Hello all, I have had my car in a professional shop for a month, and the engine still does not work. This is a mid-range car mechanic, better than a run down shop, but not as good as the Toyota dealership. The engine shakes sometimes when it is running. I have spent $1,500 at this shop, and currently there is another unbilled $4,000 of repairs done to the engine.
I am writing this to ask for advice on how to manage this situation. I cannot afford more than the current unbilled $4,000 for repairs, but this shop just keeps failing and the price goes up and up. If I tow the car to the Toyota Dealership, will the warranty for this current shop be voided? That would not be good, I can’t spend a total of $5,500 and receive no warranty that is unworkable.
My question to everyone is, what if I offered the shop to junk the car and cancel the unbilled $4,000 in repairs? The car is only worth $4,500, so I would lose little. I could say to the shop " Here are 2 options, I pay you $4,000 for a working vehicle, or we junk the car and cancel the $4,000 bill, which works best for you?
I must drive to work each day with a rented car for $55. I must find a way out of this situation, thank you everyone for helping.