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I have had the car inspected by my garage and they say that the engine is beyond repair.They are not prepared to give an answer as to what caused the problem but think it could be over speed of the engine
The issue is this, If it was caused by overspeed and the negligence of Chipsaway then you have a claim.
If it was just wear and tear then you dont have a claim.
You need a proper report to establish what was wrong.
If the report says it was negligence etc then you have a claim
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund of the £1500 within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value you would need representation for trial.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?