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Why Go With A Trusted Mobile Mechanic?

Once you have a trusted mobile mechanic you’ll likely never go back to a traditional auto shop again.  Why?  Three reasons, namely; convenience, dedicated customer focus, and price.

Convenient because you don’t have to bring your vehicle in and arrange a ride, excellent customer focus since they’re exclusively working on only YOUR car, not jumping around from vehicle to vehicle, and price since a mobile mechanic doesn’t have all that pesky overhead that an auto shop would have.

My Service Testimonials

I love what I do, hopefully it show with the services I perform.  Rather than going on about my, why do I let some of customers do the talking…

  • Gail Upton
    I'm a proud owner of a late model Ford Mustang, and there's only ONE person on this PLANET I would allow to work on my car: Matt Turner. As a show car owner himself he knows how to treat my green monster...thanks Matt!

    Gail Upton / St. Louis Trustee /

  • Tim Dyke
    As one of Matt original customers, I can honestly say that he is the most trustworthy mechanic in St Louis, and since I'm 75, I've known quite a few. He is always on time, quick at what he does, and always offers a fair price.

    Tim Dyke / Retired Army /

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Common Reasons Why Your Car Won’t Start

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It’s been a long day at work and you head over to the parking lot ready to drive home to a delicious home-cooked meal. The only problem is your car wouldn’t start.

Today’s world is filled with technology and it has made it much easier for the modern car owner to monitor their vehicle. Nonetheless, the problem of not starting the vehicle is still quite common.

Cars back in the day are mostly the same for the cars of today. They come with an internal combustion engine that powers the cars. To keep the car running, it mostly needs fuel, a spark and air. If any of these are lacking or faulty, the car is very unlikely to start. Here’s a list of the common reasons why your car won’t start.

Dead Battery

The most common reason why your car won’t start is due to a dead battery. Actually, your battery isn’t really dead, it’s only too weak that it can’t power up your starter to turn fast enough to start.

Not having enough power on your battery can be caused by a lot of things. You may have left the light on for too long, the cables might be restricting the flow of power, there might be water inside causing poor conductivity or your battery is really old and already worn out.

To confirm that the battery is really the main cause of the problem, you can jump-start your vehicle. If it works, then your battery really needs to be replaced.

Alternator

The alternator plays an important role in charging your car’s battery. It is possible that the problem lies on the alternator itself but the problem can also be due to a worn accessory belt drive. If the problem lies on the belt, it is quite common for a warning light to turn on.

On the other hand, you should manually check the voltage of your alternator. Make sure it’s at around 14 volts. Some cars have alternator gauges but more modern cars don’t. You just have to ask the technician to check.

Starter

The starter gets everything moving to start the engine. A broken starter is usually accompanied by a clicking sound. Sometimes the starter is functioning well but has lost its teeth, which is why it cant’ start the engine.

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Spark Plugs

Spark plugs should be regularly replaced at around 100,000 miles. Many car owners tend to forget to replace it during their maintenance schedule. This leads to a very common problem of not being able to start the car. If only the regular replacement schedule is met, this problem can be easily avoided.

Air Filter

The air in your vehicle isn’t only limited to the air conditioning. In fact, your vehicle’s engine wouldn’t run when there is no air. Air or oxygen is needed to continue burning the fuel that keeps the car running.

Dirt, dust, grease and other buildups can cause a block on your air filter. This can hinder the proper flow of filtered air into your engine. The air filter can easily be replaced and most automotive supply shops have them.

Fuel Filter

Similar to the air filter, the fuel filter is also important in making the car run because it removes unwanted muck to get access to your engine. A clogged fuel filter would also mean lesser fuel will get to your engine. Fuel filters should also be regularly changed to avoid problems.

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No Fuel Reaching The Engine

Even if your fuel filter is clean, if the pump that pushes fuel towards your engine is weak, the fuel would still not be able to reach the engine. Similarly, if your fuel tank is empty, your car won’t start. An empty fuel tank isn’t hard to miss because there is a gauge in the dashboard.

