Q: Can I sue a repair shop/dealership for the entirety of my vehicle due to shotty repairs?
The car has gone into this shop with a full coverage warranty. They would keep the vehicle in their shop for multiple weeks to repair simple things, and return the car with the same problems. This continued over the course of 2-3 years, until the engine failed and was considered totalled. The warranty covered the engine, but they refused to put a new engine in, and returned the car a final time with the engine taken apart. Should I take them to civil court, or small claims?
Unlikely at this point. You'd need an expert to testify that the engine fialed due to what they did and for no other reason. Part of the problem is also you kept taking it back--the law would say some of that's on you, because you didn't want to have a competent mechanic look at it.
If you have an expert and they have examined the vehicle, that is different. I suggest you get 2-3 more opinions because even if they say the same, it;'s easier to internalize and let go.
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