ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (WFLA) – Mark Lee has been though his 2000 Dodge outpost for 43 days. It sits during Gary’s Complete Auto Repair in Zephyrhills, totally charred after throwing glow during a shop. The automechanic takes no responsibility.
“I don’t see how I’m probable for it,” Lee said. “I usually gathering it in there for an estimate.”
Lee explains that he called to check on a outpost on Dec. 22, a same day he forsaken it off, and was told it was fixed.
He pronounced he was concerned, since he had not certified a repair, though was happy it was fixed. He walked to a emporium to compensate for a $238 correct to correct a sensor.
Then, this happened:
“I get on his street, and we see my outpost entrance down a highway during me, and afterwards it pulls over right subsequent to a embankment nearby his parking lot, and we see glow drizzling out underneath a engine, between a front tires,” Lee said.
Then, a inside of a outpost held fire. The owners of a shop, he said, tells him he will have to record a explain with his word company. Lee can’t do that, since he does not have full coverage on a aged van.
Plus, he blames a automechanic and questions possibly a correct means a fire.
Ken Southwick, owners of a emporium he runs with his brothers, tells 8 On Your Side that he never remade a automobile and that Lee is confused. He pronounced a glow happened during a exam expostulate and that his brother, who was driving, hardly done it out of a car.
Southwick explains that his shop’s word process usually covers incidents inside a emporium or during repair, not automatic issues that occur to a automobile during a exam drive.
He said he feels badly for Lee, who relies on a outpost to ride his elderly, infirm mother. He pronounced he achieved some repairs on another automobile Lee has for free, in sequence to assistance get him behind on a road. However, that automobile is still not drivable either, and Lee is though transportation.
Southwick pronounced he would be peaceful to correct a outpost for giveaway now, though would need Lee compensate for a part, that he estimates would cost about $1,000.
“I can’t means to do that,” Lee said. “I brought a outpost in for an guess and now we have no van. we can’t means to buy a new car after this man browns my car to a ground.”
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