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Pennsylvania’s Lemon Law Is For New Cars, Too

By Consumer Law PA |

The difficulties of knowing how reliable a used car is before you buy it are well known.  Plenty of nice-looking cars do not show their true colors until after you drive them away from the used car dealership.  Between the fine print on all the papers you are signing and the gleaming grins and… Read More »

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Is It Theft When You Return A Lemon And The Dealership Refuses To Give You Your Money Back?

By Consumer Law PA |

When you buy a car, the dealership gives you the title to the car, indicating that you own the vehicle and that it is roadworthy.  If you finance the car, the dealership keeps the title until you have paid the car loan in full.  If the vehicle is salvaged, however, then you do not… Read More »

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Pennsylvania State Police Charge 23 Members of Alleged Used Car Fraud Ring

By Consumer Law PA |

Pennsylvania requires all new and used car dealers to be licensed through the Secretary of State’s office. Licensure helps to protect consumers against unscrupulous used car dealers who engage in questionable–if not outright illegal–sales practices. If you are purchasing a used car, you should always make sure that you are working with a licensed… Read More »

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Used Car Buying Tips

By Consumer Law PA |

Buying a used car can be a difficult endeavor, as many dealerships attempt to take advantage  of consumers by misrepresenting a vehicle’s features, charging hidden fees, and failing to honor earlier promises. While there are a few steps that potential car buyers can take to lower their chances of being defrauded by a used… Read More »

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How Pennsylvania Law Protects Consumers from Unscrupulous Car Dealers

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Although many used car dealers are careful to conduct thorough inspections of their vehicles, offer vehicles at fair prices, and only use proper advertising practices, it is also not uncommon for a used car dealer to engage in deceptive practices or fraudulent activity, which can have serious consequences for those who end up buying… Read More »

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Used Car Dealers Who Sell Recalled Vehicles

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Dealerships that sell new vehicles are prohibited from selling cars that are subject to an open recall. While no similar federal law exists that protects used car buyers in this way, Pennsylvania recently enacted a law that does require used car dealerships to formally disclose when a vehicle has been recalled. Unfortunately, dealerships find… Read More »

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Pennsylvania’s Used Car Fraud Law

By Consumer Law PA |

Customers who find themselves defrauded by used car dealers are often surprised to learn that Pennsylvania’s lemon law doesn’t actually cover defective vehicles if those vehicles qualify as used. Fortunately, there are other laws in Pennsylvania that protect consumers who purchase used vehicles in the state. To learn more about these laws and how… Read More »

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What to Keep in Mind When Purchasing a Used Car

By Consumer Law PA |

Whether you’re looking to buy a used car for personal use, or are shopping on behalf of a loved one, it’s important to remember that purchasing a used vehicle is a much different process than buying a new car. To this end, we’ve included a few tips to help reduce your chances of being… Read More »

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Finding Hidden Damage on Used Cars

By Consumer Law PA |

Pennsylvania dealerships are required to disclose certain types of damage to prospective buyers. Unfortunately, many fail to do so and some even go so far as to take steps to hide the damage. This type of conduct is unlawful, so if you recently purchased a used car and later discovered that it suffered from… Read More »

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Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Philadelphia Car Dealer for Auto Fraud

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Early last month, the Pennsylvania Attorney General filed a lawsuit in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas against a used car dealership and three of its business partners for selling defective vehicles, many of which, were not actually owned by the dealer. If you were the victim of this type of unlawful conduct, you… Read More »

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