Dan Jalopee received his BS from the University of Portland in communication. Armed with his education, Dan went to work as a mechanic at a european car clinic.
As a youngster Dan had learned how to disassemble and repair his VW bug. Dan started at the bottom of the totum pole at the car clinic, changing oil and repairing/changing tires. Dan was a quick learner and moved up the organization quickly, taking on more sophisticated tasks. After three years at the clinic, Dan was working on all aspects of car repair. Dan thoroughly enjoyed his job but he was mentally challenged when diagnosing the problems.
After working at the car clinic for two and half years Dan became restless and wanted to run his own business. He considered opening a garage but ruled that out as it would require too much capital. On a suggestion from a friend Dan looked into a mobile car inspection, an unfilled niche, in servicing used car buyers.
Portland Mobile Auto Inspectors will be a one man operation. Armed with a laptop computer and a mobile phone, Dan will be able to make appointments and serve the customers alone with the independence of his vehicle.