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Lemon Law What Does It Mean For The Consumer

Have you ever bought a car and thought, after driving it for a while, thought that you have a lemon? If your recently purchased automobile has been in the repair shop frequently, you may have purchased a lemon. How do you determine if your vehicle is a lemon?

1. Look at the manufacture, mileage and age of your vehicle. Lemon Laws apply ONLY if your vehicle is still under the original manufacturer warranty. Having an extended warranty or power train warranty will not be helpful. Most cars have 3 years/36,000 miles, but some have 4 years/50,000. Check our website to find out where your vehicle falls. For example, if you have a 2010 Dodge Caravan with 50,000 miles, you are out of luck as the vehicle has too many miles. Still confused?  Call us.

2. Review your repair orders. How many times did you bring in your vehicle for repairs? Did you receive a repair order for each visit? Ask for a repair order each time you bring it in for repair, even if there was no actual repair performed; there should be an order stating that the problem was investigated and not found or not repaired. If you don't have all your repair orders what do you do? Go to your shop and ask for new ones. If they refuse, you can go to any authorized dealer and ask for a warranty history report.

3. If you have 3 or more repairs to the same problem, you could have a lemon. Gather up your repair orders and purchase agreement. Send your documents via email, fax or mail to us for a FREE confidential case review. By sending us your documents, we will review, with no obligations or fees.

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