Daniel S. Blinn

Month: August 2013

Five Sneaky Car Dealer Tricks

US News reported this week on "5 Sneaky Car Dealer Sales Tricks". All of the tricks in the article are tactics that we've seen time and time again.  While the article does not discuss the legal recourse available to victims of these classic tricks, it offers some...

Top Ten Consumer Complaints

According to data from the most recent survey conducted by Consumer Federation of America ("CFA") and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators ("NACPI"), auto fraud is the most common complaint among american consumers.  CFA and NACPI surveyed 40 general...

3 auto dealerships scams to avoid

You thought you bought the “right” car from the “right” people. Then, you take your car off the lot and it starts sputtering and coughing, then you may have been victimized by fraud.  It’s not every day you buy a car and when you do you don’t want to find out you were...

Signs not to trust a car salesman

If you're in the market for a new car, you may feel that you're sort of at the mercy of the car salesman that you get. You may not know everything about what these vehicles offer or even what you're looking for. You're hoping that the salesman can give you guidance...

3 mistakes to avoid when buying a used car

Buying a used car means you will likely inherit any problems the previous owner had with it, which is why you need to proceed carefully. It could save you some money but do not let the excitement blind you, or you might end up with a raw deal. Below are some tips that...

Can used cars be lemons?

When people think about lemon laws, they often think about buying a brand new car that turns out to be defective immediately. It hurts to spend $50,000 on a vehicle that you thought would last you for years and then wind up in the shop in the first few weeks. This is...