My PT Cruiser started acting up a few weeks ago. I took it for diagnostics at a shop that AutoZone recommended. They found a several issues with valves, plugs, etc. We paid $1000 for all that. we get it back and it's STILL having issues and he says it's because the oil got in the computer so we need a new computer. We buy that - over $300, and he installs it. Gives me the car back. I drive it - it's still acting weird. I drove it 15 miles tops. That was Friday.
Sorry this is long - I just want to get all the facts.
So, Monday I pack up the kids & car for our Disney trip. The car starts losing power (like before) and the heat gauge flies up (new problem). I was able to get it to the mechanic. So, he helps me get a rental car - he said he'd pay half. Through some screwed up math (both our faults) he ended up paying only $38 while I paid $100... duh on me! So, questions:
Should I say anything about the rental fees? I kinda feel like he did me a favor regardless.
Is it appropriate or not (normal or not) for a mechanic to help with a rental in a situation like this?
Should he be fixing the car on his dime since we already paid $1000 for what he claimed was wrong?
I can't just take the car somewhere else at this point since we already invested so much money into it. I can't afford to start over.
What the heck do I do?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:16 PM on Dec. 12, 2012 in Money & Work
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