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Can I get a Refund for auto repair when they didn't fix the problem?

Anaheim, CA |

I took my truck to a local auto repair shop after it started misfiring. I was informed that my truck needed new spark plugs, ignition wires, distributor cap, rotor, and a few other items to correct the problem. I received an estimate of $281.00 and approved the work to be done. In the course of the repair the mechanic noticed many of my vacuum lines were old, cracked, and leaking. I was told that they could all be replaced for an additional $100.00. I agreed to that as well. Two weeks later I get a call saying that my truck is ready. The owner says there is still a problem but he put a special chemical in it that might fix it. He said if it didn't it would probably need valve work. Bottom line is after two weeks and almost $400 my truck runs EXACTLY the same as when I dropped it off!!

Attorney Answers 1


Accepting those facts as true, you should be entitled to your $400 back. I hope the garage did not further damage your truck. If they refuse the refund, sue in small claims court.

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