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How long can a mechanic keep your car for???

J4GG4J4GG4

Wanted to know my rights on this...

Car is in garage bills at nearly 1k and still not fixed (this is mostly labour costs £40 per hour + vat. Only £180 was for a part which didnt fix the problem when they said it probably would fix it). Its been almost 2 months also which i am paying £110 a month on insurance, if i cancel it i will lose even more!.

Maybe a stupid question but is there a limit to the amount of time a garage can keep your car for without it being fixed? Only i am thinking to getting it back but i will be £800 out of pocket and still at square 1.

Also is there a reasonable limit to which they can charge?

Not hoping i will get a answer i want to hear but when your in these kind of situations it corners you and your abit helpless!!

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    J4GG4
    numptyj
    lol there some cool looking versions, most on google look like they had been pimped with spoilers and big wheels, does yours look that pimped? lol


    Not really ive only got go fast stripes badboy bonet, loud exhaust, neon washer jets and neons under the car (green)
    numptyj
    J4GG4
    Not really ive only got go fast stripes badboy bonet, loud exhaust, neon washer jets and neons under the car (green)


    nice and subtle then lol
    J4GG4
    ei8hty5ive
    Is the battery draining or just not starting???


    Key wouldnt turn, got that fixed/replaced and they say its still not working, But said it needed that anyway. Bit odd for it to get numerous problems at once. Battery was draining because car was stuck as if the key was in position 2 (ignition on but not started). I appriciate all your replies in trying to help but its beyond me and other VERY experienced mechanics on this particular car. Nobody would be able to guess over the net.

    Will have a proper read to what johnny posted up so i know if i come into a problem i will know what to do.
    Mecoconuts
    J4GG4;7522723
    Thanks...:thumbsup:

    its abit personal... its like telling someone your income and nobody says that....you know? well thats how i think anyway.

    Like i say not asking for someone to tell me how to fix it.. various owners forums dont know. nd i know HUKD's is good but not that good.

    Just wondered what my rights were and i think i have my answer.


    You shouldn't have posted your car in this thread then : ....:-D

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/428093/green-flag-breakdown-cover-rescue-p/showpost.php?p=5571870&postcount=4
    ei8hty5ive
    If its a lil elec gremlin it can be a right b*****d to find and usually effects other parts/systems...
    dcx_badass
    Car is 5 years old now anyway, just get a new one?


    Wait did you forget to put Diesel in it again?
    J4GG4
    Why Is Everyone Searching My Username To Find Any Information On Me Possible????/

    Mods Delete This Thread I Give Up.

    Money saving expert next time. Too many kids on here.
    J4GG4
    dcx_badass
    Car is 5 years old now anyway, just get a new one?


    Wait did you forget to put Diesel in it again?


    Yes thats why key is stuck in 1 position.

    No deisel would be EMPTY tank on the guage which ive never had.

    If youve got nothing better to do in your life then try annoy someone else?

    Loser
    dcx_badass
    Because you asked for help then refused to give any info.
    pinkshaz
    J4GG4
    I dont want to name the car. why am i being pressured to name the car it dont make a difference lol.

    I didnt let the bill mount up they WORKED ON IT WITHOUT TELLING ME. You obviously havnt read the thread just want to know what i drive. And im not telling ner ner.

    NO I HAVE READ THE THREAD and as you said you kept phoning the garage so when you realised it was mounting up then why not do something earlier.
    and as for naming the car it was for your benefit as people may have the same car or similiar problems and could help you or point you in the right direction.
    i personally couldnt care less what you have makes no difference to me as i said it was for YOUR benefit for people to help YOU.
    richp
    dcx_badass
    Because you asked for help then refused to give any info.


    to be fair the OP didnt ask how to fix it, but how long can a mechanic keep the car for & his legal rights.

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