Ludlow, MA asked in Consumer Law, Legal Malpractice and Small Claims for Massachusetts

Q: Is it Legal for Auto Repair shop to ask me only to pay cash for discount

Brought my car to Brake King, I had my credit card on me and they had signs they accept them. So they look at my car and the mechanic said I need ALL NEW ROTORS and Brake Pads which I think is a lie but nonetheless he says he can do it for 500 dollars OR if I pay him cash 300$ and then told me he would have someone give me a ride to a closest ATM. I told him I just had a credit card and it would cost me a lot to take out cash from ATM using a credit card in interest. He said If I give him cash it "saves us both money" I didn't have the cash just a card so he asked me how much $ I have. I said 300.. He said "okay I can do 3 tires for 330" I had to accept since they already had my car up and we have work in the morning... Is it legal for them to say "If you give me cash I give you a deal"

It felt really really sketchy. I still don't think I needed 4 rotors and all new brake pads since the sound was coming out of 1 tire...I live in Massachusetts

1 Lawyer Answer
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: There is no law against requesting payments in cash. See: http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/consumer-rights-and-resources/autos/lemon-laws/mechanics-of-auto-repair.html

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