Does The Law Protect You If You Bought A “Lemon”?

Florida’s Motor Vehicle Warrant Enforcement Act is commonly referred to as the “Lemon Law.” If a “motor vehicle” purchased or leased in Florida has a defect or condition that substantially impairs the use, value or safety of the vehicle, you must report the problem to the manufacturer or authorized service agent (typically the car dealership)…

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Can A Repair Shop Charge Me More Than The Estimate For Repairs?

If the repairs cost over $100, the repair shop must give you a written estimate unless you request to be notified only if the repairs exceed a specified amount.[1]  The shop can charge 10 percent or $10 over the estimate, whichever is greater, but not more than an additional $50 without your authorization.[2] [1] §…

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Can You Get Your Car Back If You Disagree With The Repair Shop On The Bill?

It is unlawful for any motor vehicle repair shop to fail to return any customer’s motor vehicle because the customer refused to pay for unauthorized repairs or because the customer has refused to pay for repair charges in excess of the final estimate.[1] However, if the repair shop claims the work was performed under a…

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