Chapter 09: Consumer Rights When You Buy A Used Vehicle

Maine has enacted a number of laws that deal with consumer protection when it comes to purchasing a used motor vehicle. For example, a used car must always meet the state inspection standards. Further, the inspection sticker must have been put on the vehicle within 60 days of the date of purchase. This law applies even if you are sold a car “as is.” If the car violates this inspection warranty, the dealer must repair it, free of charge, so it can pass state inspection. In addition, any used car must come with a completed Used Car Information Act Window Sticker. Failure to do so can be grounds for returning the car and receiving back the purchase price.

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