If a customer has left a car behind, you have repaired it, and have possession of it, then you can file a mechanic's lien and cause it to be sold.
There are companies in NC that handle the paperwork for you and get it advertised and conduct the sale.
Otherwise the statute is found here, in Ch. 44A of the NC legislative statutes:
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It is likely that you now have a statutory lien on the car. However, if you want to sell the car or file a lien, you need to make sure you follow the statutory requirements. There are time limits on your lien rights, so you should not wait to exercise your rights. Please be aware that, under NC statutes, you face potential liability for incorrectly selling the person's car. A North Carolina attorney can help ensure that you properly recover the amount you are owed.
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