OK family out $1000s after auto shop shuts down before finishing repairs

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – A Yukon loved ones is out 1000’s of dollars in elements and labor soon after the vehicle maintenance store they had been functioning with closed right before finishing repairs.

Bob Tomko stated he was in a car or truck incident back in December 2021.

Bob Tomko’s truck as of December 26. Image courtesy: Mary Tomko.

“Took a small whilst for me to discover somebody to work on the truck realizing complete effectively that items can get a small pricey out there,” additional Tomko.

His spouse, Mary explained she realized of a mechanic who could get the task performed with out breaking the financial institution.

The mechanic that came to Mary’s mind also took place to be a tenant her business was leasing area to.

She suggested Blockheads Car Mend in Mustang.

Tomko instructed KFOR Blockheads Auto Repair had to start with completed some insignificant repairs to the truck.

He favored the way the job was accomplished, so he and Mary determined to get the rest of the automobile fixed with Blockheads Car Repair service.

Tomko stated the previous Operator of the store, Travis Harrison instructed them he’d have to get the pieces wanted specifically from Ford.

That’s when Mary wrote a examine for $2,050 out to Harrison for “truck parts and labor” on June 23.

The test Mary Tomko wrote out to Travis Harrison for ‘truck pieces and labor’ on June 23.

Tomko attained out to Harrison through textual content concept soon after that to inquire how things ended up going on several events.

On August 22, Harrison advised Tomko in a text, “Everything is going excellent. We should really be ideal on plan.”

Then, on October 12, texts concerning Harrison and Tomko display Harrison indicating he had just gotten off the cellular phone with a Ford representative who explained the sections would be delivered Oct 25.

Mary then started texting Harrison about when to fall the truck off for fix on October 31, but Harrison did not look to have replied.

December 12 rolls close to and Tomko reported they had been still uncertain of what was heading on due to the fact of the deficiency of communication.

Mary texted Harrison at the time much more indicating, “I want my truck pieces or my dollars again. This is a desire text. You have two days to make contact with me.”

Mary promises she was told she would get a reimbursement after Ford reimburses him.

Information 4 reached out to Harrison for an job interview, but he declined.

He did share with KFOR, “We closed our doors months back. Her [Mary Tomko] and her spouse ordered parts by means of us. There was no get hold of for months. We understood we have been closing so we sent their sections back to Ford when we shut so we could not be accused of thieving and unfortunately we have been anyhow.”

According to a lease arrangement involving River Rose Homes and Blockheads Automobile Repair service, place was leased to Harrison for the vehicle restore store from Oct 1, 2021 via September 30, 2022.

Mary reported at the time the lease expired, the deal rolled in excess of to a thirty day period to month.

Harrison moved out of the area someday amongst late November and early December, according to Mary.

Harrison went on to say he has all vital paperwork in which he will be presenting it to the “courts wherever matters like this should really be talked about.”

He mentioned at the time of closing, he tried out reaching out to the Tomkos various periods, but hardly ever got a response.

Harrison additional he imagined he was performing the appropriate thing by sending the parts again to Ford.

Information 4 tried to inquire other issues, but Harrison mentioned he didn’t want to be on the file.

Mary said she was hardly ever manufactured mindful that Harrison was not reopening elsewhere.

“He advised me he moved his store with more cost-effective rent,” said Mary.

The Tomkos have because sent Harrison a Letter of Demand giving him until eventually January 15 to reimburse them for the areas and labor they paid out for six months in the past.

Normally, the Tomkos program to take Harrison to compact promises courtroom.

News 4 arrived at out to Ford about irrespective of whether or not the areas have been purchased by means of Harrison or Blockheads Vehicle Maintenance. We also questioned if Ford is going through a shipping and delivery hold off.

A Ford representative reported they’re searching into the issue, but mainly because the overall corporation is shut until finally January 3, the solution very likely wouldn’t occur till every person is again in the place of work.

We’ll examine back again in with Ford future 7 days.