These two guys are amazing. They kind of saved the day for us, I'm serious. Allow me to introduce you. This is Alex and Christian. They have a brilliant business. C&A Automotive Services. And here's the really genius part of it. It's a mobile automotive service. They come to you to fix your car. What a great idea! Crazy and ingenious. And not only do they bring the repair shop to you, but they are genuinely nice guys who did an amazing job. We are just so wowed!
Here's what happened. This past Sunday, Tim and I were out and about, just off on yet another explore, when suddenly I hear Tim say, "uhoh". That is never a good thing to hear but especially when you are nowhere close to home. I had been looking out my side window so I shifted my glance to the front window and saw nothing alarming. So I very calmly said, "What?" assuming that I had misunderstood what he said. It wouldn't be the first time. Equally calmly, Tim responded that the entire dashboard had lit up like a Christmas Tree.
I know very little about cars. But even I know that is not normal car behaviour. Tim moved over to the right lane so we could slow down a bit in some wild and woolly traffic. "We have no signal indicators" Tim announced, again very calmly. He is always very calm. I find this to be a wonderful quality, especially in an emergency. "Okay" I responded, trying to match him, calm for calm. "So what should we do?" I was eyeing the road ahead for reasonable spots to pull over if it became necessary. "Well the car is still running, let's see if we can make it all the way home." Through some miracle, we actually did.
Because Tim is a very smart guy, he backed into the driveway (in case he had to be towed y'see). He put the car into park and turned off the ignition, waited a beat and attempted to turn it back on. I say attempted because turning the key accomplished absolutely nothing. The car was kaput. So I moved on to other things while Tim did some research trying to decide what to do next.
Eventually Tim told me that he found this mobile car repair service that had stellar reviews. Local guys, who would come to us and repair the car right here in our driveway. And that they would be coming here on Tuesday morning! Wow! It sounds too good to be true.
Now I have heard of lots of home services. We can order nearly anything through Amazon and have it delivered to our houses. Our local grocery store, Publix even delivers. Almost any meal that we desire can be brought right to us, pizza, burgers, chinese food, Italian... I've seen quite a number of other mobile services such as mobile pet care vans and bloodmobiles and bookmobiles. But I NEVER even heard of a mobile Auto car service. What a fabulous idea!
Any time before this that one of our cars had have repair or service, it was always an issue of coordinating schedules so that two cars go, to drop one car off at the shop and then the opposite to pick up. Kind of a pain in the arse, y'know? Then add in the extra special exciting part where I am seriously uncomfortable (read total panic attack) driving off island and you have a super fun event ever single time one of our cars needs work.
This time, Tim didn't have to miss any work. We did not have to coordinate schedules. I did not have to have a panic attack. Alex and Christian just drove into the driveway with their big white work van, talked with Tim for a few minutes, got the keys and got to work. In very short order, they knew what the problem was, called for the parts to be delivered and boom it was done.
I cannot say enough good things about these guys and their service. If you are a local, and ever need car repair, call them. You will not regret it:
If you are not a local, go ahead and be jealous. I am fine with that.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.