Make a written demand to the first mechanic for all your money back and the cost of additional repairs necessary as a result of his negligent work. If he does not pay you, then tell him you will report him the State of California Bureau of Automotive Rpair. If he still resists, report him to the Bureau. Also if he is an authorized repair service by AAA or someone else file a complaint also the better business bureau.
If you get nowhere hire an attorney or go to small claims court and seek redress.
Please note this message does not create an attorney-client relationship or is this message intended as legal advise.
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