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What Is a Reconstructed Title?

If you are buying a used car, experts advise you run to a history of the vehicle’s VIN before you complete the purchase. Taking the time to do this will provide some insights about the vehicle and its title, such as whether the title has been reconstructed. What does a reconstructed title mean?

Salvaged and Reconstructed Title Defined

When a car is in an accident, severely damaged, and the cost of the repairs will exce...


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How Do Lemon Laws Apply to Used Cars?

How do lemon laws apply to used cars?

While people commonly think that lemon laws cover only new vehicles, lemon laws can also apply to used cars. Before you purchase a used car in any state, become familiar with the used car lemon laws for that state.

How Do Lemon Laws Apply to Used Cars?

While federal lemon laws usually apply only to a new car purchase, there is a major exception to how lemon la...


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Worried a Used Car Might Be a Lemon? Keep These Things in Mind.

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Buying a new vehicle is expensive, with the average cost now nearing $30,000. That is why many people would rather buy a used car. However, it is more common for used-car buyers to have trouble with an unreliable vehicle or have to deal with pricey repair bills that cost more than the vehicle itself. Lemon laws are in place to protect new and used car buyers. In California, if you purchase a used vehicle that is still covered by the vehicle manu...


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How to Prove the Other Driver Is at Fault

How to Prove the Other Driver Is at Fault

You've been in a car accident in California. How do you prove it was the other driver’s fault? If he hit and injured you, it is up to you to prove the accident was his fault before you can recover any damages for your injuries. At Neale & Fhima, we are skilled and experienced in proving the fault lies with the other driver. Talk to one of our attorneys today about how we can h...


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Is There a Grace Period to Return a New Car?

Desert Hot Springs Lemon Law Attorney

One of the most common questions by consumers is whether they have the ability to return a new car. This is referred to as a ‘cooling off period.’ Many consumers do not know that most car sales contracts in the state have fine print that allows the dealer to demand YOU return the car within 10 days. This rule exists because dealers often sell vehicles without financing being fully in place at the time of sale. If more than 10 days pass, the d...


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Is Your Leased Car a Lemon?

California Lemon Law Attorney

Leasing a vehicle can be a good move for cash-strapped consumers. Basically, the car buyer is simply paying for the value of the vehicle they use and not the entire worth of it. Monthly payments for leases are usually lower, too. But what if you end up with a leased car that is a lemon? Are you protected by the California lemon law?

Leased lemons in California

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What’s a Salvaged Title?

What’s a Salvaged Title?

Everyone wants to save money when buying a car, but you might have trouble finding a bargain used vehicle. In that case, you may choose a salvaged title vehicle. But what does a "salvaged title" mean? This article will describe what a salvaged title is and the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing such a car. A salvaged title means the car has suffered substantial damage, most often in an accident. The car was probably deemed a total loss b...


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Can a Dealership Sell You a Lemon?

Can a Dealer Sell a Lemon?

Have you ever thought about what you would do if a car dealer sold you a lemon or bad vehicle? It is not uncommon for a car dealership to sell a lemon vehicle by failing to disclose accidents or damages that were done to the vehicle. If you’re wondering “can a dealership sell you a lemon?”, the answer is complex:

  • If you buy a used car or truck “as is,” then that means you have little to no legal recourse if the vehicle turns ...


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