If it's Friday or close to Friday, am I allowed to leave my car at a Jewish secular mechanic to do a job at a set rate with the possibility that he'll work on it on Shabbat?

Would it help if I asked him to refrain working on it on Shabbat?

The question May a halachically 'Jewish' Atheist work as a 'Shabbat goy'? is related but different from what I am asking. The first difference is that you are specifically hiring the athiest to work for you on shabbat - here it's simply a possiblity that the mechanic will do the job on Shabbat but not a necessity. Second difference the mechanic is not necessarily an athiest but simply non-religious (tinok shenishba or what have you...).



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