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What to Check for When Purchasing a Used Vehicle in California

What to Check for When Purchasing a Used Vehicle in California

You may be excited about the concept of purchasing a used car. There are a number of benefits that come from getting a used car, including the ability to buy something that is relatively nice for a reduced price.

Many people worry that if they purchase a used car, they might get a lemon. California Lemon Laws are designed to help protect you if you purchase a vehicle and it turns out to be a lemon. Somewhat wonder if California Lemon Laws apply to all used cars.

The short answer is yes. There are some variances in Lemon Laws, depending on the state you are in. However, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which is affectionately referred to as the Lemon Law, gives buyers protection if they purchase any vehicle that has a warranty or service contract. The only exception would be a vehicle purchased in as-is condition. If a person purchases an as-is vehicle, they accept the vehicle with all of its flaws and defects.

According to this law, dealers and manufacturers must honor the terms of service of contracts and warranties that they offer when selling a vehicle. If the dealer or manufacturer does not honor the warranty or service contracts after being given an opportunity to do so by the individual who purchased the vehicle, then claims may be brought against the car dealer. The used car dealer who sold the lemon may be responsible for covering the attorney fees of their victim.

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