Ask a Legal Question
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Legal Action Against Repair Shop

    Jurisdiction / State: Georgia

    Without my knowledge, a mechanic did not mount and ground an electrical component using the appropriate hardware. Instead, the mechanic used zip-ties to fasten the component. I discovered this when a month later, my vehicle began to misfire and lose power. A diagnostic revealed that one of the zip-ties broke and the component was dangling. The mechanic said it was an aftermarket part and the hardware didn't fit. The auto shop refuses to refund the money for the repair, but has offered to repair the vehicle. Given this is a shop that cuts corners, I do not want them working on my car. Do I have any basis for taking the shop to small claims court?


  2. Super Moderator Samaritan & Scholar
    army judge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Pago Pago
    Posts
    14,828
    Thanks
    275
    Thanked 1,569 Times in 1,549 Posts
    Sure, you can take them to small claims.
    You might even prevail.
    But, then you'll have to TRY and collect your judgment.
    That's the hardest part.
    If I were in your position, having them do it right will be more productive than small scams court.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    2,125
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 157 Times in 155 Posts
    There is no reasonable excuse why they cannot fix it.

Similar Threads

  1. Suing auto repair shop
    By lorena in forum Car Sales, Dealers, Repairs, Lemon Law
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-28-2013, 07:42 PM
  2. Used Car Lemon Law or Sue Repair Shop?
    By niktionary in forum Car Sales, Dealers, Repairs, Lemon Law
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-09-2009, 02:59 AM
  3. Car Damage at Repair shop
    By jason123 in forum Small Claims & Municipal Court
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-14-2009, 09:29 AM
  4. Is the auto repair shop ripping me off?
    By peewee221100 in forum Small Claims & Municipal Court
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-15-2008, 02:55 PM
  5. Auto repair shop liability?
    By DKF1808 in forum Other Debt, Collection, Garnishment
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-29-2006, 12:25 AM

Log in

Log in