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Can anyone recommend a good mobile mechanic. Tried to start 93 explorer and all I got was a click : battery ok ‘ jumped starter solenoid. guess starter would be next.
Edhat comment 452546 2013-09-18 05:18 PM
I would recommend Bob Castillo 452-9600 to anyone, great electromechanical technician arrives promptly with a professional fully equipped Mobile shop well worth the reasonable cost. solved my compound auto electric [ wiring and components ] quickly and professionally as I watched and assisted, good teacher too. William
Edhat comment 295566 2012-07-09 01:41 PM
Bobs Mobile Auto Repair. Honest Reliable. Does a lot of truck fleet work. I personally use him for most of my work.
Edhat comment 331678 2012-10-15 05:32 PM
Bob Castillo the Mobile guy ……..honest dependable work. Long time SB guy. You will have no regrets!
Edhat comment PIXIETANGERINE 2012-10-15 06:09 PM
I second Bob! He’s honest, and helped us out many times, sometimes for free when he’s in the area. Upstanding, great man!
Edhat comment 331697 2012-10-15 06:16 PM
Robert all the way.
Edhat comment 331740 2012-10-15 08:44 PM
Bob’s Mobile. The BEST!
Edhat comment 331830 2012-10-16 08:25 AM
We had great success with Bob’s Mobile (805) 452-9600. He helped out our 92 Ford Explorer
Edhat comment 331973 2012-10-16 01:30 PM
op here. called Mr Castillo: 452-9600. he will come by tomorrow between 9 30 and 10 00 am. Will post results here and thanks again everyone. All comments were food for thought. william
Edhat comment 332391 2012-10-17 12:32 PM
OP here: Mr Castillo arrived promptly at 9:30 very professional, and a hell of a good mechanic/great guy. Problem turned out to be worn/damaged battery cables and connectors. wire brushed terminals and connectors to battery and relay. this is only short term solution as corrosion/ battery acid has built up buldged internal main grounding and power cables. need to order new cables from dealer as they are specially made for explorer’ 6 connections each.this problem will reoccur again unless the new cables are installed. starts up great right now. I would recommend bob castillo 452-9600 to anyone well worth the very reasonable cost. william
Yelp comment Alison G., Santa Barbara, CA
5.0 star rating
Bob is awesome! I’ve just moved here from HI and I called him to come check out a car I was fixing to buy. He did a A+ inspection and gave me his honest professional opinion. I didn’t end up buying that car, due to the consignment guy selling it being a little bit crazy. I called Bob several more times to consult with him on cars to purchase, and he was always very helpful offering complimentary advice. If my new – used Prius needs any repairing, Bob is my guy. Bob is my guy. He only uses oem parts, doesn’t do 1/2 assed jobs – he is mobile, so comes to you and is less then the dealer!
Yelp comment Ross H., Danville, CA
5.0 star rating
Updated – 4/29/2012
UPDATE: The next day after I wrote this review, Bob called my cell phone and left a message “just to check in” and make sure that the battery was okay. Really amazing service in this day and age. He has really earned my business, and I hope others read this review and give Bob’s Mobile Service a try as well.
Yelp comment Previous Review
Ross H., Danville, CA
5.0 star rating
I left the lights on in my car for 3 days while I was away on a trip. I tried over and over again to jumpstart the car, to no avail. I realized that it probably needed a new battery, and since I didn’t want to pay the fee to tow the car to Sears or Costco I checked to see if there was a mobile mechanic nearby to come deliver and install a battery.
I lucked out and randomly called Bob’s Mobile Car and Truck Service at 5:30 p.m.. Bob himself answered (no need to leave a message and hope for a call back) and he listened to the problem. I offered to meet him the next day or even the day after, figuring it would be a lot to ask for him to come over straight away. Well, he volunteered to bring over the battery within the 1/2 hour, even though I figured most mechanics would (rightfully) be calling it a day by 6.
He showed up when he said he would, but then went one better. Instead of just putting in the battery, he offered to try one more time to jumpstart the old battery (jump starting would be a charge that would be a lot cheaper than a new battery plus installation). Well, he was right. The car started right up. Turns out my jumper cables weren’t up to the task. Great news. On a whim, I asked him if he would be able to take a look at a new steering wheel I had just bought for the car, and before I knew it, he had the old wheel off, and the new wheel on, right there in the parking lot. He insisted that I test drive the car to make sure that the wheel was centered and balanced, and he also spent a couple minutes trouble shooting a loose wire problem.
After all this, the bill was really reasonable!
He was pretty careful to insist that I keep an eye on the battery and make sure to keep his card so that if it went dead again, he could offer me a FREE followup jump to make sure that I could get it going again. Turns out the jump did the trick, and the car is running just fine tonight.
I would not hesitate to recommend anyone call Bob to schedule fast, reliable, knowledgeable service
Yelp comment Ross H., Santa Barbara, CA
5.0 star rating
Bob’s Mobile Service is hand’s down the best car service I have ever used. He is very helpful, understanding, and well priced! I call him consistently with questions in which he always finds an answer for me. A+