My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Georgia
Unusual situation: acquaintance insists on fixing my car (Blown engine) and i foolishly agree. Car is towed and after 2 months of nightmare car comes back in terrible shape but new engine. Long story short, i find out after the fact that the acquaintance took the car to another mechanic (auto shop) to have the work done. It seems that their terms were completely different (higher price, worse engine with higher miles). The mechanic insists that ďhis engineĒ is in my car and threatening to put lien on my car. I keep directing him to my acquaintance (the one who ordered the work without my knowledge) but mechanic keeps coming after me. It almost seems like the mechanic and the acquaintance are on this together (they have been doing business together for 20 years according to the mechanic).
I am willing to pay what i agreed with my acquaintance (have text messages to prove it) after they fix few issues. But, again, the acquaintance seems to be out of picture now and the mechanic is threatening.
What options do i have and can the mechanic repossess or put a lien on my car? I currently have the car in my possession.
P.S. i found out after the fact that the acquaintance had screwed over two other people in our neighborhood, with i knew that beforehand.