking with a mobile mechanic is a convenient way to invest in hassle-free car care.

Mobile mechanics offer an alternative to the traditional garage experience by bringing the workshop directly to your doorstep.

This innovative approach to car maintenance makes it easier than ever to take care of your vehicle without sacrificing your free time.

Read on and find out everything you need to know about mobile mechanics, and why this could be the perfect booking option for you.


What Is a Mobile Mechanic?

A mobile mechanic can bring the garage experience to you.

Services such as coolant checks, oil changes, air filter modifications, battery replacements and brake pad replacements can all be carried out by a mobile mechanic. 


How Do They Work?

A mobile mechanic can come to a location of your choosing on a day and at a time that suits you best.

The mechanic will arrive in a company van, which is equipped with all the parts and tools necessary to complete the job.

Providing your mechanic with information like your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) can help ensure that the mechanic knows the exact parts to use on your car.


Where Can They Work?

Mobile mechanics can come to your home or workplace – perhaps working out of a car park.


Do Mobile Mechanics Carry Out All Repairs?

Many mobile mechanics have the experience and expertise needed to repair a range of components, including brakes and cambelts.

Some will offer more complex repair services, such as clutch repair – but not all mobile mechanics will provide this service.

Most mobile mechanics will offer the following services:

Though, this can differ between individual mechanics, so be sure to enquire in advance about the job you require.

If a mobile mechanic offers a job that requires specialist equipment – such as a wheel alignment or a complex exhaust repair – then they may drive your car to a garage to complete the work.  

They will arrange this with you before doing so and can return the vehicle to you once the work is complete.


Do I Have to Be at Home for the Repair?

If you don’t want to be at home when a repair is carried out, then you can arrange to drop your keys off with the mechanic before you get on with your day.


Are Mobile Mechanics Trustworthy?

At BookMyGarage, we only work with mobile mechanics that we fully trust to provide drivers with the best service, repair or MOT experience.

For added peace of mind, you can search for mobile mechanics in your area and filter the results by reviews, so you can be confident that you are getting a high-quality service.

When you use our booking tool to find a garage in your area, you can filter for mobile only garages by selecting 'Show Only Mobile Garages' on the left-hand toolbar on the results page. 


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You should choose a mobile mechanic that suits your needs in terms of both their reputation and the prices they charge.


Can Mobile Mechanics Do MOTs?

Taking the vehicle to an MOT bay and delivering it back to the customer can be expensive for the mechanic, and so not all mobile mechanics will offer MOTs.

You should check that your chosen garage offers mobile MOTs before booking.


Are There Any Downsides to Booking with a Mobile Mechanic?

One of the biggest downsides to booking with a mobile mechanics service is the fact that they might not have access to lifts needed to examine the underside of your vehicle.

If you need a repair that involves your vehicle being lifted, then you may wish to book with a physical garage instead.

Mobile mechanics may also have fewer resources, and there may not be enough staff to get a second opinion.


Is a Mobile Mechanics Service Cheaper Than a Garage?

As mobile mechanics don’t have the same overheads as fixed garages, they are often cheaper to book with.

Mobile mechanics will charge for parts and labour, and you may have to factor in travel.


How Much Do Mobile Mechanics Charge Per Hour in the UK?

A UK mobile mechanic charges between £56 and £62 an hour on average in 2023 – though certain mobile mechanics may charge a slightly higher or lower price.

You can book with a mobile mechanic easily when you browse on BookMyGarage - just remember to select 'Show Only Mobile Garages' on the left-hand toolbar on the results page.

Compare deals and sort local mobile mechanics by price, reviews, ratings or availability to find the one that suits you best.

You can then pick a date for your appointment and provide an address so that the mechanic knows where to carry out the work.


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We hope you have enjoyed learning everything there is to know about mobile mechanics. 



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