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While health care professionals tend to the sick, mobile mechanics tend to their cars

Original post made on Apr 17, 2020

A new program launched by Mountain View startup YourMechanic.com makes sure local health care workers have access to services that will keep their cars operable during the coronavirus crisis.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 17, 2020, 6:52 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by Environmental Factors
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 17, 2020 at 9:15 am

A convenient program but special attention will need to be paid towards the bulk retention & disposal of toxic materials (i.e. anti-freeze, motor-oil, transmission fluids, asbestos etc.) during periodic maintenance service a5 various residencies & parking lots.

A recycling fee is generally added to the bill when at the garage & there are large on-site receptacles to hold these waste products until they are properly disposed of. A mobile mechanic will have to haul this stuff out in his/her van or truck.


Posted by Too Good To Be True
a resident of Gunn High School
on Apr 17, 2020 at 10:53 am

Husband is a local physician, so tried to contact YourMechanic.com to find out details of program. Reached the same unhelpful phone rep both times. First time he mumbled something about there being no such program, then hung up on me when I tried to inquire more. Second time, he "transferred" me to an extension that never picked up.


Posted by YourMechanic Team
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 17, 2020 at 12:14 pm

Hi @Too Good To Be True. We want to support you and provide services asap. Please email yourmechanic directly and we'll help you out asap: [email protected] Thank you so much. -YourMecahnic


Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 17, 2020 at 12:27 pm

Are these mobile businesses subject to the same environmental and consumer protection laws as regular auto mechanic businesses?


Posted by YourMechanic Team
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 17, 2020 at 1:12 pm

Thanks for your note, Environmental Factors. YourMechanic takes great care to specifically partner with parts suppliers who properly and responsibly recycle items such as fluids, in compliance with the fullest extent of the law. There are other parts that we return that are remanufactured and repurposed for future use, such as brake parts, starters, alternators and batteries. Please rest assured, asbestos in brake linings has not been used for more than 20 years across the industry.


Posted by YourMechanic Team
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 18, 2020 at 12:28 pm

Yes, auto technicians who work in consumers' driveways for yourmechanic.com are subject to the exact same laws as auto shops, and their vehicles are equipped with everything they need for proper, environmentally sound waste recycling and disposal.


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