Did this mechanic mess my car up?

Tiny
DOUJAE
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  • 2003 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 86,000 MILES
My brakes were sort of grinding before I took my car to the mechanic. So, once I took it to the mechanic and left it there with a trustworthy friend that worked there as well, I came back to pay the man and I drove my grandmother's car home while the friend drove the car home. Once I got home, I had to take my grandmother somewhere in her car. Bottom line is, I did not drive it until this morning. I got in at about 4:20 and pulled off at 4:22. Immediately I noticed that my car was jumping, I literally felt like I have hydrolics. And it jumped basically the whole way to the airport, but it got better as I drove. I thought it had stopped until I got on the freeway on the way home and it jumped uncontrollably and even the steering wheel was acting funny. What should I do?
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Sunday, December 20th, 2015 AT 5:51 AM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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Take it back and have it looked at if it's something he did there should be no charge and fixed right.
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Sunday, December 20th, 2015 AT 8:36 AM
Tiny
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Jumping? As in bouncing? It sounds like either your shocks/struts are severely worn, broken, or they disconnected them for some reason.

With the car parked, push down firmly and quickly on each of the 4 corners and count the bounces/rebounds. It should be less than 4 at each corner. Look underneath to ensure everything is connected.
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Sunday, December 20th, 2015 AT 8:37 AM
Tiny
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Thank you very much.
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Sunday, December 20th, 2015 AT 10:04 AM

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