If you buy a car and it’s a lemon, the first source of frustration you have is that you feel that you’ve been ripped off. You invested a lot of money in the vehicle. If it’s new, it could have cost around $50,000. Even a used vehicle could represent all of the savings that you had on hand. You’re losing quite a lot because you were sold a vehicle that doesn’t work.
But it’s important to remember that a lemon car is going to impact you on a far greater level than just the price you initially paid. What are some other ways that you may be losing money because of this vehicle?
A lemon car is one that has significant issues. It’s not just that you’re facing minor repairs. The vehicle may be entirely unsafe to drive.
This means that major repairs may have to be made. In some cases, even having a mechanic look at the vehicle can cost you money. Repairs could be incredibly expensive, especially if the car keeps ending up in the shop for similar issues.
Another issue that often crops up for workers in the United States, where commuting by vehicle is so common, is that they’re losing wages. They’re missing time at work. If their car keeps breaking down, they may even be in danger of losing their job. The employee may see a broken car as a valid reason to miss shifts, but an employer may not retain an employee who is constantly showing up late or not showing up at all – regardless of the reason.
What options do you have?
If you do have a lemon vehicle, your frustration is certainly warranted. Take the time to look into all of the legal options at your disposal.