Didn’t know what these laws were? Well you will now! When it comes to trying to sell a junk car to consumers, there are laws that places like us have to abide by. Essentially, these are to protect consumers from unfair treatment. Many of the laws aren’t an issue, but they’re still important to know!
What are they?
Lemon Laws are American state laws that provide a remedy for purchasers of cars and other consumer goods in order to compensate for products that repeatedly fail to meet standards of quality and performance.
- State Lemon Laws: The lemon laws for each state can differ, so do some research where you plan to sell your vehicle to make sure you are covered. There are a few state lemon laws that don’t extend protection for those who want to buy used vehicles, or “as is”. Most states do allow selling of salvaged car titles with a different set of laws.
- Mileage Tampering Laws: Mileage rollback is one of the most well-known ways for a seller to deceive a buyer. Tampering with the vehicle mileage is punishable by law! If the odometer stops working randomly, you must notify the buyer, and have it stated on the title.
- Private Seller Laws: In many states, the lemon laws are enacted differently on private owners versus dealers. It’s very important to know what defines a dealer in your state.
- Price Maximums: Many times, state lemon laws can be avoided by staying within a certain price range! Some states will only issue refunds under the laws if a car is sold for more than $700. Similar limitations are used for mileage and age of the vehicle as well.