Mechanic hassle in Nigeria

Nigerian mechanics are agents of frustrations and waste. Majority of Nigerians have been victims of the vices of mechanics or so-called “engineers” and wrong vehicle diagnoses. All that most Nigerians have with these mechanics are bad experiences, waste of money, and more damage done to their vehicles. Mechanics, who are meant to be the heroes of automobile repairs and servicing, are the villains that cost more pain and hurt.

Woman stranded after car breaks down
It’s also possible that you may not have had bad luck with mechanics, but you have been helpless due to the inability to get a mechanic or mechanic shop near you. Being stranded, not only being the worst possible case scenario, poses severe threats like robbery, kidnapping, etc.

This was almost the case of Mrs. Jane Doe (identity withheld); at around 9pm, her car broke down in the middle of nowhere. In desperate need of help, she combed her contact list looking for help; her husband could not drive out to get to her. Scared and helpless, a contact reached out, referring her to an online automobile repair platform. In fifteen minutes after placing the order for a mechanic, a mechanic showed up, and in no time the mechanic fixed her car correctly.

The next day her husband reached out to the company, leaving an excellent remark and top rating.



TRACK A MECHANIC is an automobile repair and online service platform for all vehicular emergencies.

Track a mechanic is an online platform that connects drivers in distress to verified mechanics by using the GPS features embedded in their mobile phones. Their services are centered on car repairs and self-help information.

One key feature of this platform, aside from being convenient and affordable, is that all their registered mechanics are competent and mobile. In addition, each mechanic is vetted, and their success rate is determined before registration and deployment to help customers.

Transparency is at the core of Track a Mechanic. Understanding how important your car is to you, they work hard to make sure that getting your car repaired on-site is easy, professional, and safe.

Say goodbye to the unlucky touch of so-called mechanics and being stranded due to a sudden vehicle breakdown.

File Photo: Auto mechanic fixing a car issue

Their services include about 80 percent of car repairs ranging from a simple oil change to repairing ignitions and exhaust problems. The company offers a range of affordable packages.

Check out their websites for more information,

Curious about how the mechanics are vetted?


TRACKAMECHANIC also acts as a network of expert mobile mechanics and workshops. Independent mechanics apply to join our network. Every mechanic goes through an extensive screening process that includes background, criminal, and reference checks. Once approved, mechanics are booked for jobs through Track A Mechanic platform. Your service agreement is with Track A Mechanic, not the individual mechanic.


Mechanics are screened through a two-step process:

Step 1: A background check and skills check is performed, as well as a one-on-one interview with the mechanic. About 5-10% of the mechanics who apply are approved.

Step 2: If the mechanic passes the screening process, they are allowed to accept jobs from customers. Our mechanics are rated by the customer after every job to ensure the highest service standards are upheld.



So many reasons to give, but let this experience tell you the reason.

“Hi, my name is Chris, I drive a Toyota Avensis. Knowing how frustrating mechanics are, I tried to do all the fixing and servicing myself with online tutorials and street knowledge. But all to no avail, there are lots of inaccurate information out there, and this misinformation finally led me to seek out a mechanic.

First, I asked my friends for their mechanics and if I could trust them. With all the assurance, my car got worse.

As a young guy trying to hustle in Lagos, mobility is essential for me. So my car was of grave concern to me; I finally resorted to an online search for a good mechanic, I was desperate. I stumbled on an auto repair service platform; the first consultation was good. But the second consultation was awful, and the mechanics did not service my car correctly. So I was back to square one.

On Instagram, one day, I saw a sponsored post for Track A Mechanic. I checked out their website and was impressed; their service cost was surprisingly cheaper than the last platform. I booked a full car service and was satisfied with the work done. I still use them to date, and it’s my consistency.”

Visit Track a Mechanic today,

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