Did you obtain a written estimate from the mechanic?
no car was towed there. was told over phone 50 for tow and an hour labor. they did work that had nothing to do with the repairs needed.
I am at a public library and have only 5 or 6 minutes left.
Sorry I did not get your message sooner.
According to the New Mexico laws, as stated here from the New Mexico Attorney General's office, auto mechanics are required to give customers a written estimate for any car repair costing more than $100, that you did not get one, therefore, was against the law . You may want to contact the state's Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division, here, (by phone or walk-in service) to speak to them about this situation to see if they can help reach a negotiation and or if they will start an investigation into what occurred here. Clearly, a shop should only do what they have permission to do, and that may also be the basis of a civil law suit in small claims.
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