by Kris Reid  March 27, 2010 8:54 pm

Hi I wanted to know if anyone could help me.. A car repair shop quoted me a price of 2600.00 for everything that needed to be done on my car and that’s it. Later he clled me back and said another 200.00 for more, I think he’s trying to scam me I wanted to know what you think I could do/ i would like to request a itemized list of everything he did and the price. I paid him 2,000 already and won’t have the rest until 2 weeks and he wants to charge me storage fees of 15 a day now I am in the birmingham area so if you could help me please do because I might have to go to court. What should I ask for when I go? He’s a scam I can feel it………..
brand new motor and labor which is 1,800.00 and he said 2600 for everything

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  1. by Danny To March 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    you never stated what issues are wrong with your car.

    you don’t like the price, get a 2nd opinion from another shop

  2. by tonalc1 March 27, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    You agreed to the repairs, you have to pay the bill, and he’s within his rights to charge you for storage.

    By law he has to provide you with a list of repairs, and to give you any old parts. (Give him a call now to try and retrieve the old items.) If you’re suspicious, you could bring those to a mechanic you trust for a second opinion.

  3. by Don G March 27, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    this guy is scamming you,I am in the auto repair business
    and he is taking you

  4. by elcamino man March 27, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    I’m sorry to have to tell you he is ripping you off. A brand new motor cost close to what hes charging you.

  5. by RyuSaiKan March 27, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    I suggest you check with the BBB or Better Business Bureau and see if they have any compliants against him. If he does and they are similar to yours. Sumit your’s to them and they will tell him to answer you questions and prove all cost are legit. If he does not then you will have a good chance in court of recoving some or all of you money.

  6. by shocked March 27, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Would need more details as to what they fixed, etc.

    Birmingham where?

  7. by mark h March 28, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Well first what is wrong with the car?Second of all ,its not uncommon for them to let you know or get your aproval over the phone if there is more work that is needed to be done, apon getting further invovled in a car.And before you left the shop there should be a work order that you had to sign on what services you are requesting to get done, and at what price for parts and labor.As far as the storage fee i dont think that is something you can argue as far as, once they preformed the work and its ready to be picked up its taking up their space from other cars, so i woudn’t think thats unreasonable providing after the date they notify you to pick it up.Just an example for the work order …say you go in and just want to replace your front brake pads.You sign your work order form for new pads, you leave and when they go to preform the work and apon inspecting they learn your rotors are in need of replacement, so then they will have to notify you, and inform you of more work that needs to be done ,before, being done without your consent and surprising you when you come to the door, that they cannot do so they would have to let you know…………….What involves everything.They should list the others , if your already paying 1800 for a motor what else is it that you need ?

  8. by baldie March 28, 2010 at 12:15 am

    hes a scam artist. go with someone with a vehicle that they can tow with and pay him for what hes already done on the car and have it towed back to your house and look for someone who you can trust.thats why i do my own work, i dont trust these so called mechanics. if i do something to my car and it doesnt work right, at least i know what i did.after you pay him for what hes done, get the receipt that showed you payed him.

  9. by Ozeki March 28, 2010 at 1:11 am

    rip off

  10. by mister ss March 28, 2010 at 1:33 am

    $1,800 for a new motor is very reasonable if it’s brand new and you really didn’t say what else he was doing to the car to arrive at the $2,600 figure but the price he gave you was an estimate probably and there was nothing in writing?, sometimes a mechanic runs into expenses on the car that are unforseen until you actually start doing the job and that is probably what happend but I would get an itemized list of everything he did and have him show you the old parts he took off, as far as the $15 a day storage that is a bunch of bull, I would get the money to pay the bill off somehow and get the car out of there.

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