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Old 04-19-2015, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default Look At what the shop did to my hood

So I had my car at a DIY shop shop here in town doing a motor transplant, and had taken the hood off for obvious reasons. They had no hood racks, so I placed it on the roof of my car, as I have done 100 times over with no issue.

Well I was gone for work over the weekend, and come back to this, they apparently had all the bay doors open when there was a bad storm outside and it just "blew off".
The hood is so mangled that it won't latch, not to mention I don't want to even look at it, let alone drive around with it like that.

http://s300.photobucket.com/user/Pub...ezngu.jpg.html

Oh and did I mention; they are refusing to pay for it, they said that they couldn't help what happened, and they had nothing to do with it, even though I wasn't even there, and they didn't even bother calling me to tell me, or even tells when I got there to work on it!

If this was your hood / situation what would you do? I took it to two body shops and they said that they would bet a weeks wages it can't be fixed.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:37 PM   #2
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Just find someone who is parting out a car and purchase the hood from them. It will likely be the easiest and cheapest way to get a used replacement. Just check your local classifies section.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:38 PM   #3
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So I had my car at a DIY shop shop here in town doing a motor transplant, and had taken the hood off for obvious reasons. They had no hood racks, so I placed it on the roof of my car, as I have done 100 times over with no issue.

Well I was gone for work over the weekend, and come back to this, they apparently had all the bay doors open when there was a bad storm outside and it just "blew off".
The hood is so mangled that it won't latch, not to mention I don't want to even look at it, let alone drive around with it like that.

http://s300.photobucket.com/user/Pub...ezngu.jpg.html

Oh and did I mention; they are refusing to pay for it, they said that they couldn't help what happened, and they had nothing to do with it, even though I wasn't even there, and they didn't even bother calling me to tell me, or even tells when I got there to work on it!

If this was your hood / situation what would you do? I took it to two body shops and they said that they would bet a weeks wages it can't be fixed.
You may not like my opinion, but I have to say it doesn't sound like the shop has much liability here. YOU places the hood on the roof of your car and left it their unsecured. If their claim that wind from a storm blew your hood off the roof, then it's considered an "Act of God" in the insurance industry. I'd call your insurance company, make a claim, and move on. One last comment, the title of your post seems more than a little disingenuous to me considering the events described, the shop didn't cause this to happen...
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:45 PM   #4
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Your working out of a DIY shop. Good Luck getting them to cover that.
Surely they have a clause or release form that you were supposed to read and sign?
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:47 PM   #5
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I do understand where you're coming from, however my argument is that they had nowhere to secure my hood in the first place, and it happened when I wasn't there and unable to secure it, had I known they were going to open the bay behind my car when wasn't going to be there, or if I was there for that matter, I would've moved it. And I would think that they at the very least would've called me.

It's a difficult situation I know, but seeing how I wasn't there, the car was in their care, and they had the bay doors open behind my car, during a thunderstorm, Had it been any other shop I feel like they would have filed it under their insurance to get it taken care of.
Sorry for the title I see what you mean.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:50 PM   #6
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Sorry man, I completely disagree. You took your car to a DIY shop and you personally put the hood on the roof of your car. Them opening or leaving open the bay doors does not in any way make them responsible for the way you didn't secure your own parts. As much as it may suck you have to take responsibility for your own actions here.
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:15 PM   #7
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Your working out of a DIY shop. Good Luck getting them to cover that.
Surely they have a clause or release form that you were supposed to read and sign?

They do, and I read the clause, and it states that if I damage anything while working alone they aren't liable, also if I injure myself (not that it matters); also I forgot to point out they they were helping me drop the motor in when this happened, so it wasn't just me and the car. They were working on it as well, when I wasn't there.
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:16 PM   #8
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It is not the shops fault. Any diy shop is going to have you sign something saying damage to your vehicle is not their fault. You can do an insurance claim, buy aftermarket or go to dealership. It is not the shops fault though, they are not there to cater to your every need. It is a diy shop not the dealership. Seeing how you weren't there the car was still under your care. It is not their job to car for your car, now if they said secure indoor storage then you may have an argument.
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:25 PM   #9
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I agree with everone else. You chose to place it somewhere unsecured. If they didn't have a hood rack, its not their fault. Not every shop has every single amenities available.

Next thing you know you're going to be suing a shop because you sweat and they didnt have A/C.

Or i hurt my feet cause they didnt have cushy pads for me to stand on.

Suck it up.
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:51 PM   #10
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Ok I understand the idea that it was a "DIY" shop however maybe I didn't make it clear enough. I was not doing it myself. The ONLY thing I have done by myself was hook up all the wiring, and hoses. So at what point does the DIY argument come into play?
They even helped me put the hood on top of my car because they didn't have anywhere else for it. And again, I wasn't there when it happened, I wasn't working on the car, I wasn't even in the state.
It wasn't as if I was working on the car, opened the bay door and was there, with the ability to move it, and chose not to.
I would think that anyone with any sense about them, wouldn't leave a 10x20 foot door open durning a severe thunderstorm, when there are car parts (not just mine) less than 3 feet away.
At the point the hood "took flight" it was as if I had dropped it off at a shop and told them to stab a motor, then come back and find my hood was knocked over, without so much of a sorry.

