We got our car serviced recently and the mechanic said, "your head gasket needs replacing, so come back when you have the money for that." We asked how much, and he said "you're looking at about $1,500." Okay, so we saved up the money and put it in to be done. He said 3 days - a week, but it took nearly 2 weeks. Annoying, but that's not the issue though. When my husband picked up the car the invoice was $3,200. We were obviously shocked that it said more than double what he verbally quoted, and when we questioned it he said that "he should've explained himself better". Apparently, he quoted the price for the head gasket itself, and not the 22 hours of labor or the other parts that apparently needed to be replaced when replacing a head gasket. I want to pay half and tell him to shove the rest. Just wondering where we stand legally under Australian Consumer Law?