Cosmic Automotive Engineers , West Midlands | ClickMechanic

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(595 ratings)

  • 10 years professional experience

  • 1442 completed bookings

  • Active since November 2014

Qualifications

  • NVQ Level 3 Qualified
  • ATA Level 4 Accredited
  • Institute of Motor Industry level 3
  • Vosa Dvsa Mot Tester
  • IMI Member
  • Vosa Dvsa
  • IMI Vehicle Assessor
  • ATA Level 3 Accredited

Cosmic Automotive Engineers , West Midlands | ClickMechanic

Kalim S
I am a diagnostic technician, qualified MOT tester, Institute of Motor Industry assesor and general mechanic following my father's footsteps who has over 40 years experience in the trade. Having completed my qualifications I've spent 8 years running my own garage in Birmingham. On site recovery truck and full facilities in case your car needs to be returned to our workshop to be completed. I have a methodical and honest approach to my work.
Peter
14th April 2024
Honda Civic MOT with collection & delivery
Full Service
Clutch replacement
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Kalim was friendly and of great knowledge, and I am very happy with work he carried out.
Before he started any work he sent video with my car over ramp stripped down, showing me old parts for clutch he had taken off and showing me worn fly wheel that also needed replacement and other parts. He was prompt on time for collection of my car and returned back to me when car was finished.
Took 3 days from start to finish to complete work some of that time was waiting for parts.
I have no hesitation in to recommend Kelvin as hard honest worker and a specialist mechanic and would with no doubt use him again if need be and fully deserves is 5 stars reputation.

Kathryn
9th March 2024
Volvo S40 Clutch replacement
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Kalim was a really nice guy, he kept us informed throughout with photos and videos, collected the car and returned it as soon as the clutch was fixed, I would highly recommend using this mechanic, he is trust worthy and skilled.

John
29th February 2024
Kia Picanto Clutch replacement
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Kalim went way above what he needed to do, great communication including pictures and videos. How many of your local garages do that? 100% trustworthy and a credit to his profession. I would not hesitate to use kalim again.

Harry
19th February 2024
BMW 3 Series Diagnostic labour for warranty company report dmf/ clutch
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Kalim was exceptionally knowledgeable and patient and highly professional with the services he provided
The car was with him for longer than anticipated with warranty delays and part delays, and he worked with me throughout the whole three weeks, kept me updated and informed of every step of the process and this was daily chats via text or phone
Will definitely recommend Kalim as a specialist mechanic and I will truly stand by his work and use him again, he managed to get my clutch flywheel and gearbox sorted and he even drove to pick up the parts personally upon receiving the wrong parts
An absolute top bloke and an even better mechanic
Thank you for everything.

David
10th February 2024
Honda Civic Clutch replacement
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Kalim was fantastic, communicated to me all the way through the fix and couldn't be happier with the work he has done, would recommend highly.

Jill
8th January 2024
Vauxhall Zafira Recovery fee
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Kalim was great very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful explaining what was wrong in a way I could understand

Jill
8th January 2024
Vauxhall Zafira Clutch replacement
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Kalim was brilliant so helpful, polite and friendly. Explained everything that he had done and why. Would definitely recommend him to anyone with a car problem

Vadim
1st January 2024
Honda Civic Clutch replacement
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Kalim Safdar literally saved me and my family when after a breakdown on the M5 motorway and waiting for rescue (for 12 hours!) we were stuck in Birmingham. He took our Honda Civic, promptly diagnosed all the problems, sent me a very informative video, and soon we discussed the options in a phone call. We agreed to replace the clutch, flywheel and gearbox. It was difficult to get brand new parts during the days just after Christmas, the delay could have been very long, but Kalim's contacts helped him obtain secondhand gearbox and flywheel, both in good condition. The whole process took less than a day! We happily drove back to Liverpool and celebrated the New Year in our house.

I think, if all car mechanics were as great as Kalim Safdar, our world would definitely be a much better place.
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Jonathan
19th October 2023
Kia Sportage Clutch replacement
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Really good service - went above and beyond all the way through the process

John
18th October 2023
Audi A4 Gearbox oil seal replacement (customer supplied parts)
Clutch replacement
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The Mechanic was not local to the area and came 50+ miles away? He seemed okay at first and was kind enough to leave his car for me to use as he had to drive my car to carry out the repairs, he was sent pictures of the repairs carried out and some reports of work done, I had to wait two days longer due to having a gearbox inspection carried out by a supposed third party as a cash job that cost £795 plus £568.82 for a flywheel on top of my Click Mechanic price of £755.71 bring a total of £2119.53.
It took two days after the car was delivered back to get an invoice for the work done, the problem was he would not give me the name of the third party who carried out the gearbox inspection or put it on the invoice, I find this highly suspicious.

Reasons being I suspect the inspection has not been carried out and I have been charged and ripped off £795, I have asked repeatedly that I would like to know the company who carried out the inspection and he will not give the information, this can only be for two reasons, 1, the company does not exist and he has ripped me off or 2. He is protecting some one is not paying tax on work they do, I believe the work has not been done as it is evident that the gearbox has not been opened, I know the signs as I am a recently retired technician of 40 years working and training technicians and Mechanics, I know this trade very well and this is a familiar con that I have seen happen to people in the past.
This Mechanic should be investigated as he could be doing this to many people that are not aware because he comes across as a honest person but is a total con man.
I will be doing my own investigation on this mechanic and his company through legal channels to recover the money he stole from me.
I will not be using Click Mechanic for some time and will not recommend to the many people I know in the trade until I know this mechanic is not on your list of mechanics.
Thank you
Regards
J. Burnside.
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