I want my car back!
August 25, 2006 9:20 AM Subscribe
Can I have my car towed from an auto repair shop?
posted by patrickje to Law & Government (13 answers total)
I have a Volvo wagon. The engine went out on the wagon, so we took it to our Volvo repair shop (not dealer), and was told the engine needed replacing, which it probably did. So we told them to go ahead with the repairs, which involved getting a used engine, running about $4K.
Little did we know that our normal Volvo shop had just lost one of the two owners. Now it's THREE months later, and still no car. Every time we call, the guy is basically feeding us a line of bull. "I've got horrible headaches","I've been up all night working on the car"
We've been hearing for weeks, how it'll be ready at the end of the week. But it never is.
What we want to do is come one morning and have the car towed to a different shop. Can we legally do this? And if we can, any suggestions on how?
A complication is, the car might have the Volvo shop's engine in the car.