Buying, Selling, or Leasing a Vehicle

Lemon Laws

What can you do if the car you just bought is a real "lemon"? What if the car you purchased is in the repair shop almost as much as in your garage? To protect consumers from such situations, most states have passed some form of "lemon laws." Other consumer protection laws may also help.

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What are lemon laws?

How do I know if the law considers my car a lemon?

What must I do to make lemon laws work for me?

Is there an arbitration process?

What will I get if I win my lemon law claim?

Do lemon laws cover used cars?

May I drive the car while we are deciding whether or not it is a lemon?

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