- 1 Can I just leave my car at the mechanic?
- 2 How long can you leave your car at a repair shop?
- 3 Do I need to empty my car for a service?
- 4 What should you not say to a mechanic?
- 5 How do you negotiate with a mechanic?
- 6 Can I sue my mechanic for taking too long?
- 7 How long is too long for a car repair?
- 8 What does pick up and drop off mean?
- 9 How often should I get my car serviced?
- 10 What is pick up/drop service?
- 11 Do they wash your car after a service?
- 12 How do I know my car needs a service?
- 13 How long does a full service take?
Can I just leave my car at the mechanic?
Yes. Your mechanic has the legal right to keep your car until you pay the entire repair bill. This is referred to as a mechanic’s lien or garageman’s lien, which basically secures payment to the repair shop for the repairs that have been provided.
How long can you leave your car at a repair shop?
The repairer can keep your vehicle until the invoice has been paid (possessory lien).
Do I need to empty my car for a service?
When consumers leave their cars for service, the vehicle should be as empty as possible. Depending on the work being done in the vehicle, it can impair their ability to work efficiently.
What should you not say to a mechanic?
I recommend vehicle owners shouldn’t say to their mechanics:
- ‘Just do what it needs. ‘ This can leave a vehicle owner open for a very expensive repair.
- ‘I don’t know anything about cars. ‘ While many people may feel this way, I never believe it.
How do you negotiate with a mechanic?
* Ask for the “ fair repair” price you’ve identified. Show your AutoMD.com print-out and/or the competing estimates. If the shop refuses to budge on an estimate that’s too high, tell them that you’ll go to another shop. * Mechanics will often argue they’re not authorized to approve the lower price.
Can I sue my mechanic for taking too long?
You would have to go to Small Claims or District Court, depending on the amount of money sued for. You will probably need another mechanic to look at the car and tell you how much it is going to cost to finish it. You would sue the mechanic for the cost to finish minus the $500 you haven’t paid him yet.
How long is too long for a car repair?
Do not wait too long questioning how long a dealership can hold your car for repair. If it’s taking more than 30 days, then you have a solid case against the dealership. According to the California lemon law, you are entitled to a replacement or refund if the dealership holds your car too long for repair.
What does pick up and drop off mean?
To pick up is to go somewhere and bring someone or something with you when you leave the destination – usually in a car. For example: She picks up her children from school every day. To drop off is the opposite – to bring someone or something to a place, usually in a car. For example: We dropped him off at the airport.
How often should I get my car serviced?
How often should I service my vehicle? It’s recommended by manufacturers and mechanics alike, that a car should be serviced every 12,000 miles or every 12 months, whichever happens first.
What is pick up/drop service?
PUDO or Pick-up and Drop off point is a designated area where consumers receive or drop-off E-commerce packages at their convenience.
Do they wash your car after a service?
If you buy a new or used car, the dealership will never charge you for washing it. In fact, most dealers will even offer to wash your car when you get an oil change done, however, you should always refuse it.
How do I know my car needs a service?
The 7 signs to look out for
- Dashboard warning lights. Nothing says your car needs a service quite like a dashboard warning light.
- Strange noises.
- Dripping liquid and mystery puddles.
- Loss in power and frequent stalling.
- Brakes behaving differently.
- Smoke coming from the bonnet/exhaust.
How long does a full service take?
A full service is a complete check of the whole car, which should be carried out annually or every 12,000 miles. This service can take around 3 hours to complete.