I was searching for a mobile mechanic on craigslist, BIG MISTAKE, DON'T DO IT! I came across several ads and contacted a few. I ultimately chose Andy (Andre) Volsteedt a mobile mechanic from South Africa/London. He has a heavy ascent and PRETENDS to be friend. My car wouldn't start so I called him, he checked it out and told me what parts I needed. So later I got the parts, told asked him could he come back in about 2 days at certain time, Well instead of the mourning he shows up at night rushing. I asked him are you going to be able to see? He said yeah.
20 mins later he comes back in saying he fixed the problem, and that his first diagnose was incorrect, and that we didn't need the part at all but he fixed it. [continued below]....
..... This should have been a RED FLAG! He told it was running and I would have no problems going anywhere. He told me he wanted the same amount of money that we had agreed upon. At first I though it was kind of strange, but trusted him like a fool. Since he had only done 20 mins of work and used no parts. But I gave him the money anyway. He leaves and I start my car and go around the corner, 2 miles or about 3 mins later my car stops dead in the middle of the road. I think to myself what happen? So I have to push this car out of traffic, up a ramp. I call a tow truck, they come look at and say the problem was the exact same part, that this IDIOT OF A MECHANIC didn't install!
I called him when I returned home and he said he would return the next day and fixed the problem. But he never returned, never picks up his phone, always gives, excuses, he is always late, and never returns text messages.
I have been scammed by this guy and he doesn't respect you or your time. Don't hire him, REPORT THIS GUY TO THE POLICE. ANDY VOLSTEEDT WILL RIP YOU OFF! Sometimes he Goes by Andre, He is on craigslist scamming and running away with peoples hard earn cash. He says he lives in Spring but is believed to be Hiding in the Grogan Mill community of the Woodlands. DON'T BE FOOLED, BUY HIS LIES AND EXCUSES.
Here is his contact info