Hi, recently a friend of mine car broke down. She took it to a mechanic, with his own garage in town (near Cork), who told her it was the fan-belt and fixed it for €50.
So after fixing she drove had to drive to Dublin but not far from Dublin, her car broke down again. AA had to take her to another mechanic in Dublin who fixed the fan-belt again but this time it cost €180 because when the fan belt broke, it broke some other tank as well. (Sorry about the lack of specifics but I know nothing bout cars )
Anyways because the first mechanic didn't fix it properly, she now out of pocket by €180. The Dublin mechanic is adamant it wouldn't have happened if the first mechanic had fixed the fan belt correctly in the first place. He says the belt wasn't tightened correctly or something like that.
Both mechanics have talked on the phone as my friend got them to ring each other. Anyways the Dublin mechanic is adamant he is correct while the first mechanic is refusing to pay the bill of €180. She threatened him with the small claims court but he said "Grand, work away!!".
So what are her options now? She doesnt really want to go to the small claims court but maybe she has no choice.....