Shop did work without written estimate?

Im going to be the first to admit that I dont know Florida repair laws as I own a shop in PA. That said, if your point 4 is how you say, and you told me on the phone to R&R wheel bearings and use dealer parts, I would at that point fix the car the way you asked.
Agreed we’re human beings we can’t assume every normal transaction is gonna be a lawsuit. Use OE parts implies yes, fix it.

In having a reception for my son. One restaurant wanted 50% down. The other $0 down. I would say the first is more common today, but I bet my parents Gen people simply transacted as humans, on their word. My .02