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Understanding the Lemon Law is important for your protection

You are looking at buying a used car as a commuter vehicle for your new job in the city. As you have begun looking through the inventory at several dealerships in Virginia, you are having a hard time feeling confident about choosing the right car. Even though all of them may appear clean and aesthetic on the exterior, they could be hiding some secrets of the past. At Ferriswinder PLLC, we are experienced in working with clients who have needed to rely on the Lemon Law to save them from a fraudulent purchase. 

Have you ever heard of a car that is a "lemon?" Generally, these vehicles are ones that have been advertised as being in great condition other than expected wear and tear. However, once you begin driving the vehicle, you learn of problem after problem. In serious cases, these problems can be debilitating to the vehicle's function and leave you with an unexpected financial loss.

According to ag.ny.gov, vehicles that are covered by the Lemon Law are not able to be sold "as is" from any used car dealership. Rather, the seller must give you, the buyer, a written document that details how repairs will be handled if an immediate problem arises within a window of time after you have purchased the car. If they are unable to provide the needed repairs for a reasonable cost, they are required, by law, to give you a full refund of the money you paid. This warranty should be presented to you at the time of sale, before you sign a contract with the dealer. 

When you understand the Lemon Law and its purpose you can feel more confident about your protection when buying a used car. For more information about the function of a warranty, visit our web page. 

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