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Lemon Law Consumer Tips & Advice

Good advice is hard to come by, but mistakes relating to car purchases and lemon laws are easy to make. Here are a number of articles that provide background into making informed decisions that range from best car repair practices to whether suing or arbitrating a lemon law claim is a better option.

Beware Of Remote Starters And Do-it-yourself Modifications
Read this article to see photographs where a remote starter caused a vehicle to plunge into the water nearly drowning its owner.

Warning Against After-market Modifications To Vehicles Under Warranty
This article describes the consumer's options what to do after modifications are alleged to void the auto warranty.

Deciding Between New Versus Used Vehicle and Whether to Lease or Purchase a Vehicle
Of course, there are a few more enjoyable buying experiences in life than getting a new car. Even the smell of a new car is so favored that clever companies sell aerosol sprays of the new car aroma.

Car Buying Tips
There are so many considerations when purchasing a new or used car, motorcycle, motor home or other vehicle.

Deciding the Best Means and Place to Buy Your Next Vehicle
If you have ever gone to a very good diner, which offers breakfast, lunch or dinner at anytime of the day or night, as well as, a great selection of cuisines from different nationalities, you will experience difficulty in making decisions when you are given too many choices.

Litigation or Arbitration of Lemon Law Claims
In New York State, there are various ways to enforce or settle a consumer's claim for relief against a manufacturer of a new vehicle or dealer of a used vehicle (car, truck, SUV, hybrid, motorcycle, motor home, etc.). The process may be as simple as dealing directly with the manufacturer or dealer or as complex as prosecuting a civil lawsuit.

Have Your Vehicle Repaired At the New Vehicle Dealer, Repair Shop, or Local Mechanic
The old adage "penny-wise, pound-foolish" comes to mind when considering where to take your vehicle for routine repairs, oil changes and the like.

Used Car Extended Warranties
During my years of practice, I have often heard complaints from consumers having great difficulties with used car dealers and extended warranty companies. Unfortunately, most of the extended warranties written by companies other than automobile manufacturers are not worth the paper they are written upon.

New York Statutes Applicable to Common Topics Concerning Motor Vehicles (Other Then the Lemon Laws Discussed Elsewhere)
The following is a partial list of the New York Statutes applicable to common topics concerning motor vehicles other then the Lemon Laws discussed elsewhere.

What to Do When the Lemon Law Limits Have Been Exceeded or Do Not Apply to Your Vehicle
The New York Lemon Law applicable to new and used vehicles is provided under New York General Business Law Sections 198-a (new vehicles) or Section 198-b (used vehicles), et sec.

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