Auto repair

Mobile auto repair leaves single mom in trouble

DENVER – Contact Denver7 regularly hears about bad mechanics, but now a mobile mechanic is a new spin on what consumers should be careful of, after a pregnant mom is left with no money and a car that’s always broken down.

There was a time when Midori Edwards trusted everyone, but this single mother of a toddler says the trust is now broken.

“I’m mad at myself. Honestly, I felt like I forced myself on,” Edwards said, tearing up as she held her daughter in her arms. “I should have had it towed or had an extra instead of doing it like I did.”

A few months ago, she was thrilled to find that Englewood-based AACJL Mobile Auto Repair would come to her apartment.

“I googled it,” she said. “I couldn’t drive my car, and if I had to tow it, I wouldn’t have enough money to get it fixed besides putting it to work.”

In May he managed to fix his car, so last month when his car again had trouble starting, she called the same mobile mechanic.

This time, however, she said, the mobile mechanic disabled her car, drove her $60 to buy a part, then texted that he had a flat tire.

“I proposed to my sister and I could pick it up, but he said he finally got it fixed,” she said. “And that was the last time he answered.”

The owner of the business was also not responding to our texts or calls, and when we went to the address listed on the Secretary of State’s website, the mobile mechanic no longer lived there. Another address listed on the company’s website appeared not to exist at all.

Meanwhile, Edwards is due to deliver baby number two any day now. She’s supposed to be bedridden, but said she couldn’t rest until she warned others not to trust mobile mechanics until the job was done.

“I don’t know what to do. I don’t have anyone to help or more money to give,” she said. “I’m disappointed in myself.”

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