Steering Wheel Lock

When you can’t start your car because you can’t even turn your keys, then a locked steering wheel is likely the culprit. This is an anti-theft feature and you can unlock it by steering the wheel to the left or right as you start the car.

Electronic system

Today’s technology has made it possible for keyless lock remote starting. Although it’s a cool feature, this can also cause your car to fail to start. The electronic systems should be well maintained or else they can cause errors such as this. Whit this kind of problem, you really need to call on a professional for help.

Conclusion

Sometimes, finding a solution to a car that won’t start is easy but sometimes you may need a mechanic’s help. If you’re unsure about what to do, it is best to wait for a mobile mechanic rather than try to do it on your own. DIY style repairs can be dangerous not only for you but for everyone on the road.

The 5 Most Dangerous Conditions For Driving

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Most of us think we’re pretty good drivers.  That is, until we find ourselves is a downpour with 40 mile per hour winds driving next to a big rig truck.  In cases like these even the most skilled drivers grip the wheel a bit tighter.

Bad road conditions and unfavorable weather are often the prime causes of fatal accidents on the road and so its important to stay off the road, or if that’s not a possibility, to take extra precaution driving weather conditions in order to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

So with safety in mind, we wanted to talk about the 5 most dangerous weather conditions to drive in and what to do should you encounter them…

Great Ways to Prevent Your Car From Sunlight

It is a commonly known fact that the Ultra Violet (UV) rays from the sun can cause damage to the human skin. These rays are not only harmful to the humans but also for the paint of your automobile. As constant exposure to the sunlight can cause the paint of your car to fade away at a very rapid pace and make it look worn out and old even if it is relatively new. Therefore, it is best that you should take care of it and do not expose it to extended sunlight. One way of protecting the car from unnecessary exposure to sunlight is to keep it in a garage or a covered parking place, by doing so you will not only protect the exterior paint of your car but also the rubberized tires and headlights from damage. If you are really in love with your car or in other words a car freak and want to see it in showroom condition even after 10 years, you can try the following.

How Can DIY Style Be Dangerous in Car Repairs

Repairing your cars can often turn out very expensive. This is the reason why many car owners try to avoid seeking professional help and adopt the DIY course, which is not bad altogether but has some big negatives. People open youtube search for terms like “how to change brake pads” and they begin to think that they can do it all. We believe that humans can do everything but there are certain things that require specialists – people with top skills and experience to back it up.

Car repair is one such thing as a bad fix can put you and people around you at great risk. Still, need convincing? Please check out our pick of 3 reasons why DIY is not for car repairs…

3 Signs That Your Brake Needs Some Attention

Anyone who owns a car and has been driving for some time knows that maintenance is a crucial part of keeping a car. For drivers, it is important to keep an eye on small problems and fix them before they turn bigger. In this article, we will mainly be talking about your car’s braking system and how to keep it up and running.

Top 5 Reasons To Choose A Mobile Mechanic

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If you own a car, whether it be new, old, or somewhere in between, you’re going to need a mechanic.  Hopefully someone you trust, hopefully someone that’s available, someone who won’t gauge you on price, and one that is convenient.

Hey, I just described most of the mobile mechanics out there!

While I may be biased (I’m a mobile mechanic), there’s plenty of reasons why you want to have a mobile mechanic on your speed dial, rather than your traditional mechanic shop, but I’ve boiled it down to the top 5…

Cost Of Owning An Electric Car

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Although it may be simple enough to calculate the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for an automobile, esimating the ongoing costs of ownership from month to month, takes a little more calculation depends on a number of factors.  For the gasoline or diesel vehicles, many of these factor have been studied, and are understood by the general public.  The costs for owning and maintaining electric cars, are a bit fuzzy, at least in the minds of the customers I service.

So what exactly are the ownership costs associated with an electric car?