Today is my 12th trip back to mechanic and 5th tow for the same problem in less than a month.
I’ve spent over $1000.
Took car in for maintenance, tune up oil change.
Got car back with small oil leak.
Took car in and got it back “fixed” became a donut size.
He “cleaned” engine. Got back, leak size of pancake.
He put in something to seal and got car back, oil leak size of puddle.
Took back, said needed valve cover gasket, fixed.
Leak now 4 foot x 6 foot.
Took back, now rear main, ok fixed that.
Car dies 3 hours later.
Crank sensor mysteriously unplugged somehow.
Car STILL leaking oil.
Says it’s just oil off frame.
Car dies again after revving up to 6 on tac.
Takes all apart. Steam cleans.
Car dies again.
Oops got sensor wet.
Car still leaking oil.
Says just from frame oil from previous leak and ignore engine light, swears nothing leaking.
Engine now leaking half quart a day.
Another mechanic at new F&F shop says seal put in wrong.
Car towed after driving 30 minutes. No acceleration, dies every 8 feet, oil light on, engine light on.
New franchise to tear it apart and says they will fix it today.
I’ve lost hundreds of dollars in missed work, spent over $900 in rides, and Easter was ruined because I spent the day walking and getting a tow and finding rides.
Now the question is, do I have the right to expect them to fix my car and give me my money back for all this?