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What can I do about faulty repairs to my vehicle?

Last reviewed in December 2020 by the Clicklaw Editors

Both the repair shop and yourself (as a consumer) have certain legal rights and responsibilities. The resources below provide information on what to do if you disagree about the cost or quality of the work done on your vehicle.

Good starting points include:

  • Car Repairs, from People's Law School, outlines ways to avoid or minimize problems with car repairs.
  • Vehicle Repair Consumer Tips, from the Better Business Bureau of Mainland British Columbia, has some tips about what to do in case of a dispute over repairs to a vehicle.

Need more help?

  • Consumer Protection BC may be able to help depending on your situation. Call 604-320-1667 or 1-888-564-9963 (toll-free) to find out.
  • If you have explored your options and now want to seek advice from a lawyer, contact Lawyer Referral Service from Access Pro Bono. They offer a free initial consultation with a lawyer for up to 30 minutes.

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