At Shainfeld Law, P.C., our California lemon law attorney knows that warranties can be confusing, especially when consumers sit down to see what is actually covered in the agreement.
It is common for dealerships to make promises while breezing through the warranty’s verbiage, leaving car buyers to believe they have more coverage than they do. This is a difficult fact to learn when it is time to put the warranty to use.
Here is what you need to know about your warranty and how it provides protection under the California Lemon Law.
What Does a Car Warranty Cover?
A car warranty covers defects or damage that occurs during normal use of the vehicle.
It does not cover normal wear and tear, misuse of the vehicle, or the owner’s negligence in failing to properly maintain the vehicle.
A valid manufacturer’s warranty will pay to replace defective parts with new or reconditioned parts and labor from the dealership or certified mechanic.
That may include the specific parts covered under:
- New Vehicle Warranties
- Used Vehicle Warranties
- Comprehensive Warranties
- Powertrain Warranties
- Corrosion Warranties
- Defects and Performance Warranties
The type of manufacturer’s warranty you have is important, especially if a mechanic cannot fix your vehicle’s defect in a reasonable number of attempts.
If your vehicle is deemed a lemon under our California Lemon Law Process, your new or used vehicle will be the most important aspect of your claim to pursue a replacement vehicle or a refund of your purchase price.
How Do I Know What My Vehicle Warranty Covers?
The only way to know exactly what your California vehicle warranty covers is to read the agreement in full.
This will ensure the dealership or manufacturer is following through on their promise to fix your vehicle.
While vehicle warranties can promise extensive coverage, the terms or language in the contract will dictate exactly what is covered when your vehicle begins exhibiting signs of a defect.
At Shainfeld Law, our skilled Los Angeles lemon law attorney can help you understand what your warranty covers, for how long, and when it may be time to pursue a lemon law claim to make you whole again.
Contact Our Skilled Lemon Law Attorney in Los Angeles for a Free Consultation Today
If you are experiencing ongoing mechanical trouble with a vehicle that is still under its manufacturer’s warranty, contact our experienced Los Angeles County Lemon Law attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C., today by calling 888-567-2279 or request a free consultation online.
Call us today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the manufacturer for your full recovery.