Buying a vehicle is a significant commitment. It means complying with California laws for registration and insurance, keeping up with routine maintenance and usually paying on a loan. This already expensive purchase can become even more costly if the vehicle requires multiple returns to the dealer for repairs. After several trips to a mechanic, a car owner may wonder how to begin the lemon law claims process.
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When a California resident is talking about lemons, fruit is often the first thing that comes to mind. However, the discussion might have nothing at all to do with food and everything to do with automobiles. Lemon laws are part of the Tanner Consumer Protection Act.
When a serious problem arises with a new car, many California consumers may wonder what to do. In some cases, the vehicle can be taken to a mechanic for repairs, and that is the end of the story. However, in other cases, individuals may have vehicles that continue to have problems even after multiple attempts at repairs. In which case, the vehicles may be considered lemons.
People across California have different reasons for wanting to buy a car. Some may have finally saved up enough to purchase their dream vehicles, and others may need new vehicles due to issues with their old ones. Whatever the reason, drivers want their new vehicles to be reliable, and if they are not, they may consider filing lemon law claims.
Car buyers in California and across the country are fortunate to have laws to protect them from defective or dangerous merchandise. This includes everything from medicine to automobiles. While lawmakers have good intentions when they draft these laws, it is not always easy to get the manufacturers of these products to comply so that the consumer is satisfied. This may be especially true for the lemon law claims process.
Vehicle owners in California and elsewhere often face many frustrations when dealing with a breakdown or other defect. They are fortunate when the mechanic quickly finds the trouble and repairs the problem effectively. However, when a new vehicle breaks down and the dealer's mechanic cannot repair the problem, car owners may have to begin the lemon law claims process.
Purchasing a new car is not always the celebration TV commercials make it seem to be. Often, a new car buyer in California feels confused about the options and concerned about the monthly payments. Owning a new vehicle supposedly removes the worry of unforeseen repairs and the likelihood of breaking down at the least convenient moment. Occasionally, however, a new car is a lemon, and many returns to the dealership do not always result in the satisfaction a consumer expects after making such a large purchase.
When a vehicle reaches a certain age or travels a certain number of miles, its owner can expect to experience issues and begin paying for repairs that go beyond a new battery. A careful consumer will wait until those repairs begin to cost more than the average new car payment before trading up. After buying a new car, most California consumers expect to avoid many of the problems they may have had with their old vehicle. When this does not happen, the consumer may have purchased a lemon.