Auto Repair Fraud Attorney
Consumers lose millions of dollars each year for unnecessary car repairs. It’s very easy for a mechanic to persuade a car owner that unnecessary repairs are needed. That is because a lot of people simply don’t know that much about their cars. In many cases, people may not have any idea that they’re being cheated. Here are some common auto repair fraud situations:
Repair shops may offer unwritten auto repair estimate budgets which may seem reasonable. But the final bill is well above the estimated amount. In another case, a mechanic may intentionally leave the estimated amount blank when signing a repair authorization. And then he may fill in inflated prices after the work is completed.
A repair shop may bill you for repairing mechanical problems that don’t actually exist. Ultimately, not everybody is knowledgeable in automotive repair. And mechanics sometimes see this as an easy way to cheat people out of money.
Counterfeit or used parts
Some fraudulent shops may install parts that are counterfeit or used, but charge you for new parts. These counterfeit or used parts may cause serious safety threats when you’re on the road. And that mya put you and your family at risk.
Shoddy work or none at all
A shop may do a quick, shoddy job, or in some cases no work at all, while still charging you for a full repair job. Not only is this a waste of money, but also a waste of time.
Specials and maintenance hook schemes
Dishonest repair shops may advertise very low prices on specific repairs or check-ups, and then charge an exorbitant amount after the work is completed.
Hovanes Margarian, Esq. is one of the most prominent consumer fraud attorneys in the state of California. He specializes in automotive repair fraud. If you feel you have been treated unfairly give us a call today for a free consultation.