I don’t know about you, but I seldom have the time to spend dropping my car off when it needs a service. It’s not convenient for me as I don’t have good public transport links where I live. And, even if I did, time is the enemy. I spend a lot of my time travelling for work, and so it would cause significant disruption to “down tools” as it were.
The good news is we live in an age where convenience is king. Car maintenance firms have come up with ways to make servicing and repairs convenient. But, is it possible to maintain your car at home without doing anything?
One positive about my job is that I can work from home sometimes. That’s what makes the following services a lifesaver for people like me:
Are you a budding DIY mechanic? If so, you may have carried out a few simple maintenance and repair jobs at home. But, what if you need to have some major work done and you haven’t got the time, skills or tools to do it?
The answer is, of course, to use a mobile mechanic! Usually, you would have to take your car to a repair centre and collect it later. That often means fitting in those times around your work. And if you’re a busy person like me, that can be a real pain in the behind.
Mobile mechanics solve that problem by coming out to you. They have a van full of the tools and equipment they need to carry out various tasks on the road. You can have them work on your car on your drive, in your garage or even in the street. And the best thing of all? You don’t have to lift a finger to help!
They are usually people that are self-employed. That means they don’t have an army of people working for them or high overheads like premises. As a result, the prices they charge you are often cheaper than with a typical repair centre.
From brakes and cam belt changes to engine tuning, they can do it all. The only downside, for them at least, is when the weather starts to turn bad! Still, that’s part of the job description for them. And it’s not something you need to worry about.
Mobile tyre fitting services
Are your tyres like racing slicks? Perhaps they’ve got a puncture and need replacing? Often, you would have to visit a tyre shop and hang around for ages before you get served. Plus, it’s likely you will come across people that won’t pay attention to the work they’re doing.
It’s for those reasons and more that I prefer getting my tyres fitted at home. Mobile tyre fitters use some cool technology to replace your tyres. Examples include airbag jacks instead of conventional trolleys.
And they have the tyre fitting equipment in their vans, sheltered away from the elements. In my experience, the work gets carried out quicker and to a higher standard.
So, now you know how to get your car maintained at home without doing anything! All you need to do is find the time to book the work in!