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What happens if a mechanic breaks something?

What happens if a mechanic breaks something?

When a mechanic breaks something, they have to replace or fix it. The bad part is they will not get paid for it. That is only fair, you break it you fix it. Not only will the mechanic have to replace/fix the part for free, they feel really bad about it.

Are mechanics liable for damages from repairs?

The simple answer is that, yes, mechanics can be liable for damages related to an auto accident. It’s the reason that nearly all shops carry a “garage keepers” insurance policy, which covers liability stemming from personal injury, among other things.

When can you sue a repair shop?

Breach of warranty – You may sue a mechanic if he/she fails to honor the warranty in the car repair or the costs. Fraud – If you discover that the mechanic charged you for parts that were not replaced or a service that was not provided, you may sue for damages.

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How can you tell if your mechanic is ripping you off?

8 Ways Your Mechanic Is Ripping You Off

  • Telling you your brake rotors need to be replaced, when they don’t.
  • Changing the spark plugs on a 50,000 mile car.
  • Emotionally blackmailing you into a repair.
  • Recommending miracle cure additives.
  • Sucking you in the door with free tire rotation or winter inspection.

Who should pay to fix broken parts of a car?

It depends entirely why something broke. If it was the negligence of the mechanic then it’s the mechanic’s fault and he/she should pay or fix it. If it was a neglected part or a part known to break when handled then the owner pays. A good example is motorbike exhaust headers.

Is it the mechanic’s fault if a part breaks?

If the part is broken by the mechanic accidentally or negligently it’s on the mechanic. In cases such as bolts twisting of regardless of attempts to save it it’s no ones fault but age and corrosion then it’s on the car owner. If he’s a good mechanic it will get fixed, and he will be the only one that knows it even happen.

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What to do if your car is damaged by a mechanic?

If you think that the mechanic intentionally damaged your vehicle as part of a scam, you may wish to contact the Office of the Attorney General in the state where the vehicle was repaired. This office is usually tasked with handling consumer concerns. Another option is to pursue the matter through small claims courts.

Who makes the choice to repair or not to repair a car?

However, the customer the one that makes the choice to repair or not to repair. In a perfect world, no cars would ever break. If they did break, everyone would have the time and money to fix them. So how does a shop handle a situation like this?