The Lemon Law Basics

"Get a good working knowledge of lemon laws"


Ok, so you're sure now that you do actually have a lemon on your hands. Lets take some time to get a good working knowledge of lemon laws.
 
When it comes to lemon laws, knowing the basics can literally make the difference between getting taken

advantage of or getting the chance to recover the money that you spent on the car. This section will help you get a good understanding of the basics behind the lemon laws. Keep in mind that this is just an overview and each of these laws varies by state.

The state lemon law statutes offer a wide array of relief for consumers who get stuck with a bad car or truck after they buy.

These statutes give buyers the chance to recover the costs and attorney fees which will pile up as you press the manufacturer to live up to the lemon laws. Of course this is a strong incentive for attorneys who would like to represent unhappy owners of lemon cars.

The easiest way to describe lemon laws is to say that they basically outline the procedures that are used in order to settle these sorts of problems.

Again, these lemon laws differ from one state to another, but in general, lemon laws are designed to provide the owner with a refund or replacement vehicle should this kind of problem occur.

For example, some states require a refund or a new car if a large enough problem can't be repaired within four tries, or if the car has been out of service for around a month within the first year or 12,000 miles driven.

There are some exceptions to this rule, such as; some states only give manufacturers one chance to repair a significant safety related issue like the brakes or steering.

Some states don't stop with providing lemon owners a refund or a new car. In fact, some of them will also let you recover any sort of attorney's fees that build up while you pursue satisfaction from your purchase of a lemon.

Isn't it good to know that you can get some sort of return on your money when you buy a lemon?

Every state in America now has a State Lemon Law that is built to protect consumers from dishonest and uncooperative dealerships. It allows the car buyer to exchange the defective vehicle for a new one or to have the manufacturer buy it back from them.

Once you've established that the manufacturer is going to buy back your car, the battle will switch over and become about the vehicle's value. You want the per-mile charge to be as little as possible so that you can get the most for your money on the return.

So, now you're ready to get into the actual lemon law complaint process. This is where it really gets fun. Can you hear the sarcasm there?

 

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