Tag Archives: vehicle

Is Your Car a Lemon?


“Lemon law” seems to be a generic term for the body of law relating to mechanic problems and defects relating to vehicles.  However, in its strictest sense, the term “lemon law” only applies to brand new vehicles.  The North Carolina lemon law statute (N.C.G.S. § 20-351. et seq.) only covers new vehicles.  This means you …

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The Flow of A Used Vehicle Claim


Happy new year to you!  This is the first time I have spoken to you since the calendar page turned to 2017.  Here’s hoping this is a great year of abundance and good things for you and yours. One of the most common phone calls and email inquiries I receive is “my used vehicle is …

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Is This Dealership A House of Horror?


Auto House operates vehicle dealerships in Mooresville and Salisbury [North Carolina].  Recently, several consumers who purchased vehicles from Auto House complained they were sold vehicles that were misbranded or misrepresented.  The result?  If this is true the consumers overpaid for the vehicles they purchased.  Click here for the most recent local news story by WSOC …

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NC Moped Drivers Must Register Now, Insure Later


Effective July 1, all moped drivers in North Carolina must register their vehicles.  And effective July 1, 2016, moped operators will have to obtain liability insurance for their vehicles.  But for now no insurance is required and, strangely enough

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Dealer Fraud But Making Payments? Hold Up! The Holder Clause To the Rescue!


Consumers who purchase vehicles and agree to make payments sometimes find the dealer selling the vehicle defrauded them.  Whether it is a failure to deliver title or misrepresenting the condition of the vehicle or failing to disclose prior collision damage or some other fraud, the dealer’s mistake can be attributed to the lender which MAY mean …

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Debt Collection A to Z: S is for Security Agreement


Myth:  Anytime one purchases or leases a vehicle there is an automatic right of repossession for the seller or lessor. Fact:  Anytime a seller or lessor wishes to have the right of repossession there must be a written agreement signed by the purchaser or lessee. A security agreement is what is used to create the …

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Debt Collection A to Z: R is for Repossession


I know this one is listed under “Car Law A to Z” but it applies also to the world of debt collection.  Read this “Repo Review” and be sure to share with your family, friends, and contacts.

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Car Law A to Z: O is for Overreaching


Oh boy…..overreaching…..there is a quite a bit of this in the vehicle buying context.  In fairness, not every dealership engages in unethical practices and I would like to think that more often than not vehicles are sold and delivered without any violation of law.  That being said, however, I receive multiple calls weekly from consumers who …

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The Before and After of How I Can Help You


Let’s get right down to business, shall we? Before means preventive measures.  Trying to avoid your need for legal services, liability, and/or cost in the future.  Before includes:   Free Information Center—includes tips on buying a vehicle, selecting a contractor, dealing with debt collectors, devising strategies to protect you and/or your small business from liability……..and many other …

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Debt Collection A to Z: A is for Asset Recovery


The “Car Law A to Z” seemed to be so popular that I thought I would do the same for debt collection.  Practically everyone incurs some type of debt be it a credit card, vehicle loan, mortgage, personal loan, or something else.  When you borrow money and obligate yourself to pay it back you do …

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