Re: About the time it takes to fix engines
I've only had this happen twice. Staying the course will never resolve it. You need to ask for your work order and inform them you are bringing in another mechanic and then do that. The first response you'll get is "I'm sorry it's come to this, let us complete the task." You'll have served notice they're going to get a bum reputation. You'll have to be forceful in that moment and draw a line in the sand. If it's not completed on a certain date with the stated cost you have to fire them. Like stated above, you also need to task them with more than "fix it". Perhaps, "engine will not run/fire or stay running, please diagnose and present a recommendation". Even then, I believe you'd be serviced better by another mechanic.