Do you pay a mechanic before or after?
Your bill must be paid in full before your mechanic will release your car. Some shops even have a finance company that may finance your repairs. That car is the only security the mechanic has.
What happens if you dont pay your mechanic?
If the shop followed the rules about estimates and you agreed to the work, they can keep your car if you refuse to pay your bill. They can sue you for the money owing, and even sell your car if you don’t pay for more than 60 days. You can also leave the car with the repair shop while you take action against them.
Should you pay a mechanic in cash?
Cash is always acceptable, checks are generally accepted from known customers, and some shops accept debit cards and credit cards. Credit card companies take up to five percent of the shops money, so it is better for the shop when you don’ use a credit card.
How many hours does a mechanic work on a car?
The job might pay two and a half hours of labor time to the technician fixing it. You can also look at it as 2.5 book hours. That is the amount of time it should take for the average mechanic to do that certain repair.
Can a mechanic keep your car until you pay your bills?
This basically means that a mechanic can keep your car until you pay your bill in full. Even if your car is worth $100,000, if you have a bill for $20, they can keep your car until the bill is paid. And, in some states, they can even charge a daily impound cost. Since your car is taking up room in their garage, they can charge you additional fees.
How long does it take to repair a car?
You can also look at it as 2.5 book hours. That is the amount of time it should take for the average mechanic to do that certain repair. Some guys are slower than the allowed time, and some guys are faster than the allowed time.
How do mechanics get paid?
I thought I would write something about how we, as mechanics, get paid and make money. Most of us that are qualified as Journeyman Technicians, get paid by the book hour, or in easier terms, we get paid for each job on each car we work on.