Thursday, January 03, 2013
My car is finally repaired.
Mechanic had it since December 24th.
He returned my car to me yesterday without test driving it.
It was making a weird knocking sound on the way home and I thought it was the road itself.
Then it got worse. Gave him a call and had to take it back to the shop.
I was there 3 hours.
Now he tells me that this is a new problem.
In order to repair it he needed to remove the tire which needed a lock nut.
Mine was missing.
The transmission shop had to remove the tire in order to fix the car.
Yes, they forgot to put the lock nut back in the car.
Had to return to the shop again today and was told he would repair it as soon as I got there.
It didn't happen that way. I waited for an hour while he took care of personal business.
He was no where near ready to look at my car.
I blew a gasket. Told him to fix it right away or I would report him to the BBB. It worked.
Then he said I owed him for the additional repair. No way was I going to pay for it.
I had lost yet another days pay because of his error.
I simply told him no, that was not happening.
I was surprised when he said okay.
I promptly left the shop.
That is my last and final visit to that mechanic.