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There it is. That dreaded orange light: on, again. You know the one – it glares up at you from the dashboard, slyly winking at you.
“I know you have plenty on your plate, Mother of Young Children, but neener, neener, here’s something more!,” it says.
“You sure are packing those miles on, Mama,” it says.
“Stop everything and ensure your children are perfectly safe,” it says.
Your car requires maintenance, and we all know what that means. It means trying to find someone trustworthy and helpful. It means scheduling an appointment at a time that is somehow mutually convenient for you, your napping infant, your hungry toddler, and/or your exhausted pre-schooler.
No more. Recently, I discovered the concept of the “mobile mechanic.” Yup, you heard me right. They come to you. As the working mother of both an infant and a toddler, the prospect of fitting in a time to take in the car was daunting, to say the least. Enter, yourmechanic.com.
Convenient Online Scheduling
I went to the site, entered my location, some information about my car, and had an appointment scheduled for a mobile mechanic to come out to my home during my infant’s nap and during prime toddler play time.
Knowledgeable, Friendly Mechanic
YourMechanic vets their mechanics, hiring based on references, experience and skill set. Their mobile mechanics must have both breadth and depth of knowledge about vehicles, as they’re expected to perform all kinds of services on many different manufacturers.
Our mechanic arrived on time and was friendly and open. He was patient with my toddler, who asked questions and watched, enthralled. My son (and I) even learned new vocabulary words like “winch” and “jack.”
Why Not Wait
Although we’re almost all guilty of putting off car maintenance, it’s so important to keep your car in great health – both for its longevity and for basic safety reasons. According to YourMechanic (which, as a company, surveyed hundreds of mechanics from over 30 states), the top five ways to keep up with car maintenance and extend your vehicle’s life include keeping abreast of oil changes, taking care of tires, checking fluids, changing air filters regularly, and proactively taking care of minor repairs.
They’re offering a special until September 30, so don’t wait to schedule your appointment.
And be sure to enter our Facebook Giveaway.
To enter, share your answer to the following question in the comments section of our YourMechanic Facebook post. You’ll be eligible to win a $100 YourMechanic gift card, a car seat back organizer, cleaning essentials (like wipes and air fresheners), and car maintenance tips to keep in the glove-box :
What was your first car?
(A winner will be picked at random from all entries received on the original Facebook post by 11:59 PM, September 15, 2017.)