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    Looking for a mechanic who comes to you, on your schedule? Wrench is a mobile mechanic platform with certified mechanics, who can perform a variety of maintenance and repair services on your vehicle. RSG contributor Chonce Maddox-Rhea outlines what you can expect from Wrench below.

    Quick summary:

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    • Need to have your car repaired? Wrench mechanics will come to you
    • Wrench has mobile mechanics in all 50 states and DC
    • Wrench provides a premium service (convenience) at premium prices

    If you want to keep your vehicle around long-term and keep it in good condition, you’ll have to keep up with maintenance and repairs. Car repairs aren’t fun, but they’re inevitable. One company that is changing the way you get your car serviced and repairs is Wrench.

    What is Wrench?

    Wrench supplies qualified mechanics to your door to fix your car. This service is perfect for rideshare drivers who need mechanic work done without having to tow your vehicle to the closet shop. They service all kinds of cars and trucks – your car is probably on that list too.

    They’ll do anything from oil changes and tune-ups to brake work, and getting your car started again. Wrench Mobile is a full-service mechanic shop without the building.

    In addition, mechanics are ASE certified. Most jobs can be done in your driveway or even in the parking lot at your job.

    How Does Wrench Work?

    If you are having car problems, simply call their number 844-997-3624 for service. Quotes through the phone can be done at no charge.

    If you know what’s wrong with your vehicle, you’ll get a fixed quote sent to you with how much the repair will be. If drivers don’t know what’s wrong with their car, that’s ok too. Wrench can send a mechanic out to do a diagnostic test on your vehicle at your home and give you a quote from there.

    Some people call Wrench the ‘Uber of car-repair’ but that actually isn’t a good comparison. Wrench uses mechanics they hired, instead of using independent contractors like Uber does. Wrench will even provide drivers with a 12 month/12,000-mile warranty.

    Wrench is also building on their fleet side of the business. Instead of just sending mechanics to homes, they also have mechanics do work for big transportation companies. Some of these Fleet companies include Garda Armored Cars and the United Postal services. CEO Ed Peterson has some big plans for the company, and they are heading in the right direction.

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    “Our dream is to be able to diagnose a vehicle without ever seeing it,” Petersen said.

    Wouldn’t that be something? Wrench is trying their best to get there.

    In 2020 Wrench purchased the Lemon Squad, which helped open the door to doing pre-purchase inspections on used vehicles.

    Where Can You Find Wrench?

    Launched in 2016, Wrench has serviced over 100,000 vehicles across the country.  There are Wrench mobile mechanics in all 50 states and DC. Some states have many participating cities.

    Some notable states that have multiple participating cities are California, Illinois, Florida, and New York.

    How Much Does an Average Wrench Service Cost?

    Diagnostic visits with Wrench cost around $82. One quote we found was just under $340 to change out heating pipes and a battery terminal. You can fill out their quote form online to estimate the cost of service for your car.

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    I requested a quote for a full oil change for my 2010 vehicle, and it seems like they are offering a very premium quality full-service oil change. This is how the quote breaks down.

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    This is quite a bit more expensive than what I’m using to paying (around ~$60-80 for synthetic oil), but it’s likely because you’re getting someone to come to your house!

    Wrench offers a routine maintenance monthly membership for both cars and trucks. The maintenance includes tire rotations, fluid top-offs, oil changes, and safety inspections. Truck owners pay $19.95 per month while cars pay $14.95.

    Overall, their prices vary depending on the service you need and remember, you’re also paying for the convenience of having a mechanic come to you.

    Wrench Promo Code

    Wrench has had promo codes over the years. The current one is through their Facebook page and includes a 10% discount when using the promo code holiday2020.

    Apps like Wrench

    RepairPal

    RepairPal has a nice tool through their website that allows customers to look up common car issues before they happen. This way, you’ll be looking out for potential issues before they start happening and be able to catch them before they get too bad.

    Repair Pal doesn’t focus as much on going to customer’s homes to do the work. They allow shops to join their certified shop network after going through the application process. These shops have to pay a monthly fee to stay in the program, but you can take your car to a local RepairPal partner to get your vehicle serviced.

    Rideshare Mechanic

    Rideshare Mechanic is another way to avoid having to drive to a mechanic and potentially dealing with a breakdown on the way.  A big focus for the company is providing rideshare inspections for both Lyft and Uber drivers.

    The typical inspection can be done in 15 minutes. Inspections can be completed right within the app. The video chat inspection option makes it even easier to get back on the road and earn.

    Wrench Alternatives

    There are plenty of mobile mechanic options out there including YourMechanic. The mechanics will come to your home or office 7 days a week. Mechanics are available in over 2,000 cities. They too service many makes and models including Lincolns, Hummer, BMW, and more.

    Summary

    Car repairs can get expensive and you shouldn’t trust just any mechanic to get you back on the road. All Wrench Mobile Mechanics are ASE certified. They come with some experience, with a few of the ones in my area having 20+ years in the industry.

    Want to do it yourself? Here’s how you can save money on car maintenance!

    Wrench wants to make sure you get your vehicle fixed without having to leave work or your home. They’ll even pick your keys up at a front desk if it comes down to that.

    Readers, have you or would you use a service like Wrench?

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    Chonce Maddox Rhea

    Chonce Maddox Rhea

    Choncé is a freelance writer who’s obsessed with living well on a budget and loves encouraging people to make extra money so they can meet their financial goals. She is happily married to one of the best Uber drivers in the Chicago metro area, who currently has 2,800+ trips under his belt.