Posted October 27, 2018 11:30:00The mother of a 3-year-old boy with autism has had to wait nearly a year to get a replacement wheel because she had to pay more than $1,000 for the service.
The girl, who goes by his given name of Margo, is the mother of two boys who have autism and are autistic.
She has been using aluminum polish to replace the wheel for about a year.
But she says she’s been paying about $1.25 for a wheel that was supposed to be for $1 and $1 for a different wheel that would have cost about $300, the Associated Press reported.
The mother had to use a friend to take the aluminum polish from the garage and then drive the car to a scrapyard to have it sent to the scrap yard for repair.
Margo was in her car when the wheel went into the scrapyard.
“We’re going to be paying about two hundred dollars for the wheels.
We can’t afford that,” she told the AP.
Margo’s mother, Marcella Sousa, said she’s spent $3,000 of her own money to get the replacement wheel.
She said she was shocked to see the price tag on the wheel when she was driving the car.
“It’s hard to understand, but I think it’s a lot of money for a child,” Sousan told the newspaper.
Mora has autism, and she has severe autism, which affects his speech, coordination and social skills.
Marge is now using her daughter’s story to push for more regulation of wheel prices.
The AP reported that the Department of Labor has proposed a rule on wheel repair and replacement fees, but the proposal has not been voted on yet.
Sousa said she would like to see more regulation in the industry and has started a petition to make it so.
“The industry has made it easy for us to do this because they don’t charge any of us for this service, and they do it in such a way that they are charging more than they should for this, and we don’t want that,” Sosan said.
“We just want to be able to use this service.”