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  • YourMechanic


    YourMechanic is a privately held startup company based in Mountain View, California. The company provides mobile car repair and maintenance services to car owners at their location (home or office). The company currently operates in over 700 cities within 50+ major metro areas in the United States. Services are performed by certified mechanics. The company has raised $32 million to date, most recently with $24 million provided by SoftBank Capital, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Data Point Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, SAIC, Verizon Ventures, American Family Insurance, PG Ventures, Promus Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank. Most mechanics are certified by National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and some are certified by similar organizations and/or have dealer or factory training. A new customer can review mechanics’ certifications during the booking process in addition to experience, work history, jobs completed for other car owners, fees paid by other car owners, and customers ratings and reviews. Mechanics undergo background checks and other screenings. The company has a mobile app that provides consumers a means to obtain price quotes and schedule repairs and services.

  • Shadetree mechanic


    A shadetree mechanic is a person who performs automotive repairs with minimal equipment and supplies in an irregular setting, often a residential garage or driveway, sometimes by jury rigging. A shadetree mechanic may identify as a retired or off-duty mechanic, a paraprofessional with limited or specialized skills, a self-employed individual, or a handyperson who enjoys working on automobiles in their spare time. Services performed by a shadetree mechanic may include basic maintenance, DIY upgrades, and other repairs.

  • Auto mechanic


    A mechanic working on a Ford Focus rally car. Mobile auto mechanic in Iran Auto mechanic at a garage in Kenya. An auto mechanic (automotive technician in most of North America, car mechanic in British English, and motor mechanic in Australian English) is a mechanic with a variety of automobile makes or either in a specific area or in a specific make of automobile. In repairing cars, their main role is to diagnose the problem accurately and quickly. They often have to quote prices for their customers before commencing work or after partial disassembly for inspection. Their job may involve the repair of a specific part or the replacement of one or more parts as assemblies. Basic vehicle maintenance is a fundamental part of a mechanic's work in modern industrialized countries while in others they are only consulted when a vehicle is already showing signs of malfunction. Preventative maintenance is also a fundamental part of a mechanic's job, but this is not possible in the case of vehicles that are not regularly maintained by a mechanic.

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