You finally bought a car to help you run your business only to find out it has significant defects that prevent you from using it for its intended purposes. Several stops at the mechanic to fix it have not helped either, and given that you probably spent a substantial amount of money to purchase the car, there is a lot at stake for your business.
Luckily, the law protects you if you purchase a vehicle with extensive mechanical issues or defects. It is possible to file a lemon car claim against the manufacturer or car dealership and get a refund or a replacement.
However, it is advisable to look out for these common pitfalls that may cause unnecessary delays or hurt your claim.
Not keeping a record of repairs
You need to document all your attempted repairs to the lemon car. Keep a record of the money spent for the repairs at each instance, the days the car stayed over at the mechanic’s and the diagnosis made.
Selling your lemon car before your claim is complete
If you no longer own the vehicle, you cannot bring a lemon car claim for a refund or replacement. You will likely be short-changing yourself when you sell the car below the market value since you could have recovered the full amount with your claim.
Accepting a low offer
You might be so frustrated by your lemon car that you accept a lowball offer to put the matter behind you. However, it is important to protect your interests and ensure that you get what you deserve.
Learning more about the aspects of the lemon car law that affect your case will help you avoid these mishaps and safeguard your claim