I recently took my car to an auto mechanic because it was not functioning. I was told I would be charged $189 to diagnose the problem. I was told that I be told exactly what the problem was.
The mechanic told me the problem was my idle air control valve. He said a replacement would cost $500. I told him no. I paid the $189 for the diagnosis and went to Auto Zone.
I purchased an idle air control valve from auto zone for $50. I installed the part myself (it was very easy). This did not fix my problem.
I went back to the mechanic and told him that he had given me an incorrect diagnosis and that I felt I should be refunded my money. He basically told me to go pound sand.
I paid with a credit card. I have the mechanic's written diagnosis stating the problem was the idle air control valve. I have my receipt from Auto Zone dated the next day showing that I bought an idle air control valve. I also can show proof the car is still not functioning.
My question is simple. If I do a chargeback against this mechanic to get my $189 back can he report me to the credit reporting agencies and damage my credit?
Also, do chargebacks show up on my credit report?