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How To Use the Lemon Law To Replace Your Car

Watch more How to Buy a Car videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Stand up for your rights and use the lemon law to replace your defective car. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Know your rights and obligations Know that while federal law protects you, it does not define what a lemon is. Prove your car is in fact a lemon according to your state's laws. Tip Federal laws that protect car buyers are the Magnusson-Moss Act and the Uniform Commercial Code. Some states have lemon laws, while others rely on a patchwork of other laws. Step 2: Find out your state's laws Find out how your state defines a lemon. Definitions might include a major auto defect not fixed after two to four attempts, or a car out of service for a specific time period or number of miles. Step 3: Keep copies of everything Keep copies of your purchase contract and all service orders and invoices for repairs and regular maintenance, together with all warranties and your owner's manual. Step 4: Take detailed notes Take notes on all conversations with the dealer and service technicians. Record the date and time, any comments, and attempted repairs. Step 5: Ask for TSBs Ask the dealer for a copy of all manufacturers' technical service bulletins on your car. Step 6: Track repair time Track all time your vehicle is in the shop for repairs. Note the date of each visit, the time in and out, and the reason. Step 7: Get a lawyer Hire a lawyer who specializes in lemon laws for your state. The initial consultation should be free. Did You Know? The first lemon laws were passed in 1982 in California and Connecticut. Since then every state has enacted consumer protection laws about defective automobiles.
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