1994 Nissan Sentra Q&A
1994 Nissan Sentra Question: Need major help... what to do?
My car was damaged... I had a front oil leak and took it to get it fix by someone who does work on the side... ( bad move)but little $ so... anyway he destroyed my car took my money and sold the part I purchased and seal the leaks with the (car = to glue) he also jammed my keys into the ignition and it will not come out and damaged the automatic gear shifter(not the transmission the stick itself)where it is now sliding from gear to gear... I took it to meineke and was give a price of $2067.60 to repair everything. My insurance will not cover it because I don't have that coverage. What should I do... this is my only car and I live miles from everything...please help. Thank you in advance. - Visitor
Wow. I am sorry you are in that predicament. It seems that the person who "works on the side" should step up and do the ethical thing to at least help you. Since that doesn't seem to be a possibility, you really have no legal recourse in this private matter. I suppose I would get a second estimate and inspection elsewhere and maybe stage the repairs in segments that are managable. http://repairpal.com/directory?address=28337&car_brand_names=Nissan That's a directory of shops near you - independent, reputable shops may be able to help even more than a "chain". Best of luck... And for everyone else -- let this be a reminder of why shops exist and comply with laws and regulations and want to have good reputations in the community...the best of the best always do the right thing, and even when mistakes are made, step up and handle them. You truly do get what you pay for in the end. I'm not trying to add insult to injury to the "victim" who asked this question, please don't read it that way... you are suffering enough. - DaveJHM