Protect Yourself from Unscrupulous Sellers
While most retailers are honest and ethical about their sales practices, there are a few out there who are not. If you encounter a seller who engages in unethical, dishonest or unscrupulous sales practices, you may need to look into the South Carolina Lemon Law. This is a law set up to protect consumers from dishonest business practices.
Perhaps you needed a car in order to get to and from work or school. You visited a used car lot, and the salesperson encouraged you to buy a particular vehicle. You bought the car, only to have it break down. Your mechanic told you that it is going to need thousands of dollars in repair work, and the repairs are more than the value of the vehicle. This is a lemon, and the state’s laws on this are designed to protect your finances.
The state’s lemon laws offer a few remedies for your situation. You may choose to have the car dealer replace the vehicle with one that is not in disrepair and that is worth the same amount that you originally paid. The replacement vehicle must be in working condition and must have about the same age, mileage and wear and tear. Another remedy available to you is for the dealer to make the repairs or pay for the repairs at the mechanic of your choice. The last remedy that you might consider is a cash refund so that you can get your money back and buy a quality used vehicle from a different seller.
When you need help understanding the South Carolina Lemon Law, contact us at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center in order to schedule a consultation. You may also visit us online at YourLemonLawRights.com in order to learn more about our attorneys and legal services.