I mean seriously, if it was your car, would you not want someones ass?? If they had someone else better to put it, I would've put it there, but they didn't, and even helped me put it there, when I brought it in. Put yourself in my situation for a second, and tell me what you would do.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:36 PM   #11
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Ok I understand the idea that it was a "DIY" shop however maybe I didn't make it clear enough. I was not doing it myself. The ONLY thing I have done by myself was hook up all the wiring, and hoses. So at what point does the DIY argument come into play?
They even helped me put the hood on top of my car because they didn't have anywhere else for it. And again, I wasn't there when it happened, I wasn't working on the car, I wasn't even in the state.
It wasn't as if I was working on the car, opened the bay door and was there, with the ability to move it, and chose not to.
I would think that anyone with any sense about them, wouldn't leave a 10x20 foot door open durning a severe thunderstorm, when there are car parts (not just mine) less than 3 feet away.
At the point the hood "took flight" it was as if I had dropped it off at a shop and told them to stab a motor, then come back and find my hood was knocked over, without so much of a sorry.

I mean seriously, if it was your car, would you not want someones ass?? If they had someone else better to put it, I would've put it there, but they didn't, and even helped me put it there, when I brought it in. Put yourself in my situation for a second, and tell me what you would do.
Dude, seriously? Have you ever taken responsibility for anything in your life? When you left your car at a DIY shop it's YOUR responsibility to make sure your car and parts are left in a safe and secure place. Leaving the hood on the roof when you left is no one's fault but your own. The fact that the hood blew off seems like a somewhat freak accident that would be a 1 in 1 million occurrence, unfortunately it happened to you. However, just because it happened doesn't make the shop any more liable in this case.

If I was in your situation I would be kicking myself for not being more careful about the condition in which I left my car and calling my insurance company to start figuring out the best way to fix the situation, period. In no way would I be faulting the shop for how I left my car when I made the decision to leave the hood where it was. Time to grow up and a little and realize when something is your own fault.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:58 PM   #12
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I'm with everyone on this as well. I don't blame the shop. Your responsibility to secure it even no matter when it happened and whether you were there or not. What if that happened while you were there working on the car? Not a storm but a freak wind just happened to blow real hard to make it take flight. I doubt you would've had enough time to react to catch it before it goes flying.
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:04 PM   #13
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You put the hood on your roof. Not their idea, your fault. Pay your deductible or buy a hood out right. Dont like our answer get a lawyer.
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:24 PM   #16
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:54 PM   #17
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Old 04-20-2015, 02:54 PM   #18
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I do understand where you're coming from, however my argument is that they had nowhere to secure my hood in the first place, and it happened when I wasn't there and unable to secure it, had I known they were going to open the bay behind my car when wasn't going to be there, or if I was there for that matter, I would've moved it. And I would think that they at the very least would've called me.

It's a difficult situation I know, but seeing how I wasn't there, the car was in their care, and they had the bay doors open behind my car, during a thunderstorm, Had it been any other shop I feel like they would have filed it under their insurance to get it taken care of.
Sorry for the title I see what you mean.
Stating they had no where to store your hood, in a DIY shop, doesn't really work here.
That's almost as bad as suing someone because you fell thru their skylight

It just gives off that entitled attitude.

Yea it sucks that your hood is ruined, but lesson learned.
At least the hood didn't cause major additional damage to your car.
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If this was your hood / situation what would you do? I took it to two body shops and they said that they would bet a weeks wages it can't be fixed.
I'd suck it up and buy a new hood. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for businesses doing the right thing and taking responsibility when they screw up but this is entirely on you.

DIY shops have you sign a waiver which states that you take all responsibility for any damage that is done to your car since you are doing the work yourself. Pair that with your decision to put the hood on your roof, and I can't help but wonder why the hell you would think they should do anything for you?

It was your mistake. Man up and face the consequences.

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That's almost as bad as suing someone because you fell thru their skylight
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Except the ****ing thief won that lawsuit, which is insane to think about.
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:56 PM   #20
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I do understand where you're coming from, however my argument is that they had nowhere to secure my hood in the first place, and it happened when I wasn't there and unable to secure it, had I known they were going to open the bay behind my car when wasn't going to be there, or if I was there for that matter, I would've moved it. And I would think that they at the very least would've called me.
And? Most shops, especially "DIY shops" do not have a place to put a hood. Hell why you even took the hood off to pull the motor would be my first question.

Either pay the insurance OR buy a hood outright. The shop has no reason to pay you for YOU putting the hood on the car when it likely would have been just fine elsewhere.
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:57 PM   #21
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Buy a hood from someone, bill them for the cost. When they refuse to pay it, sue them civilly, let the judge decide.

I would just let it go, court costs and lawyer fees will end up costing more than the hood is worth, and you'll probably lose as soon as they show their liability clause.
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misleading thread title is misleading.

OP, stop whining like an entitled bitch. its your fault. own up to it.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:49 PM   #23
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Why'd you take the hood off..
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:09 PM   #25
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Weight savings - for when he races and then blames the rival driver's pit crew that he lost

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