When your landscaping company starts to grow, the size of your fleet will expand as well and with it will come the need for someone to handle the maintenance.
If your business doesn’t have an in-house mechanic, one option you can consider is YourMechanic. YourMechanic connects fleets and consumers with background checked and skilled technicians who offer over 800 mobile automotive maintenance and repair services nationwide.
YourMechanic was founded in 2012 and started with just servicing consumer vehicles, but it has expanded to servicing fleets.
“For fleets, YourMechanic is able to increase utilization, grow their revenue by preventing vehicle downtime and meet safety compliance standards,” says Bridgette Tuquero, senior director of operations & strategy for YourMechanic.
The process of using YourMechanic is straightforward. A landscaper simply goes to the website, specify the service they are looking for, where they are located and then they can select a mechanic whose schedule works best for them.
“YourMechanic.com is a great option for landscapers who want the convenience of getting their vehicles serviced where they want to, during the hours when their vehicles are not being utilized for landscaping,” Tuquero says.
The services can be completed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“They can coordinate with the mechanic and they can come out later too if they prefer,” Tuquero says.
Some mechanics are available the same day to complete a service, but Tuquero says it is typically less than three days for a mechanic to be available. She says YourMechanic is a very convenient and efficient way to get a mechanic at a landscaper’s location right away.
Tuquero says YourMechanic offers extremely competitive rates where services are typically less than a dealer. Visitors can generate a quote for a service before booking.
“It provides up front what the quote is, very transparent pricing,” she says. “It breaks down what the costs entail. It’s as easy as going to the website YourMechanic.com and booking the service.”
While costs are very job dependent, Tuquero says a minimum would be $90 for an inspection. This diagnostic fee is applied to the repair if the customer decides they want the mechanic to fix the problem.
“Majority of customers share that they’re surprised YourMechanic.com is able to provide much cheaper pricing compared to shops and dealers and that’s because there isn’t a physical location that we have to maintain,” Tuquero says. “We’re able to perform these services on fleet lots and driveways.”
Tuquero says YourMechanic is a more convenient option than going to a dealership or using an in-house mechanic.
“They’re going to be able to save time and money because mechanics will come to their location to perform the requested services that’s convenient for them,” she says. “YourMechanic.com is a very easy to use platform that gives notifications as to when services are due. So, you book a service on our site and it’s kind of set and forget, where you’ll be notified if a maintenance service is needed and they’re also covered by our warranty.”
All services are backed by YourMechanic’s 12-month/12,000-mile warranty.
Tuquero says the most common services people use YourMechanic for is preventative maintenance services like oil changes, brake replacement and tire rotations. YourMechanic does not handle jobs that would require a lift, like replacing an engine, but it will refer you to a trusted shop.