What to Do if You Think You’ve Purchased a Lemon in California

When you spend your hard-earned money on a car, you want that car to run well for a while. It can be heartbreaking to discover that you may have purchased a lemon. Here’s what you need to do if you believe that someone may have sold you a lemon:

Take the Car to a Mechanic

The first thing you should do if you believe you may have purchased a lemon is to take your vehicle to a mechanic to have them look at it. A mechanic can give you an objective view of the automobile’s condition. You don’t need to pay for any automotive work. Simply have a mechanic look at the vehicle for you and let you know his or her thoughts.

Contact the Dealership

The next thing you need to do is contact the dealership to let them know the problems you’re having with the vehicle. The dealership is responsible for helping you to resolve the issue. Alternatively, they may allow you to switch the vehicle you purchased for another vehicle. You are protected under the Lemon Law. Therefore, you have the right to try to resolve the situation with the dealership first. If that doesn’t work, then you may have to take your case to the next level.

Contact a California Lemon Law Attorney

You have the right to contact a California Lemon Law attorney if the dealership refuses to resolve your problem or if they cannot resolve the problem after a number of tries. The Lemon Law attorney will help you to get the appropriate compensation for the issue.

Contact Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® for information about the Lemon Laws and available protection for you.

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