Mechanic Lien

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    Mechanic Lien

    Can a mechanic put a lien on your car if you have not authorized any work?


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    I believe you are referring to what is known as a repairman's lien and yes it is allowed. When you take your car to a mechanic, the mechanic can put a repairman's lien on the vehicle which allows them to hold onto it until you pay.
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    I have never heard of roaming bands of mechanics, swooping down on a vehicle to find things to repair, so they might put a lein on it. Care to give us the facts and story behind this?