Pat Goss' Tips & Expert Advice
Warranties And The Law
Each state has different rules for used car warranties. These laws protect buyers from purchasing cars with major mechanical problems. If a dealer is not aware of such problems, the buyer will still be protected. However, the number of days in which a buyer can return a car due to problems is limited.
The Used Car Warranty Law is different than an auto warranty for a used car. The auto warranty is a plan that protects your purchase and helps cover the cost of repairs. The law covers you for a specific time period after the purchase. So if you were sold a lemon, you can return it. It’s also wise to purchase a used car auto warranty because you can use it long after the time limit on the law has expired.
Used car auto warranties will also cover the cost of replacing worn parts. So even though the law might put your mind at ease during the purchase, the warranty cuts down on future repairs and car expenses.