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Can the repair shop charge me more than they said they would?

Can the repair shop charge me more than they said they would?

Many laws say the final cost may not exceed the estimate over a certain percentage. They can provide a written estimate for the price of labor and parts (final bill must not exceed the estimate by more than 10\%)

Should a customer pay for a auto repair that was misdiagnosed?

PSA: If a shop misdiagnoses your car and makes a repair that fails to fix the problem, they’re obligated to correct their mistake. Disclaimer: You HAVE to request and pay for diagnosis for this to be valid.

What to do if a mechanic overcharges you?

What To Do If You Think A Mechanic Overcharged You

  1. Remain calm – This is easier said than done as your natural reaction is to get upset at the charges.
  2. Politely ask for an explanation – Ask whoever is helping you to explain the charges for the work performed.
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Can you negotiate with a car repair shop?

* Negotiate before any work is done, when you still have the power to go elsewhere. Never assume you’ll be able to haggle after the repairs are completed. The shop can refuse to return your vehicle until your bill is fully paid. * Ask for the “fair repair” price you’ve identified. Show your AutoMD.com print-out and/or the competing estimates.

Can I negotiate with the original garage to finish the job?

If you want the original garage to finish the job you should negotiate a new deadline for the repairs to be carried out. If you’re not sure what the new deadline should be, you could get the opinion of another garage about how long the repairs should take.

Can you negotiate true parts pricing online?

You’ve checked true parts pricing online…So now you’re ready to negotiate the price before you authorize any work. Most people simply don’t realize they can negotiate auto repair work.

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Do you have a right to a reasonable price from the garage?

If you don’t think the extra charged is reasonable, ask the garage to reduce the price. If no price was agreed before the work was done, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 gives you the legal right to only pay a ‘reasonable price’. Tell this to the garage.