Tips on Buying Cars/Bad car deal

Advertisement


Question
24 hours ago I purchased a car and have had 2 serious things go wrong.  I want to return the car and void the contract but want to make sure that I can by law .

Answer
Was it a new or used car?  Did you buy it from a dealer?  If so, and if it's used, does your state offer a used-car lemon law?  If so, you need to contact the department within your state that administers the law and find out what your options are.  Unless you're covered by such a law, or you can prove fraud on the part of the seller, then there are very few (if any) laws on the books that would force the seller to take the car back.  And lemon laws don't cover vehicles purchased from private sellers.

Tips on Buying Cars

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Jeff Clark

Expertise

I can answer most any question as it relates to the purchase of new or used cars, financing, and leasing.

Experience

25 years as an automotive salesperson and service advisor with top-quality dealerships in New York State.

I have taught numerous continuing-education/ adult-education courses on how to purchase a car.

©2017 About.com. All rights reserved.