Consumer Rights and Buying a Damaged Car

Buying Damaged Cars

Learn about your consumer rights Where the dealer has lied to about the history of the vehicle, you could potentially have a claim against the dealer lied to you for damages under New Jersey law. The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act provide you with remedies against a dealer who was lied to you regard to the sale of an automobile

Buying a car to be one of the most important financial decisions that you can make. Whether you are buying a new car, a used car or a certified pre-owned car the financial implications are tremendous. Especially, because here in New Jersey the options outside of your own transportation are limited.

When people travel to a dealership and purchase a car they are very nervous. They are nervous on many grounds. Can they trust the salesman? Are they getting a good car? Has the car been in a prior accident? The car breakdown after they buy? Is the car lemon?

If you buy the wrong car the financial implications can be tremendous. Some studies have shown that the amount of cars with odometer rollback's, incorrect mileage, prior damage can be tremendous. You need to protect your financial security and your family's financial security.

Many dishonest dealers will lie to you about the automobile, lie to you about the repairs were done and lie to you about the condition.

You should take comfort in that New Jersey law provides many options to those that of been victims of fraud and consumer fraud.

There is a secondary market in buying and selling used automobiles with significant damage. There are certain auctions that only sell damaged vehicles.

The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and other New Jersey statutes provide you appropriate remedies if you have been the victim of fraud or consumer fraud.

So if you think you have been a victim of fraud or consumer fraud you should contact my law firm with any questions.

Many times there can be signs of pre-existing damage or discrepancies with regard to the history that was given by the dealer.

When you get the car and finally take a very close look at it there could be discoloration and paint, overspray, mismatched paint, over worn tires, and the unusual wear in the interior of the vehicle. These can be signs of pre-existing damage or use inconsistent with the amount of miles that you have on the car.

If you buy a car with one of these conditions especially pre-existing accident damage or lost money. You now have to disclose that the vehicle has been in a prior accident you sell it result in damages.

As an example if you have a car that was worth approximately $10,000 without an accident and when you go to sell the car and the dealer who's going to acquire the vehicle finds out it was in an accident there are going to offer you significantly less than $10,000. This is especially true if the vehicle has a bad Carfax history