Pitfalls of UNLICENSED Mechanics in Florida
When you hire an UNLICENSED mechanic in Florida, and he screws up your vehicle, YOU HAVE NO LEGAL RECOURSE!
See Florida State Statute 599.904
The 2017 Florida Statutes
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
559.904 Motor vehicle repair shop registration; application; exemption.--
(1) Each motor vehicle repair shop engaged or attempting to engage in the business of motor vehicle repair work must register with the department prior to doing business in this state. The application for registration must be on a form provided by the department and must include at least the following information:
(a) The name of the applicant.
(b) The name under which the applicant is doing business.
(c) The business address at which the applicant performs repair work
Don't just take our word:
The Florida Attorney General's Office: How to Protect Yourself: Auto Repair Fraud