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Mobile Mechanic & Motor Trader
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Member Since: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Last Visit: Monday, January 2, 2012
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Location:   Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Current Job Title:   Mobile Mechanic
Current Employer:   Self Employed
Work History:   Mechanics has been a big part of my life since the age of 17 and have very nearly 20 years of mechanical experience. I have only put my experience to any real use for the past 18 years
Hobbies, Volunteering & Other Skills:   Mechanics is my hobby, and I also do a little computer programming in my spare time but only as a pastime
Most Advanced Degree:   Ceritficate of Pre-Vocational Educa
Certifications, Awards, Patents, Publications & Other Education:   I have experience rather than qualifications. I have been working on cars for the past 20 years but only seriously for the past 18 years and I am now a mobile mechanic in my home area
Experience:   22 years of mechanical experience, and I am the mechanic in my own automotive partnership
Testimonial:   A little old lady once asked me to fit an alternator to her little Renault Megane, because she had broken down and the recovery service had diagnosed a faulty alternator.

I priced it up and it was going to cost around £105 ($210) all in.

I bought the alternator and then went to her home to fit it, and on fidgeting around down the back of the engine I very quickly came across a broken main ground strap.

I repaired and reattached the ground strap, turned the key, and the car fired into life, and the old alternator was charging away to its hearts content.

For this I charged her £20 ($40) which saved her £85 ($170), and I simply took the new alternator back for a refund.

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