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What Is The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act?

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  September 27, 2022
  Warranties

The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act is a powerful California law that protects consumers of many different types of goods.  If you’re a resident of California, you should consider yourself lucky — we have some of the strongest consumer protection laws in the entire United States! Especially when it comes to lemons (or defective vehicles).  Purchasing...read more

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Does California Lemon Law Apply to Private Sales?

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  September 23, 2022
  Lemon Law

Purchasing a used car through a private sale has its advantages.  You can usually save quite a bit of money compared to the sticker price at a car dealership, you won’t have to pay any additional fees, deal with pushy sales staff, or spend hours at a dealership signing paperwork.  That said, there is one...read more

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Record Car Sales – Record Lemons?

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  May 26, 2022
  Lemon Law, News

A recent article (click here to read) tells us that 2015 was yet again another banner year for auto sales. In fact, it represents a record for consecutive years of increased auto sales. Although the article doesn’t mention it, this record of successive years of increased auto sales was easier to achieve for the simple...read more

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Vehicle Scams, Fraud and Lemon Law Issues

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  May 20, 2022
  News

The auto industry and their dealers are rife with scams and fraud and the potential buyer needs to be armed with the knowledge of how these scams work and how to avoid them. While many dealers run reputable businesses and sell buyers a vehicle without any fraudulent means, there are always those individuals or companies...read more

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Who Regulates Car Dealerships in California?

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  January 18, 2022
  Lemon Law

In California, we have laws to protect consumers from buying a vehicle that breaks down shortly after driving it off the lot. But what happens to the dealership if they are found to have sold a lemon? To find out, we need to understand who regulates car dealerships in California. The Department of Consumer Affairs...read more

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Where Should I Take My Car for Repairs If I Suspect It Is a Lemon?

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  January 11, 2022
  Lemon Law

Seeking repairs is a crucial part of lemon law claims. To make a successful claim, you’ll need to demonstrate that you sought repairs at least twice (for a life-threatening defect) and up to four times for other serious issues. Given how important maintenance is in this process, it’s worth asking: where should you take a...read more

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Are You Having Issues With Your Lexus or Toyota A/C?

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  November 8, 2021
  Air Conditioning, Lexus, Toyota

Toyota and Lexus are known for their high-quality, high-value, and reliable cars, vans, and trucks. That’s why it can come as a shock when you own one of these vehicles and a recurring air conditioning problem arises that requires multiple visits to the dealership or mechanic. The good news is that consumers in these situations...read more

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How To Tell Whether Your New Motorhome Is a Lemon

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  October 18, 2021
  Motorhomes

Purchasing a motorhome is often the start of exciting new adventures for you and your family. However, nothing can put a damper on your next road trip like a recurring problem that impacts your safety or the functionality of your motorhome. If you are ever in this situation, please know that you may have legal...read more

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How to Avoid Voiding Your Vehicle’s Warranty

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  October 15, 2021
  Lemon Law, Warranties

What Are Car Warranties? Generally speaking, when you purchase a new vehicle from a dealer, the car will come with a warranty from the manufacturer. These warranties last for a set number of years and/or miles. A common base for new car warranties is three years and 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Some dealerships also offer extended...read more

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GM/Chevrolet Is Not Repairing Dangerous Bolt EV

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  October 11, 2021
  General Motors, Recalls

Across the nation, at least 16 Bolt EV electric cars are confirmed to have caught fire. The car has been recalled, and GM has released instructions for owners. For now, they are asking that you park the car outdoors, reducing the risk of flames damaging the home. Owners should also charge outdoors, if possible. When charging, keep the...read more

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Why You Should Always Buy a New or Used Car With a Warranty

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  October 7, 2021
  Warranties

There are several things you may consider when purchasing a vehicle, whether it’s a new or used one: overall look, gas mileage, repair costs, vehicle history, car insurance costs, internal features, your budget, and whether the vehicle fits your specific needs. One aspect that you should never overlook, however, is the importance of purchasing a...read more

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Lemon Law Horror Stories: Don’t Let This Happen to You

By Norman Taylor & Associates
  October 4, 2021
  Lemon Law

Buying or leasing a new vehicle is exciting. You are probably looking forward to enjoying all the latest comfort and safety features. Don’t forget that new car smell. Few things are as exciting as driving off the lot with your new car. One of the most frustrating things that can happen is discovering that your...read more

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