Certainly you can take legal action against the mechanic, however, you will need to be able to prove any allegations made against mechanic by a preponderance of the evidence. This will in all likelihood mean that you will need to retain the services of expert mechanic to detail the things done wrong by the mechanic you are suing.
You will need to weigh the time and costs involved and the likelihood of success against the amount of damages you believe you have sustained.
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