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It's not necessary to see an invoice.

You will have to figure out how much you paid for the installation part of the work which was carried out – because that is what you want to claim back. If it's not clear what proportion of the bill was in respect of the installation, then you will probably need to get some outside opinions – independent opinions – as to the cost of an installation. It would be better to understate the value then overstate it – because if the cost is not clear then that could become the subject of a dispute if you take this to court.

You will be better off identifying an amount of money which you could reasonably attribute to the cost of installing the new turbo – and which will be supported by independent evidence – and which will be accepted without much question from the judge.

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Ok. On the invoice I'm quite sure they've stated 5 hours labour for installation. So I'll go with that amount. 

 

I'll tweak this template I have later and show you asap. Thank you for your time.

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"Quite sure" suggests that you're not completely sure and that you are guessing to the best of your recollection.

Don't.

Be sure.

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21 Upper bridge road, chelmsford, CM2 0AY

Roadstar LTD, new writtle street, chelmsford, CM2 0LF

Dear Jon sharply 

Reference: Faulty turbo installation

As it has not been possible to resolve this matter amicably, and it is apparent that court action may be necessary, I write in compliance with the Practice Direction on Pre-Action Conduct.

 

At the end of 2019 I asked you to check my vehicle for problems. After leaving my vehicle with you at your request, you could not find any problems and told me to take it to ford. Ford provided a list of problems, one of which was that the turbo had stopped working. I asked you to replace it. Immediately Upon receiving my vehicle back, a high pitched screaming emitted from the engine area. You sent the mechanic who fitted the turbo out on a drive with me and he told me to my face he could not hear the high pitched screaming coming from my engine. I emailed you to ask what was going to happen and you completely ignored me. I called you and you told me it was nothing to do with you and not your problem.

 

From you I am claiming: £480 for 5 hours turbo installation

 

I have calculated this sum: From the amount stated on your invoice.

 

Listed below are the documents on which I intend to rely in my claim against you:

Invoice from an independent garage who repaired the faulty work you’ve done

 

In accordance with the Practice Direction on Pre-Action Conduct I would request that you provide me with copies of the following documents:

[List any documents you want from the party you are claiming from]

 

I can confirm that I would be agreeable to mediation and would consider any other system of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in order to avoid the need for this matter to be resolved by the courts. (NOT SURE ABOUT THIS?)

 

I would invite you to put forward any proposals in this regard. 

 

[Alternatively you can set out details of any ADR scheme that you would be prepared to use]

 

In closing, I would draw your attention to paragraphs 15 and 16 of the Practice Direction which gives the courts the power to impose sanctions on the parties if they fail to comply with the direction including failing to respond to this letter before claim. 

I look forward to hearing from you within the next 28 days. 

 

Should I not receive a response to my letter within this time frame, then I anticipate that court action will be commenced with no further reference to you.

Yours faithfully,

 

 

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hello. ive had to copy and paste this as i can seem to use word - it didn't look like this before i pasted it. Am i on the right track?

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5 hours ago, gavino76 said:

hello. ive had to copy and paste this as i can seem to use word - it didn't look like this before i pasted it. Am i on the right track?

 

sorted for you

 

dx

 

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

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The letter has far too much in it – some of it is not relevant – and apart from anything else, if he didn't comply with the various things that you are saying, you wouldn't know what to do about it.

The best thing to do is to keep it simple.

 

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Dear XXX

On XX date I left my vehicle registration XXX to investigate for certain problems. You reported that you were unable to find anything wrong. You recommended that I take it to a Ford dealership.

The Ford dealership reported that amongst other things the turbo had ceased to function – which you had not discovered.

I returned the vehicle to you and asked you to replace the turbo. You did so and charged me for the turbo £XXX and also £XXX Labour for installation.

Within a short time the turbo unit started to make serious noises but when I telephoned you about it you told me that it was not your problem and that you wouldn't do anything about it.

I have since had to take the car to a another repairer who discovered that the turbocharger had been incorrectly installed. They were obliged to remove it and reinstall it correctly and it is now working satisfactorily.

This means that I have unnecessary paid you £XXX for the installation of the turbo.

I require the refund of this money.

I have tried to engage with you on this but you have declined to become involved.

If I do not receive a full refund within 14 days that I will sue you in the County Court and without any further notice.

Yours sincerely
 

 

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I hope you won't mind me saying that when you draft letters or documents, you should be using words and phrases that you understand and that you understand the impact of – and in that way you will be confident and in control. If you simply cut-and-paste stuff from other sources that you don't really know what they mean, then it will look as if you are making up as you go along – and you will never have confidence in what you do.

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Thanks. Yes you're right. It was a template on which? I thought there was certain things that had to be said.

 

Ok so I'll add my details, and send by recorded post?

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If you don't understand what you're saying then don't say it.

 

Yes recorded post is a good idea

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Dear jon

In December 2019 I left you my vehicle to investigate for certain problems. You reported that you were unable to find anything wrong. You recommended that I take it to a Ford dealership.

The Ford dealership reported that amongst other things the turbo had ceased to function – which you had not discovered.

I returned the vehicle to you and ask you to replace the turbo. You did so and charged me £742.50 for the turbo and also £480 Labour for installation.

Immediately after i drove it away from you the turbo unit started to make serious noises but when I telephoned you about it you told me that it was not your problem and that you wouldn't do anything about it.

I have since had to take the car to a another garage who discovered that the turbo had been incorrectly installed, They were obliged to remove it and reinstall it correctly and it is now working satisfactorily.

This means that I have unnecessary paid you £480 for the installation of the turbo.

I require the refund of this money.

I have tried to engage with you on this but you have declined to become involved.

If I do not receive a full refund within 14 days that I will sue you in the County Court and without any further notice.

Yours sincerely
 

gavin 
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Head office might be best

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