Rapid Car Repairs Ltd , Derbyshire | ClickMechanic

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Book Dave

(30 ratings)

  • 25 years professional experience

  • 68 completed bookings

  • Active since September 2014

Qualifications

  • NVQ Level 1 Qualified
  • NVQ Level 2 Qualified
  • NVQ Level 3 Qualified
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Qualified
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Qualified
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Qualified
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Rapid Car Repairs Ltd , Derbyshire | ClickMechanic

Dave C
I start my automotive career when I left school at 13 working at a garage around corner from where I grew up as my Dad was mechanic and I learnt a lot from him. When I turned 16 I went into full time employment at a local garage learning car repair the old school way. After working at the independent I then went to work at the fast fit centre of Halfords for 7 years. Following this I then worked at a Kia dealership staying their for 13 years. At this company I started as a technician and then worked in multiple functions through out the company including being workshop foreman and head MOT tester. In 2012 I went full time as a mobile mechanic and have never looked back since. Read more
William
17th August 2017
Honda CRX Car Won't Start Inspection
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the problem was diagnosed to the distributor. I was not convinced because the distributor was only a few years old. Managed to get the car started and drove to my local Honda dealer where the problem was diagnosed to a fuel pump relay. This was replaced and subsequently the car has performed without fault.
Whilst I appreciate that this type of issue is difficult I did not feel that the diagnosis moved me forward and may have resulted in me buying an expensive part which was not necessary and would not have solved the problem.

Reply from Dave:

The booking was between 12.00 & 14.00pm and i got there at 13.00pm. When i got to the house i found the customer very polite. The customer turned the key and the car started first time. I checked over for any visible faults and all i could find was the positive battery clamp was loose which I tightened up. I explained to the customer that the distributor is a common fault with these cars but I also noted that it had been replaced recently so i doubt it would be that at fault. As I was about to leave the customer turned the key again and the car wouldnt start. I checked for fuel pressure at the fuel rail, fuel was present. I removed the spark plugs to see what they were like and they looked ok. I checked for a spark at the plug and there was no spark present. I removed the dizzy cap to have a look for any faults and there was nothing visible. I explained to the customer that there is no spark to the plugs and the fault pointed to the distributor/coil assy. I tried to price one up and there was nothing listed with my supplier. I explained to the customer that the unit would be expensive and suggested going online to the owners clubs and possibly ebay to locate a replacement. Ive been in the trade for over 23 years and I was always taught to believe if there is no spark at the plugs the car is not going to start. Read more

Steven
24th August 2016
Ford Fiesta Front brake discs including pads replacement
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The work that he did on my car was good would recommend him too anyone.

Brian
25th July 2016
MG ZS Car has got a/c which is more labour to do
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very good

Steve
9th July 2016
Saab 9-3 Car Leaking Outside Inspection
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Absolutely first class all round from communication through to service and expertise. Highly recommended.

Tanya
7th July 2016
Porsche Boxster Diagnostic Inspection
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The mechanic came on time and rang before hand indicating specific time of arrival. Very polite and helpful. After diagnostics, it was diagnosed as a fuel pump problem.

Sharon
22nd June 2016
Ford Explorer Diagnostic Inspection
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Dave was prompt and polite; knew what the issue was almost straight away and left me with a fix that meant my car is safe and usable. Would happily recommend.

Luc
16th May 2016
BMW 3 Series Diagnostic Inspection
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Professional work provided. Clear and fair.

Jason
15th April 2016
Nissan Navara/Pick-up Car Is Smoking Inspection
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Brilliant guy, fully explained what was wrong,
spotted things I'd missed and soon put my mind at rest,
taught me a few things about mechanics too

Clinton
16th March 2016
Volvo XC90 Pre-purchase Inspection
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I found David to be very professional, his communication with myself was second to none.

Elaine
13th March 2016
Ford Fiesta Pre-purchase Inspection
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Unfortunately, the report for the inspection took too long to be sent (almost 40 hours)