The intricate workings of an automobile are hardly common knowledge. Mechanics go through many hours of training, acquire certifications for a variety of automotive tasks, and strive towards understanding the intricate workings of automobiles so that we can rely on their good judgment when diagnosing vehicle problems. Unfortunately, dishonest auto mechanics can place consumers in the precarious position of operating vehicles that they think are safe when in fact they are not.
According to a bclocalnews.com article, an automobile service station was recently cited by police as providing inaccurate vehicle inspection results. Reportedly, the service station was passing vehicles, declaring them free of mechanical defects, when the vehicles were actually in states of disrepair. In some cases, the vehicles should not have been placed back on the road after inspection. Examples of mechanical defects disregarded during the police investigation included fluid leaks, malfunctioning headlights, defective seatbelts, failing tires, and other conditions that were considered detrimental towards protecting the well being of passengers and motorists.
As a consumer, it is important to know that auto repair shops are required to give you a detailed invoice for their work and be honest regarding the condition of your vehicle. Furthermore, mechanics and auto shops have an obligation to properly diagnose vehicle problems, and appropriately repair those problems when asked to do so. If this does not occur, consumers have the right to take legal action.
For more information on how to protect your rights as a consumer when it comes to auto repair fraud, please contact skilled Southern California car repair fraud attorney Howard D. Silver at the Law Offices of Howard D. Silver. Call (855) 341-2611 today for a free consultation.