The First Thing You Should Do if You Own a Lemon Car

Blair Nicole By Blair Nicole, 27th Apr 2018 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1xw99ei7/
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Purchasing a car can be a great investment. However, you may discover that it has some issues such as a botched paint job, a horrible smell, etc. you will start to think it is a lemon, however, just because you think so does not mean the law agrees.

The First Thing You Should Do if You Own a Lemon Car


We all would want a smooth purchasing process which will end in quality products. However, dishonesty of sellers leads to exchange of defective products without consumers’ knowledge. It, also, applies when leasing or buying of cars. You would not want to end up with a lemon in your hands.

Fortunately, the California lemon law has you all covered. It gives you protection against defective vehicles. However, the lemon law has its own complication which is why it is vital that you understand it well. By understanding it, you will ensure you have the best case against the vehicle manufacturer. The following steps will help you ensure you maintain a strong case.

1. Proper research prior purchasing

It is the best way to avoid unnecessary disappointments. You can avoid lemons by cross-checking your desired car model in consumer research sites. It will give you knowledge on whether there are any current lemon laws on the vehicle. You should also do a research on the dealership of the company you are buying from, especially if it is a used car. Also, check on the history of the car before making the purchase.

2. Understand your rights as a consumer

Lemon laws are often not laid out in simple terms. It is, therefore, important that you take your time to understand them before making a claim. Ensure you understand your consumer rights well. You can do an online research to get education about lemon laws. Alternatively, you may speak to a qualified lawyer who will educate you on your rights.

3. Keep vehicle’s repair records.

If you want to put up a case under the lemon law, it is important that you have the vehicle’s repair record. It will make your case stronger as you will have evidence of going for the same repair more than four times. Ensure your record has a description of the service offered, date and amount paid.

5. Create your vehicle’s log book

To keep track of the required documents for the lemon case, you will need a log book. it should contain all the vehicle’s service record and for how long it was inoperable because of the damage. Also, the log book should also have any conversation that you had with the manufacturer or dealer.

6. Proper maintenance and use of the vehicle

As you are still tracking your vehicle’s problem for lemon case, it is important that you still maintain and use the vehicle properly. It is crucial as lemon law does not cover illegal or improper use of the vehicle. If you do not maintain the vehicle properly, the case against the manufacturer may end up being on you.

7. Hire a licensed mechanic

When taking your vehicle for servicing, only take to a qualified and licensed mechanic. Good reputation is another important feature you should look for. You can also take the vehicle to your dealer or a mechanic who specializes with that type of car.

Conclusion

Purchasing a car can be a great investment. However, you may discover that it has some issues such as a botched paint job, a horrible smell, etc. you will start to think it is a lemon, however, just because you think so does not mean the law agrees.

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Car, Defective Vehicles, Lemon Law

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