There’s a misconception that mobile mechanics are limited in what they can deliver. The reality, however, is that a mobile diesel mechanic can do everything a fixed location mechanic can with the added bonus of being able to travel to a specific location at a specified time that suits the driver. With the nature of trucks seldom being in a single location for long, these factors alone are critical, however, there are also some other undeniable benefits that we’ve listed below…
Understands your business
A mobile mechanic travels to you onsite, meets your team and see’s first hand what you do. After a few visits, your mechanic is basically a part of your team. When you drop your truck off at a workshop, no matter how long of a yarn you have, they’ll never really “get” your business. You’re just one of many trucks, just one of many drivers. A mobile mechanic really gets to know your business, if you’re in a construction zone they have to get a white card, wear the same safety gear as your team and chuck on a hard hat. They see the other equipment you use and get a complete understanding of your wider business needs.
Services more than just your truck
A good mobile diesel mechanic has a wide breadth of experience. Trucks come in all shapes and sizes and with all kinds of things on the back. It could have a turbo, have hydraulics, be a 6-wheeler or a 22-wheeler, carrying a trailer, a fridge, a 25-tonne excavator or all kinds of other equipment. Having to take your truck to a different mechanic for every item on the back is a slow and painful way to have to do things. A mobile mechanic coming to you, understanding your business service all of your needs and seeing first-hand the types of machines you operate will be able to put a service plan for your trucks, machines and whatever you’re carrying on the back.
Let’s you see the work yourself
Another benefit of your diesel mobile mechanic coming to you is that you as the owner/ operator can see precisely what’s being worked on in your truck. You can ask questions and deal directly with your mechanic (opposed to an uninterested administration assistant) right there and then.
Compliance & structured servicing
Just like any other (decent) diesel mechanic, a mobile diesel mechanic will provide you with a comprehensive service and maintenance schedule for both your truck, trailer and any other equipment their working on. They’ll also be familiar with the regulations and legislation required for your vehicle to ensure that you’re compliant and operating safely at all times.
Increases your ROI
For any investment into your business you want to be getting the maximum return – and this includes your mechanic. As a truck driver any downtime is absolutely critical. There is a real time and dollar cost to every minute your truck isn’t on the road. Most drivers are operating multiple types of trucks and equipment, 24/7, and in all kinds of locations. Finding a mechanic who can cater to those needs, provide a solid maintenance and service schedule and really truly understand your operation is going to save you hard costs in avoidable downtime and expensive repairs.
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