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Do You Need a Car Breakdown and Mobile Mechanic Service?

When driving, mishaps and accidents cannot always be prevented. When your car breaks down in the middle of the road, there are a number of factors to consider, such as how to stay safe from other vehicles, how to get home safe, and how to recover your car.

If you have a breakdown or accident, you need to contact a breakdown and mobile mechanic service as soon as possible. A breakdown service puts the stressful task of repairing your car and getting you on your way in the hands of a professional. A mobile mechanic will collect your information and provide prompt breakdown and accident assistance. They will take you to your nearest garage or wherever else you need to go and may even be able to arrange an overnight stay or rental car if you are stranded.

What Does a Car Breakdown and Mobile Mechanic Do?

The assistance offered by a car breakdown and mobile mechanic can vary depending on the provider, but, in general, the aim is to help you to continue your journey as quickly as possible. This could mean some quick roadside assistance or towing your car to a local garage for a repair service. Breakdown specialists provide many services, including:

  • Diagnosing and repairing the problem: Professionals will diagnose and fix the problem with your car, either at a safe location on the roadside or at your nearest garage.
  • Flat tyre changing: A car mobile and breakdown professional will help you change any flat tyres, so that you can be on your way.
  • Towing your car: If your car has broken down or if you have a flat tyre that can’t be safely changed where you are, a car mobile and breakdown mechanic will be able to tow your car to a safer location or the closest garage.
  • Jump-starting a battery: If you do not have jumper cables with you or if you don’t know how to use them, a car mobile and breakdown specialist will be able to assist you. Jump-starting the car incorrectly could damage the entire wiring system, especially if your car is old.
  • Fuel assistance: You may have run out of fuel on the motorway or another location. A breakdown mechanic will be able to refuel your vehicle so that you can continue your journey.

How to Find a Car Breakdown and Mobile Service near You?

To find a car breakdown mechanic near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting where you are from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to car mechanics in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

Whether you are after a mobile mechanic to get you on your way or a car windscreen replacement and repair service, HaMuch has the qualified mechanic for you. We list only qualified tradesmen and allow you to compare prices so that you always get the best deal.

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Car Mechanic near London£42£269
Car Mechanic near Birmingham£28£176
Car Mechanic near Leeds£32£217
Car Mechanic near Glasgow£32£93
Car Mechanic near Sheffield£28£90
Car Mechanic near Bradford£34£214
Car Mechanic near Liverpool£36£249
Car Mechanic near Edinburgh£20£155
Car Mechanic near Manchester£36£228

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Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
The Wrekin£23£191
Bassetlaw£21£179
Swansea£23£185
Oldham£30£190
Glasgow£34£261
Aylesbury Vale£32£208
Newport£25£183
Pembrokeshire£16£140
Sevenoaks£31£222
Waverley£51£248

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
East Riding£22£185
Preston£28£155
West Lancashire£25£163
Exeter£20£157
Carmarthenshire£18£153
Sefton£22£165
North Ayrshire£23£192
Milton Keynes£27£209
Torbay£24£183
Middlesbrough£38£198

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Coventry£30£223
East Ayrshire£28£216
Milton Keynes£35£240
Middlesbrough£31£227
East Dunbartonshire£33£237
North Hertfordshire£36£238
North Lanarkshire£29£230
Barnsley£30£218
Braintree£34£238
Lisburn£24£174

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Cheltenham£31£258
Dudley£124£132
Windsor & Maidenhead£28£212
Barnsley£49£206
Rochdale£20£144
Bournemouth£30£255
Epping Forest£37£253
Maidstone£24£190
Tameside£26£175
Cardiff£17£150

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Halton£34£226
Bath & North East Somerset£39£222
West Lancashire£40£222
Bassetlaw£32£183
Neath Port Talbot£28£128
East Hampshire£58£288
East Riding£18£145
Redcar & Cleveland£32£217
Reading£80£193
Kirklees£35£301

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Reading£19£148
Fife£30£150
Bridgend£11£110
Bracknell Forest£18£137
Warwick£16£200
Gwynedd£12£92
Sevenoaks£20£133
Aberdeen£12£100
Flintshire£12£60
Oldham£14£110

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Salford£36£226
Reigate & Banstead£49£359
Windsor & Maidenhead£40£229
Trafford£36£228
Stafford£29£180
Slough£41£234
Guildford£47£277
Vale Royal£35£175
Nottingham£36£278
Amber Valley£36£260

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Carmarthenshire£30£198
Pembrokeshire£27£204
Sunderland£39£247
East Devon£35£240
Peterborough£36£245
Coventry£38£233
Stroud£40£277
Calderdale£33£217
Wigan£38£231
West Lothian£39£273

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Elmbridge£55£283
Luton£49£269
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£34£234
Gloucester£73£316
Norwich£39£234
Kirklees£33£218
The Wrekin£39£256
Peterborough£36£248
South Kesteven£40£261
Windsor & Maidenhead£52£274

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Windsor & Maidenhead£34£192
Mid Bedfordshire£29£190
Wirral£23£154
Broxtowe£20£165
Vale of White Horse£24£175
Chelmsford£27£173
Bristol£24£170
Thamesdown£21£159
Aberdeen£23£173
Vale Royal£20£146
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