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  • Automobile Warranties

    Lawline FAQ: There are two types of warranties that may come with the purchase of both new and used cars: express warranties and implied warranties. Be sure you know your rights under express and implied warranties, as well as extended warranties and service contracts. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Auto Title Loans and the Law

    Before you say ?yes,? there are many things you should know to avoid making a bad deal when taking out a loan to buy a car. Content Detail

    By:
    Appleseed Foundation
  • Lemon Law - FAQ

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    By:
    SC Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Buying Selling, or Leasing a Car

    So, you plan to buy a car. The thought might excite you, or maybe it makes you anxious. But no matter how you feel about it, the bottom line is that you are about to make a major purchase to part with a substantial amount of hard-earned dollars for an item that is going to be around for a while. Here are some tips on making the experience a happy one. Content Detail

    By:
    American Bar Association
  • Car Loans: Understanding Vehicle Financing

    Find out more about car loans from the Federal Trade Commission. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • What To Do When Buying a Used Car

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    By:
    South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
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  • Consumer Rights in Auto Repossessions

    Before a lender can repossess your car you must have used your car as collateral for th eloan and you must have defaulted on your contract with the lender. Although your contract with the lender governs the default and the repossession, you still have certain rights under state and federal law. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Dealing with Automobile Dealerships

    To protect your legal rights and ensure that your purchase will meet your needs and provide minimal aggravation, you need to take certain steps both before and after the purchase. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Keys to Vehicle Leasing: A Consumer Guide

    Under the federal Consumer Leasing Act, you, the consumer, have a right to information about the costs and terms of a vehicle lease. This information will help you compare lease offers and negotiate a lease that best fits your needs, budget, and driving patterns. This quick consumer guide is for a closed-end lease, the most common type of vehicle lease. Content Detail

    By:
    The Federal Reserve Board
  • Automobile Lemon Laws

    Lawline FAQ: South Carolina has a lemon law. This law protects consumers who purchase or lease a new car on or after October 3, 1989, if the new car turns out to be defective. Find out the three conditions a car must meet to be considered a lemon, and what you can do if your car is a lemon. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Bar Association