Can Auto Repair Shop Put Lien On My Car For Work He Never Done On My Car He Has My Car Can He Do That, I Can Understand If He Fix My Car But He Never Fix My Car?


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Rena Chisholm Profile
Rena Chisholm answered
If you live in the United States and this guy never fixed your car, you have the right to go and get it.
Suggest you push, pull, drag or whatever you have to do to get it out of there. Call a wrecker service to meet you there if the car won't run. Whatever it takes.
If he doesn't let you take your vehicle, then take it anyway and let him call the police. My guess is that he won't and even if he does, the burden of proof is on him.
HE has to prove that he fixed it and you owe him the cash. Also, did he have you to sign anything? If not, then you are in even better shape. He has no right to hold or put a lien on your vehicle.
Is this a corporation that has your vehicle? If so, get the number to corporate headquarters and call them too.
Doug Dulany Profile
Doug Dulany answered
This is a difficult question. You really must speak with local authorities about this one. There are different regulations in different area. Your local courthouse/ police office should be able to answer this. Most times the mechanics lien is capable of tying up the vehicle so that is cannot be sold, but generally you can retrieve the vehicle. Especially if NO repairs have been made. If repairs have been made but the vehicle is not repaired, then you may have to allow good faith of their part to try to rectify the situation. Again, you must check local regulations and possibly end up speaking to an attorney. But most shop are willing to work to an agreeable end. NOTE I said most, not all.
Best of luck to you.
dan cooper Profile
dan cooper answered
The quickest way to get to the bottom of things is to have a police officer meet you there and the truth will come out.

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