Mechanic is a older term used in the Auto Repair industry. When a Auto Repair Technician hears Mechanic they think of the guy who can just Install Parts and not truly Diagnose a Car Running Issue. But to the Mechanic or Mobile Mechanic and the pros and cons of them.
Mechanic at a Auto Repair Facility
Most Mechanic at a Auto Repair facility is required to have Auto Certifications and has Continued Education to keep up on Modern Electrical and Driving Systems. The other plus is the Warranty is carried with the shop and usually Auto Repair shops have better warranty programs. This is also a bonus because most Mobile Mechanic may quite or get a job at a Auto Repair Shop and give up working in peoples driveways losing all Warrantys and Records. And finally, they may not always be Cheaper plus having your car tore down in your driveway on top of any Fluid Stains that may result from the work.
Some Mobile Mechanic may be qualified Auto Repair Mechanic going out on their own. This is a great way or them to start and build a business without a huge investment. Because of this sometimes their prices may be cheaper but may result in lack of insurance if something go wrong and the risk of them going back to their old job or new job. Also, they may have issues sourcing Auto Parts to get the Right Part at the right price.
Truly it is your decision on who you use for a Mechanic but a respected Auto Repair Shop that has been in business for years is always a quality decision for you Auto Repair needs.