We've all heard the term lemon cars used over and over again, but what does this really mean?
Put simply, these are vehicles that have persistent mechanical problems
. They are often referred to as manufacturer buybacks, which signifies that the manufacturer was made aware of the problem car. It is then recorded in the DMV records as a lemon vehicle.
One of the main components of the Vehicle History Report is the lemon check
, which searches multiple databases using a car's VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) to check if a vehicle is a lemon or not. Lemon vehicles should be avoided at all cost!
To check if your car is a lemon or not, you can start with a free DMV record check
at any of these two vehicle history sources: Autocheck History Reports Car Detective History Reports
If you suspect that you might have already bought a lemon, there are laws that protect you called lemon laws
. These laws vary from state to state, so make sure you know what laws apply to your state before you take action.
Here are a couple of great lemon law information sites
. They will tell you everything you need to know about lemon law and how you may be able to get rid of your lemon car.
Lemon Law America
More articles on lemon law by state:
Alabama Lemon Law
, New Jersey
, New York
, Ohio Lemon Law
, and Virginia Lemon Law
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