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Protected by lemon law, consumers can be proactive

Purchasing a car is rarely the exciting party that TV commercials make it seem. In fact, many may procrastinate making the decision to trade in or buy because it typically means taking on a loan for something that quickly loses value. What can be even more frustrating is paying the money for a car only to find out it has a defect that costs more and more money when the owner makes repeated visits to the dealer for repairs. While consumers are protected by California's lemon law, it's always best to avoid buying a lemon in the first place.

How does the lemon law affect a car loan?

The purchase of a new car often means negotiations with dealers and lenders, adjustments to auto insurance policies, and seemingly endless papers to sign. Nevertheless, it may be worth it to drive home in a worry-free car. However, what happens when the owner of a new vehicle is forced to return to the dealer for multiple repairs? That owner may wonder how California lemon law will affect his or her car loan.

Lemon Law protects customers from irreparable defects

After making a major purchase like a new car, not many in California want to deal with the hassle of repairs. In fact, one reason why many consumers opt for new cars rather than used is because they want a reliable vehicle that will not cost them money to fix in addition to making car payments. Nevertheless, from time to time, a new car may bring frustration and inconvenience because it needs constant repairs. A vehicle like this may fall under California's Lemon Law.

VW sunroof issues may fall under lemon law

One of the benefits of living in California is the glorious sunshine year-round. Having a car with a sunroof is a must for many car owners who want to enjoy that sunshine, even when they are driving. However, some are taking advantage of the state's lemon law to seek redress for a defect in their sunroofs that has the potential to cause injuries and accidents.

Common sources of Lemon Law claims

Every car comes with its share of problems, quirks and frustrations. Even if the car is new, buyers can learn pretty quickly that may not operate or function exactly as they hoped. While it can be easy to think that these issues make the car a lemon, this is not always the case.

3 defenses to expect if you have a lemon claim in California

Buying a new car is no small decision for most people. Oftentimes, prospective buyers conduct research, test drive different options and shop around for the best price before they decide to buy a new car. With all that goes into this process, buyers should be able to expect that the car they ultimately purchase will be in excellent shape and free from defects.

Lemon laws stand up for the little guy

If you buy a toaster that turns out to not work correctly, you’d expect that you’d have legal recourse in terms of calling the manufacturer or taking it back to the store you purchased it from and exchanging it for a new one. Why would you lose that same level of protection on one of the biggest purchases you could make, a new car?

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