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Vehicle Purchases

Next to buying a home, a vehicle may be the most significant purchase you make. Knowing some common pitfalls and how to avoid them as well as your legal rights as a vehicle purchaser can help prevent buyer's remorse.

There are a number of options to consider when purchasing a vehicle. People need to decide between buying new or buying used and between leasing or purchasing a vehicle. What you decide to do will depend on your own circumstances, but knowing your legal rights and responsibilities in each situation can help you make the decision that is best for you.

No matter what type of vehicle you choose you will also inevitably face the need for repairs. Knowing about warranties and how to protect yourself when repairs are needed can help you deal with these situations economically and efficiently.

Vehicle Dealers

Vehicle dealers must be licensed and comply with rules designed to protect people buying or leasing a vehicle. If you buy from a private seller you do not have these protections.

Leasing a Vehicle

You may be considering leasing a vehicle instead of buying one. Information about the pros and cons and your rights and responsibilities under a lease can help you make the decision that is right for you.

Buying a New Vehicle

A new vehicle is a significant purchase. Knowing what information you should have as well as your consumer rights can help you make a good decision.

Buying a Used Vehicle

Buying a used vehicle can be a good deal. However, if you are buying used, especially from a private seller, it is important to take certain precautions.

Vehicle Warranties

There are a number of different warranties that you may be entitled to by law, receive with your purchase or pay extra for. A warranty gives you the right to have certain defects repaired, usually at no cost to you. It is important to know your warranty rights so you can get the most from it.

Vehicle Repairs

Part of owning a vehicle is dealing with repairs. There are steps you can take to help ensure that repairs are done well and steps you can take if you are unsatisfied with a repair or a repair bill.

PLEA can provide you with information to help you understand many legal matters you, a family member or friend may be facing.

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