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Where do I stand on a misdiagnosis when I've already paid for the repair and driven the car home? [closed]

Where do I stand on a misdiagnosis when I've already paid for the repair and driven the car home? [closed]
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  1. What happens if a mechanic is misdiagnosed?
  2. Can you sue a mechanic for misdiagnosis?
  3. How do I dispute a mechanics bill?
  4. What can I do if a mechanic rips me off?
  5. Can mechanic charge more than quoted?
  6. How do I file a claim against a mechanic?
  7. Can I get a refund from a mechanic?
  8. How much does it cost to sue a mechanic?
  9. Do car dealerships overcharge for service?
  10. Can you negotiate with a body shop?
  11. Do mechanics have to warranty their work?

What happens if a mechanic is misdiagnosed?

In most cases, it will never get that far - the shop will cave and agree to properly diagnose your problem and correctly fix it. Usually, the mechanic that failed to do their job correctly will be back-flagged for the labor and in some cases they'll even be charged for the parts as well.

Can you sue a mechanic for misdiagnosis?

Individuals may sue the mechanic for defective mechanic work. Defective mechanic work, also called faulty repair work, occurs when a mechanic negligently makes repairs that result in vehicle damage or injury to people.

How do I dispute a mechanics bill?

If you have a bad feeling about the work performed, dispute your bill carefully. If you can't find a resolution, ask for the old parts (should you need evidence) and take your dispute, in writing, through the chain of command.

What can I do if a mechanic rips me off?

If you believe you've been a victim of an auto repair rip-off, notify your state attorney general's office, local consumer protection agency and file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. Don't let it go.

Can mechanic charge more than quoted?

If you got a written estimate, the repair shop can charge you up to 10% more than the estimated amount. For example, if the estimate was for $1,000, the final repair bill could be up to $1,100, but no more than that.

How do I file a claim against a mechanic?

How to File a Complaint Against a Mechanic

  1. File a complaint with the California Bureau of Automotive Repairs ("BAR")
  2. File a complaint with the Better Business Bureau ("BBB")
  3. File a small claims court lawsuit.

Can I get a refund from a mechanic?

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You may be able to "get a refund or partial refund if a mechanic misdiagnosed [your] vehicle." Gather your evidence, including a second opinion from another mechanic and go to court.

How much does it cost to sue a mechanic?

The amount you will pay to file a small claims lawsuit in California depends on how much you are suing the mechanic for. You will pay between $30 to $75 to file the lawsuit. If you cannot afford to pay court fees, you can ask the court to waive the fees.

Do car dealerships overcharge for service?

It is a myth that the dealer always overcharges for service and repairs. But it does happen all the time.

Can you negotiate with a body shop?

Discuss the Price

Then, in your initial contact with a shop, ask about the estimated cost and mention your price expectations upfront. Women and young customers may be less accustomed to negotiating prices, but haggling can also help decrease the quote without affecting the quality of the work.

Do mechanics have to warranty their work?

In the United States, you have no such entitlement. A 90 day warranty on parts & repairs from an independent auto-mechanic is not a bad offer. You are unlikely to get much (any) better than that at a dealership service station. ... To a certain extent, this is a problem for the mechanic also.

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