Many people are now becoming aware of the undeniable rights that they have when they acquire automobiles from car dealers and manufacturers. For those who feel cheated in some way, when they discover that their vehicle has troubles that the car dealer is not dealing in spite of warranty, they can take turn to California Lemon Law to seek refuge. However, combing all the provisions of this law would take time and a brief tutorial – that does not come without a price tag – from a law practitioner.
If you are just one of the many people who would like to know the gist of this state legislation without going through all the many (and often irrelevant) contents, take the test below and see if you and your vehicle are qualified.
Have you purchased a vehicle under a warranty whose manufacturing defect you did not know of at that time of the purchase?
If you answer this question with yes, this does not mean that you automatically are eligible for indemnification or reimbursement. This is a preliminary question to make sure that the way that you bought the car is within the bounds of the law. It is difficult for those cars that are unlawfully acquired, like smuggled goods, a purchase with the absence of a warranty and car insurance, or which have multiple owners, to summon the tenets of the Lemon law.
The warranty is important because vehicle acquisition in California must bear registration in local government unit; insurance papers that would cover the vehicle’s damages to itself, to property and to people during accidents; and warranty from the car dealer for a specific period of time.
Is your car leased or secondhand with a warranty?
This is set as a separate question because people make a mistake in not processing for a claim when their car was second hand or acquired through lease. Remember this; buying a used car does not free the car dealer from giving people quality vehicles.
Have you repeatedly demanded repairs to the car dealer, with the latter refusing to cave in?
You cannot just demand to process a claim when you did not give a chance for the car dealer to do its own part of the deal. If a warranty is in force or when the car still enjoys the benefits of the warranty, you can require the car dealers to make good their promises on this document. If they have refused to do so and in the process, your family life and the possibility of enjoying the comfort and convenience of using a personal car is compromised, it is the right time to take action.
Have you taken the car to a professional repair without the help of the car dealer despite of the latter’s knowledge?
Now, not only are your family and personal life risked but also your pocket, the Lemon Law can provide you a way in redeeming all the costs of repairs you have done on the car without the car dealer’s help. This is also another sign of outright negligence and disregard on the part of the company’s responsibility to customers, which can be a potent proof for strengthening your claim for reimbursement.
If you answered yes to most of the questions, it is time that you take California Lemon Law to your side and see it in action. You might not know it, but you are not only protecting yourself in the process, but the whole community too as you uncovers crooks in car dealership industry.