One of the benefits of our OBD-II device is that it can help you identify ways to keep your car at peak performance. The diagnostic device helps provide transparency into key operational features of your car so that you can make every effort to keep your vehicle in the best possible shape. If you have any questions about the health of your car, or if you get a diagnostic trouble code, you can click on the “Ask a Mechanic” button to ask our on-staff mechanic for advice.
We often get asked who’s behind our “Ask a Mechanic” feature and we’re happy to share that we actually do have real humans acting as our in-house mechanics! One of those mechanics, “Mechanic Matt”, has agreed to contribute to our blog on what we call “Maintenance Mondays”. He’ll offer advice to help keep your car’s health in check.
I have been interested in cars ever since I was a young boy and in high school, I took an auto shop class where I realized that I had a future in the business of automotive repair. I studied at Cal State University Hayward, earning my degree in Small Business Management while working full time at a local repair shop as a technician. After I received my degree , I obtained my certificate of ASE Master Technician and then obtained my California smog license certifying me to smog and repair every make and model vehicle. Twenty-seven years later, I still work at that same local repair shop, except now, I am the owner. As a team we strive to provide the absolute best customer service and auto repair in the Bay Area.
I have a passion of older cars, for their beauty and brawn, but thrive on all of the new technological advances of modern vehicles, especially when it comes to alternative fuel vehicles. I joined Metromile about a year ago and now hold the position of “Mechanic Matt”. My duties include responding to customer needs and concerns about their vehicles maintenance requirements, operations, the understanding and severity of diagnostic trouble codes, and repair guidance. I enjoy the creative atmosphere that Metromile has developed and look forward to sharing my knowledge with all of you!