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When you finance or lease a car, truck or other vehicle, you usually give the creditor an interest in the vehicle to secure the loan debt. This interest allows the creditor to take your vehicle when you have missed loan payments and have not resolved the problem by contacting the creditor to work out an alternative payment arrangement. When the creditor takes your vehicle, it is called a "repossession." The creditor can repossess your vehicle without going to court and without prior notice unless your security agreement requires notice.
The best way to avoid auto repair rip-offs is to be prepared. Knowing how your vehicle works and how to identify common car problems is a good beginning. It's also important to know how to select a good technician, the kinds of questions to ask, and your consumer rights. Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission Last Reviewed: 07/14/21 http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/autos/aut13.shtm
Know the Law So You Don't Make These Mistakes Too! Contributed by: Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc. Last Reviewed: 7/2/21 http://www.lscd.com/legalTips
Justice of the Peace Court's on-line "how to" assistance with sample forms and instructions for starting a civil action. Contributed by: JP Court Last Reviewed: 7/2/21 Justice of the Peace Court - Delaware Courts - State of Delaware
Contributed by: Delaware Attorney General's Office Last Reviewed: 7/14/21 Click here for a pdf version of the brochure
Contributed by: Delaware Attorney General's Office Last Revised: 7/14/21 https://www.dmv.de.gov/VehicleServices/titles/index.shtml?dc=ve_title_lemon
Many new car dealers advertise unusually low interest rates and other special promotions. Ads promising high trade-in allowances and free or low-cost options may help you shop, but finding the best deal requires careful comparisons. Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission Last Reviewed: 7/14/21 http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/autos/aut05.shtm
https://www.consumidor.ftc.gov/blog/2017/12/quieres-comprar-un-auto-cua… Revisado por última vez: 7/14/21
Before you start shopping for a car, you'll need to do some homework. Spending time now may save you serious money later. Think about your driving habits, your needs, and your budget. You can learn about car models, options, and prices by reading newspaper ads, both display and classified. There is a wealth of information about used cars on the Internet: enter "used car" as the key words and you'll find additional information on how to buy a used car, detailed instructions for conducting a pre-purchase inspection, and ads for cars available for sale, among other information.