When you have bought a brand-new car, or have a used certified pre-owned car that is still covered under the manufacturer’s original warranties, it is an exciting time to be driving. That is until you discover an undercover manufacturer’s defect in your vehicle. Once you find a manufacturer’s defect in your car or truck, it may mean that you can’t drive the vehicle safely any longer. That is more than just a bummer, it may mean that you might have to make a formal claim to ensure that you are getting your money back for what you spent to purchase this vehicle in the first instance.
California Lemon Laws Cover New and Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Equally
If you have bought a new car or a certified pre-owned used car, both are going to be covered equally under the California Lemon Laws. The lemon laws are in place as a rule of law, to prevent a manufacturer from “getting away with” having a latent or obvious defect on a car, and not reimbursing the consumers for it.
What Expenses Will the Lemon Laws Cover for the Consumer?
For example, the lemon laws cover the expenses you have to shell out, because your car is a lemon. These expenses can start to add up, if you have a car with many different safety defects associated with the vehicle. You will more than likely get reimbursed for expenses associated with your lemon car, including what you paid in relation to:
- Money you paid for your car down payment
- Sales tax you paid for your car
- Monthly payments you made to your car “note”
- License fees to register the car
- Registration fees to register the car
- Rental car expenses while the car was in the auto dealer shop being repaired
- Taxi fees
- Towing service fees
- Car service fees
- Out-of-pocket fees
- Attorney fees to manage your lemon law claim
California Lemon Law Calculator for Consumer Reimbursement on a Lemon Car
If you are making a claim for a lemon vehicle, you will have to use the California lemon law calculator to figure out your reimbursement amount you’ll get back. This formula uses the facts related to your lemon law claim, and then estimates how much money you’ll get back. It is based on what you paid in to have and own your vehicle, the miles you drove and the money you deserve beck on your claim.
The formula works like this:
- Write down your vehicle purchase price.
- Multiply the amount of the purchase price by the mileage that you have on the vehicle, when you take it back to the dealer for repairs because it is a lemon car.
- Divide that number by 120,000 for representing 120,000 miles.
- The final number is what you will be reimbursed from the dealer on your lemon law claim, according to the lemon law calculator.
Let’s look at an example of how to use the lemon law calculator. If you have purchased a vehicle for $35,000, and drove it for 5,000 miles before discovering the defect, paid $1,000 down on the car, made a monthly payment of $250 for a total of 8 payments – then your estimated usage fee will be around $1,458, with an estimated refund of $1,542.
You can look at it this way, you were not in the car all that long when the defects were discovered, and you made fewer than a full year’s worth of payments on the vehicle. If you want to recover more money, that is where you may want to get the legal advice of a knowledgeable attorney at that point. You may have incurred other expenses that you need to be reimbursed for, and it is better not to leave this situation to chance. You can call us today at the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537 right now, and we will review your case for you for free.
The Guardian Lemon Law Group is ready to talk to you now about your lemon law claim. We are here for you, and are ready, willing and able to get you the money that you deserve in your lemon car claim. Our legal team is a multilingual office, we speak fluent: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Armenian, Farsi, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, French, German, and Korean. When you call us, we are going to be attentive to your cultural and language needs. For people who do not know about the ins and outs of the lemon laws, we are easy to talk to and can help you with the next steps to initiating your lemon law claim. Just call us at the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537.
We Settle Out Defective Lemon Law Claims for All Manufacturers
It is appropriate to wonder if our legal team is able to manage the lemon law claim for all manufacturers. The answer is a firm YES! We are able to handle and settle out the lemon law vehicle claims for every type of manufacturer under the sun. That is why you can talk to us today, about your lemon law case. Just give us a call at the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537 today.
Common Manufacturer Defects Found on Lemon Cars and Trucks
If you own a new car or truck that is a lemon vehicle, there may be something in common with other vehicles that turn out to be lemons. A lemon car and truck can actually have more than one defect at a time, that is responsible for affecting the safe driving of the vehicle. In some instances, the latent defects on a vehicle are so unsafe, that the car by all rights should not even have been driven off the car dealership lot!
When you identify that you have a defective automobile, you can get the help you need today. Just give us a call at the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537 right now.
Recent Victories for Consumers Are More Important Than Ever
The big manufacturers understand now that they are not able to send out duds on their assembly lines, and expect consumers to be happy with defective automobiles. If you have bought a new car, or a used one that is still under the original manufacturer’s warranty, then you know that you have the right to drive a fully safe and secure vehicle every day.
Manufacturers who sell defective vehicles are now being sued, because they know that they are responsible for the vehicles that they produce for the general public. These same manufacturers are losing large settlements in court, because of the supreme responsibility that the manufacturer still holds for producing shoddy materials and vehicles for sale to the general public.
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Our law firm offers a zero-fee guarantee. You are 100% eligible for this guarantee every day. All that you need to do to get in on this discount, is to call us at the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537.
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We can discuss your lemon law case with you for a free evaluation, when you give us a call today. We are here for you, and are ready to help you in this difficult time. We want you to know that we will get the money you deserve from the big manufacturing companies, and will not stop there. We will also get you a full settlement package that will include all your expenses and out-of-pocket money too. Just call today at the Guardian Lemon Law Group at 888.341.8537.