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A mechanic is an artisan, skilled tradesperson, or technician who uses tools to build, maintain, or repair machinery.

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    NSW Major fault - poor car repairs

    I had a brake hose replaced (along with about $1500 of other maintenance work) during a major service. 6 months late the brakes failed while driving. Thankfully it did not result in an accident, it wasn’t y til speaking with the new mechanic that he said the brakes were repaired with noN...
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    Bought Faulty Car from Private Seller - What to Do?

    On Saturday 08-01-2020 I bought an automatic ford fiesta 2010 car at $ 5,500 AUD in Liverpool NSW, Australia, I bought it after I drove it for more than 30 min and I liked it, also the car was in perfect aesthetic condition, also in the publication of market facebook and in the inspection of the...
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    NSW Pre purchase private sale vehicle inspection report failed to report major faults

    Hi everyone I purchased a second hand vehicle from a private seller in NSW for $11,500. Prior to purchase I did the checks for finance owing, write off, etc. Which all came back clear. I also paid a mechanic in NSW to inspect the vehicle and provide a pre purchase inspection report for $200. I...
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    NSW Unauthorised: My Car Sold by my Mechanic

    Good morning all and thanks in advance for any help you can provide me. Q1: What enquires would the server of an assumed legal document or letter of demand/intention of property sale (my vehicle), be expected to undertake to verify my address? Q2: Can a mechanic sell my car without permission...
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    QLD Mechanic damaged my car's transmission

    Hey guys thanks in advance for your assistance! So a few months ago I dropped my car into a workshop to have a load of work done ranging from turbo upgrade to clutch install and an ecu tune. I got the car back the other week and as Im driving home I notice I can't get into 4th gear. I know it...
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    VIC Car damaged by mechanic

    I took my car in to have the door lock fixed under warranty. They cleaned the car and t was filled with spray/water when I picked it up. There was a leak coming from the sunroof which had never happened before. They cleaned the lines and said there was no leak but it kept happening. The car has...
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    NSW unlawful mechanic repair

    Hello! I took my car to a car restoration company, the mechanic said that it would cost me around $50K and that he will charge as he goes. for 6 months I try to see the car but the mechanic told me that he would lose concentration. He also told me that work is going slowly due to a number of...
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    NSW Car with Issues from Gumtree - What to Do?

    I bought a car from a private dealer 1 week ago and he informed me that rego was paid for a year. He also put this information in the ad on Gumtree but when registering the car in my name I was informed that rego was expired and it needs to do the pink slip. I took the car to the mechanic and...
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    NSW Mechanic damaged my gearbox

    Hello, I recently took my gearbox into a mechanic to have a bearing replaced. The gearbox was not in a vehicle and I had already pulled the rear housing off (where the bearing is located) to personally inspect everything inside. The mechanic changed the bearing but only temporarily bolted the...
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    NSW Mechanic ruined my engine!

    Last August I had to replace the timing chain in my car. Fast forward to the August, the car starting making a funny noise when idling and then it just completely shut down. Had to get it towed to our local mechanic and he had a thorough look through it. Turns out that the mechanic that replaced...