Greenville, NC asked in Consumer Law for North Carolina

Q: Is the auto shop Midas liable for my damages and expense?

I took a car driving perfect into Midas to have spark plugs changed they changed all 6 and 1 coil. Then I drove it from NC to FL and broke down on the side of the road. I had it towed to another Midas and they said the catalytic convertors had blown and needed replacing after further inspection they said the entire engine is ruined. I want to know it the Midas in NC can be held responsible for the entire disaster of having to accumulate numerous bills. from towing, hotel, catalytic convertors to a new engine. Totaling over $6000.00

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: I'm not hearing why or how the catalytic converters "got blown" and why you need a new engine.

In order to make a claim you will need a mechanic to say what it is that caused the damage to your vehicle. To do that someone needs to say and explain how it happened. You change 6 plugs and a coil, that's ignition. I am not hearing how that has to do with catalytic converters. Likewise an engine gone wrong.

Possiblity is that after changing the plugs (spark plugs, not injectors?) they needed to redo the timing, didn't but that would be something you could tell and would have taken in for service.

You may have a claim, but until you get some mechanic to put in writing what happened you don't have evidence..

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