What to do if 2 months ago my fiancé went to a friend’s car shop to get his car fixed but it still hasn’t been repaired?

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What to do if 2 months ago my fiancé went to a friend’s car shop to get his car fixed but it still hasn’t been repaired?

We told him from the beginning “If the motor needs to be taken apart, do it.” He only took the head apart and saw that the compression wasn’t working on 2 cylinders so we rebuilt the head. When he was done it still wouldn’t work; he said the battery was dead. When that didn’t work, he finally took apart the motor and called us to come down to the shop to show that the crank, rods and the oil pump need to be replaced. We bought all the parts and dropped them off for him to get started but he said he couldn’t until more parts came in. Since then he’s been buying more and more parts without our consent or us knowing and charging us. He doesn’t know when the car will be done.

Asked on July 31, 2013 under Business Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If he will not finally repair and return the car, and for the agreed-upon amount, your finance could sue him: he could file a lawsuit seeking both a court order directing that the car be returned and also seeking monetary damages (e.g. compensation for unncessary, excessive, or unauthorized costs or for having paid for work never actually done; also for ancillary costs, such as having to rent a car, while the car is in the shop for a prolonged time). That is the only way to resolve the issue, if it cannot be worked out voluntarily.


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