- Jan 29, 2017
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- Netherlands Limburg
in the U.K. the garage is under no obligation to return the car until the bill is paid ,
But there are some rules (depending on the country you live in). Yess the garage can keep the car till the bill is payed (in most European countries). However the garage is not allowed to use or sell the car. The garage also needs to make sure nothing happens to the car and the car is in a secure location.
I would pay the bill for the diagnostics and ask for a written bill witch you can dispute if needed and get the car away form that garage. For that reason i already mentioned : or maybe beter a lawyer.