Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Inexpensive, unlicensed mechanics who probably won't break your car
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"Uber" for car owners.

- battery boosts
- roadside tire repairs
- fuel delivery (up to 5 gallons)
- shovelling out of snowdrifts, pulling out of ditches
- tow services (home or garage) that can be satisfied with a rope and a tire
- driveway/parking-lot oil-changes, fluid fill-ups, light power-washes, etc
- drive you and car home from the bar, dentist's, etc
- discount on immediate personal transport bundled with other services.

Just guys/gals with nothing better to do making a few bucks.

Güber operatives can be easily recognized by their distinctive "whoopee caps".

FlyingToaster, Sep 26 2017

If you're "of a certain age(/locale)" or enjoy "Classic" American TV https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goober_Pyle
[FlyingToaster, Sep 26 2017]


       Sounds like Craigslist - many of these services can be found advertised there, or if you offer appropriate compensation in the correct area of the service a respondent will contact you almost immediately.
normzone, Sep 26 2017

       We like this. [+]   

       It would be better if it were a member-to-member service, i.e. both parties have a minimum level of technical vehicle skill and knowledge, but have just been "caught out" by circumstances.
8th of 7, Sep 26 2017

       My dad's church sponsors a 'CARS' ministry in which volunteer mechanics, a few of which are actually mechanics and most of which are just guys with shop tools, donate their time to fix cars of people who can't afford it otherwise. They have some stipulations so as not to put the mechanics out of business.   

       To support the ministry and buy parts, they sell donated cars that are also fixed up to the general populace.
RayfordSteele, Sep 27 2017

       Taskrabbit has auto mechanics
beanangel, Sep 28 2017

       There are mobile tire change services that bring a tire- change truck to your home and change your car's tires right there. But I think they're usually a bit more professional and less giggy than Uber.
notexactly, Feb 11 2018


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