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I took a vehicle to have some repaires done. After two weeks it was obviuos the mechanic was having difficulty getting it to run.I suggested to him that if he was struggling I,d take it away and trade in for a new vehicle.
It was immediately obvious that the condition of the vehicle wouldnt allow this. I then took it to the main dealer for a diagnostic and then to a new mechanic that discovered the parts had been fitted incorectly. tThis was repaired and the vehicle now runs.
The bill from the original mechanic was £2100, I dont feel that I ought to pay this as the work was faulty so I sent him payment of £1100 which is my calculation of the value of the parts he supplied.
we are now in dispute over the outstanding ammount and at stalemate,should I pay
the result was that I had a car that would hardly run, it smoked so much i was getting obuse from other drivers and it would not have passed the MOT it was due for because of emmissions.
The parts supplied on the original bill where £1500, I maintain this is an overcharge and have paid £1100 although I have said that if he provides me with receipts for his parts I will honour them.
I am refusing to pay the extra as the parts he fitted were incorrectly fitted and it cost £700 to have that work repaired.
His arguement is that I took the vehicle Knowing it was unfinished.