Unfortunately, many consumers mistakenly believe that vehicle lemon law is automatically enacted, and they are covered when they purchase a new car that has mechanical issues. The fact is there is a wide range of caveats that consumers are obligated to meet before they can take advantage of the vehicle lemon law.
Dealing with the Caveats
Dealers/manufacturers are given an ample number of tries to repair what is faulty with your vehicle. Each state has different rules when it comes to how many times you must take your vehicle in for repairs. This can be the frustrating part. In some states, your vehicle must have been undrivable for as much as 30 days in a calendar year. It can be very stressful to have to comply with the caveats of the law to finally get the relief that you deserve.
Do Your Part
One of the most important things you need to remember is that you must do your part, no matter how frustrating the process is. You need to:
- Keep receipts and correspondence
- Return to the dealer every time you need too
- Contact an attorney that specializes in consumer law
You should keep every receipt, work order, correspondence and a log of communication between you and the dealership. This information is critical to your case. Be diligent about complying with the dealers attempt to repair the vehicle. It can be aggravating when the vehicle must be off the road again for repair attempts, but it is also an important part of managing this matter.
Contact an Attorney
One of the best ways to navigate the caveats of these laws is to have a professional on your side. An attorney that is expert in lemon laws can help you get the justice you need. Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center is the law firm that can help.