I wanted to get some opinions from the community on a little issue I have. I recently brought my car into a garage to repair an electrical problem. After some diagnostics, The mechanic was able to isolate my problem and had my alternator replaced. In addition, I had a couple other things done that I needed. In the process of changing out the alternator, the mechanic broke a hose by bending it back and they replaced that at no charge. I paid my money and was on my way. I was given a heads-up that I would need some work on the radiator, but not right away.
Next day (in 110 degrees) the car breaks down and has to be towed to the garage. The radiator hose that was replaced had broken off at the radiator, all the fluid had blown out, and the engine was cooked. Apparently, the connector on the radiator was cracked and broke right off with the replaced hose.
I am wondering what people’s opinions are on what the garage should cover. This is not that simple as the car is 15 years old and has 240,000 miles on it. I realize that its time was coming but I hoped to drive it a while longer, especially after having put several hundred dollars into just the day before. KBB valued the car at about $1,100.
Anyone care to weigh in?