Tag Archives: Philadelphia Used Car Fraud Attorneys
Signs that Your Transmission May be Defective
The transmission plays a critical role in the proper functioning of any vehicle, as it transfers the rotational power generated by the engine to the car’s wheels. This in turn, makes it possible for the gear ratio between the engine and the wheels to change as a vehicle speeds up and slows down. Although… Read More »
The FTC and the Used Car Rule
In 1985, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) instituted the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule. More commonly referred to as the Used Car Rule, these regulations require used car dealers to display window stickers, known as Buyers Guides, on all used cars. These stickers contain important information about the vehicle being sold, including information… Read More »
The Puppy Dog Close
Used car dealers are notorious for using certain sales tricks to convince consumers to buy a vehicle. For instance, most people have heard of the bait and switch technique, which involves advertising cars at an apparent bargain and then substituting more expensive or inferior vehicles when consumers actually show up at the lot. While… Read More »
What Documentation Should I Receive When I Purchase a Used Car in PA?
When you buy a used vehicle in Pennsylvania, dealerships are required to comply with certain rules. For instance, dealers aren’t allowed to advertise cars as being sold “as is” except in certain circumstances. Similarly, dealers must disclose certain information about the vehicles they sell, including whether a vehicle has damage to its frame, transmission,… Read More »
What is Mileage Fraud?
Both state and federal law prohibit used car dealers from taking advantage of potential buyers by failing to disclose certain types of damage, falsely claiming to have made repairs, or refusing to honor a valid warranty. Mileage fraud also falls under this category and occurs much more often than most people realize. In fact,… Read More »
Disclosing Flood Damage
Although Pennsylvania’s Lemon Law doesn’t cover used cars, consumers are still protected by the state’s Automotive Industry Trade Practices law, which makes it unlawful to sell used vehicles without disclosing certain types of damage to buyers. This includes flood damage, so if you recently purchased a used vehicle and later discovered that it had… Read More »
Protections Under The New Vehicle Damage Disclosure Act
Consumers buying a new car do not usually expect the car to have problems. They are therefore surprised if their car develops a problem, and may wonder if they are covered under Pennsylvania Lemon Law. Not every new car sold in Pennsylvania is covered under the Lemon Law, and sometimes the owner of a… Read More »