Question about 1995 Nissan Maxima
Is there some sort of law that requires auto repair shops to list the customer's reason for bringing their car in for repair, in Illinois.
The shop I was using never gave me a copy that listed the reason why my car was brought to their shop to be looked at & repaired. Plus, I was never given an estimate sheet, just the final bill with a general outline on what was done.
Hi Linda - As far I know , and I live in Illinois, there is no law requiring repair shops to write down what you brought the car in for. You should request it and if they ask why they may not reputable or if you trust them you can just tell them you need all the info for tax purposes. You can always ask for a written estimate. Some shops will tell you though that no matter the estimate, depending on the job, it all depends on what they find "once they get started". You can always tell them let me know what you find and then nail them down on a price. It sounds like you don't know whether to trust these guys or not. No offense meant, but if these guys aren't trustworthy they really like to see a woman bring a car in in. Finding a good mechanic is as hard as finding a doctor. A reputable mechanic will list the parts used, labor charges and even show you the bad parts if you want. You can even request that they save them and give them to you depending what they are. It's not likely but if you tell me the area where you live I night be able to give you the name of a good mechanic. Also if you want, tell me why you took you're car in and what he supposedly fixed and what he charged you and I'll let you know if it was a fair amount. It this answers your question PLEASE rate this as fixed. Please don't rate helpful as it only hurts my ratings. If you need more help just add a comment and I'll be happy to assist you further. Thanks.
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
Go see illinois attorney general LISA MADIGAN at www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov look under automotive repair act they supposed to give you a writted estimate of repair anything over 100$ hope it what you whant and a fixya for me thank you pierre
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
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