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CHARACTER
Mechanic
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Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto Online
Full name: Mechanic
Status: Alive
Gender: Male
Home: Determinant
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Main affiliation: Online Player
Businesses: Vehicle Mechanic
Voiced by: Unknown
"Don't worry boss! I'll be there in a heartbeat!"
―The Mechanic talking to the GTA Online Protagonist.

The Mechanic is a supporting character in Grand Theft Auto Online. The Mechanic repairs the Online Player's vehicles and delivers the vehicles to them when requested.

Overview

The Mechanic is a man hired by the Online Player upon their first purchase of a garage or an apartment that has one. The Mechanic's purpose is to repair any vehicles that the Online Player brings to the garage, as long as the vehicles aren't already destroyed, in which case a call to Mors Mutual Insurance will be necessary. The player can call the Mechanic to drop off any stored car to the Online Player's current location, as long as they are near a road. The Mechanic must be paid $50 per day to keep him employed, or else the Mechanic will suspend his services.

As of Title Update 1.10, the Mechanic will no longer deliver the player's car. This is possibly due to the Mechanic's tendency to crash or otherwise damage the player's vehicles while delivering them, because of AI glitches. It could also be due to the fact that the Mechanic tends to drive away when there is a fight going on. Instead, after the update, if the player asks for a car to be delivered, it will immediately spawn near the player.

Trivia

  • The picture in the player's contact list of the mechanic is a Los Santos Customs logo, indicating that is where he works.
    • If after speaking with the mechanic you view the dialogue tab, you will see a unique contact picture showing what may be his true appearance.
  • Despite each one having different physical appearances, every Mechanic has the same voice.
    • The Mechanic always wears a grey shirt and black shorts.
  • The Mechanic will often be unable to deliver vehicles, either because the Online Player is in an inaccessible location or simply because of bugs.
  • Although the Mechanic is employed by the player, he will act in a hostile manner if bumped or pulled from a vehicle by them, as if he were a random pedestrian.
  • Though the player can kill the Mechanic when arriving with a car, he will always be available and respawn.
  • Oddly, there are path files in the LS Storm Drain so if the player calls the Mechanic to deliver a vehicle while there, he will drop off the vehicle in the water.
  • Sometimes, the Mechanic will go past the player and drive off with the vehicle, requiring him/her to kill the Mechanic in some way or chase after the Mechanic in order to retrieve the vehicle.
    • Due to this glitch, in Title Update 1.10, the Mechanic no longer delivers the Personal Vehicle in person. Instead, the Personal Vehicle simply spawns near the player whenever it is requested.
  • A glitch may occur after patch 1.10 where if the player calls the mechanic after their personal vehicle has been destroyed, the wrecked car will spawn instead of the requested one. 
  • The Mechanic will not deliver bicycles.
  • The Mechanic can be found in the singleplayer mode as well, though the player cannot interact with him.

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