Maine Revised Statutes

§1802. Maximum charge for repair

1. Written designation by customer.  Before a repair facility begins repairing a customer's motor vehicle, the customer may designate in writing a specific amount of charges for repair in excess of which the customer does not agree to be liable without further specific agreement, either oral or written.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
2. No liability without agreement.  A customer is not liable for a charge in excess of the specific amount designated in accordance with subsection 1 without further specific oral or written agreement. A repair facility shall charge a customer by using the same labor rate per hour and shop supplies calculation as is used in any estimate the repair facility provides.
[ 2005, c. 189, §2 (AMD) .]
3. Shop supplies.  A repair facility may bill for shop supplies calculated as a percentage of labor or by other calculation, if disclosed to the customer, as a single line item.
[ 2005, c. 189, §3 (NEW) .]
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 2005, c. 189, §§2,3 (AMD).