There are few things as exciting as buying or leasing a new or used car that comes with a warranty. While exciting, our California lemon law attorney in Los Angeles at Shainfeld Law P.C., knows it also takes a lot of research to find the vehicle that is right for you.

The process can be painstaking, and when all the work you put into the process ends in the vehicle being a lemon, it can be disheartening, to say the least.

That is why the California Lemon Law exists.

Here are a few tips to help avoid buying a vehicle that is a lemon in California.

Research the Most & Least Reliable Vehicles

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Review the Consumer Reports’ most (and least) reliable cars, trucks, and SUVs and see if there is anything on the list that fits your purchasing needs — or something comparable in your price range. Search the internet for any potential problems or reviews of the specific models. Once you can narrow it down to a few options, take the next step and locate the vehicle(s) near you for a test drive.

Before you arrive at the dealership, research its reputation online. Most dealerships have been reviewed by previous and existing customers, and most commenters provide an honest evaluation of their experiences. This may give you an idea of their business character, and how helpful they may be if you have issues after purchasing or leasing a vehicle through their location.

Unfortunately, even with mountains of research, there is no sure way to avoid buying a Lemon. If you do, we can help.

What Should I do if I Purchased a Lemon?

Before a vehicle can be certified as a lemon, it will require the consumer to allow the manufacturer a reasonable number of repair attempts.

When you take the vehicle in for repairs, be sure to document each issue and maintain records of all repair attempts and any out-of-pocket costs.

Next, contact our experienced Los Angeles lemon law attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C., today by calling 888-609-2593 or request a free consultation online. We have a 99% success rate, and typically produce results for our California lemon law clients in as little as 30-60 days.

The vehicle manufacturer will also be responsible for paying our legal fees, so you are not responsible for any out-of-pocket costs to pursue a positive outcome.