Repair a Car

Utah law protects consumers when they take their vehicle to a mechanic for repairs. Repair shops are required to provide a written estimate for any work that exceeds $50. If the cost of repairs exceeds the original estimate by 10 percent or more, the mechanic must have the customer's authorization. Mechanics are also prohibited from charging for repairs that have not been authorized, or from claiming that repairs have been completed when no actual work has been done. State law also requires that repair shops provide customers with an itemized list of repairs explaining what work has been done and why.