Car in collision shop, lien

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Question

Country: United States of America
State: Michigan

My car is in a collision shop. It has been there for about a month and a half. I am paying on my repair bill. I was wondering how long can my car stay there before a mechanic lien is put on it? My repair bill was $1800 and I now owe a $1000. I heard that as long as I am paying on my bill within 30 days, that they cannot put a lien on it.

Answer

Technically they can place a lien as soon as you fail to pay.