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i am a diesel mechanic. i did work on a truck for a customer. he paid half of the bill and does not seem to want to pay the balance. is this the right process for me to put a lien against his truck?

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i am a diesel mechanic. i have a small business i do mobile mechanic work at peoples location. i worked on a truck for a customer he has paid half of the bill but it appears he doesn't want to pay the balance.

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Jun 25, 2019
That's a good question, and I'm sorry to hear you've had trouble getting paid here. Everybody deserves to be paid what they've earned. Liens are a great tool to recover payment that hasn't been made - but the mechanics liens used in the construction industry vary a bit from those allowable for work done on automobiles but not paid for.

At the Ask an Expert Center, we specialize in construction payment and construction law issues, and we regularly talk about mechanics liens for unpaid construction work - but our expertise lies with construction payment issues. So, I'm not confident I'd be able to provide insight into liens for unpaid auto repairs. However, it looks like there are some good resources on the topic elsewhere online - like this article from bizfluent: How to File a Mechanic's Lien for Unpaid Auto Repairs in Arizona.

Further, there are some other sites online where individuals can ask questions and receive answers from licensed attorneys on a variety of topics, beyond construction. Specifically, Avvo and JustAnswer are two trusted resources.

I hope those resources are helpful, and I hope you're able to recover payment as quickly as possible!
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