Hello--my car wouldn't start and we took it to a local garage last Aug. 1st via tow. The garage gave us a receipt with out down payment that it would cost $950.00 and since that was very reasonable we agreed. This amount is in writing. Two and a half months later after daily calls from us and hearing every excuse in the book as to why it was taking ridiculously long, the front desk woman said to come and get it on Oct. 2nd. I did and paid the rest of the money I owed, the $550. The very next day they called me to say that they required another $1756! I said absolutely not and hung up. (The car was running smoothly, btw). A week later the garage reported my car as stolen! The city police took the report with my name no where on it. I have the receipts, the title, reg. And insurance proof. I did not steal my car. Outrageous. I have an older daughter that was driving it in a suburb and was pulled over, car impounded for being stolen. I was absolutely stunned. As I write, the car is still in that suburb impound, all these months later. Additionally, the ck engine had come on the day of impound and pep boys put it on their diagnostic and it reported engine problems. The mechanic told me he was going to have to replace the engine with a used one, then decided to rebuild the old one. Who knows what he actually did bc I received a receipt with no work/parts/labor. I was ignorant to the fact that info has to be on the receipt. I know this is a lot of info, but can I ask your expertise on this major issue?
have the same problem?
Monday, February 15th, 2016 AT 4:21 PM