I have been an automobile mechanic for 34 years focusing on the maintenance and repair of cars and trucks. 20 years of my experience comes from working in the retail automotive business. The other 14 years have been spent working with fleet repair for a major utility company.
I am hold an ASE master certificate in auto repair as well as an ASE master certificate in heavy duty truck. These must be renewed every 5 years as I have done since 1984.
The cost of repairing and maintaining a car has grown exponentially in the last 20 years. The average repair for a simple breakdown can cost a thousand dollars or more. Maintaining a car or light truck is no cheap task either. Many car owners are at the mercy of the growing number of “quick service” businesses that lure the person in with a deal to good to be true in hopes of earning more money of recommended repairs.
I would like to help owners take care of their own vehicles with suggested ideas on how to do some of this maintenance on their own as well as offer ideas on reducing the cost of having this work done elsewhere.
I want to answer some of the questions that come to a car owner’s mind. Though I may not be able to answer all questions. I will do my best to appeal to a wide variety of topics.
I am your pocketmechanic.