If you own a car, you know it's important to do routine maintenance and repairs. Can a dealer refuse to honor your car's warranty if another shop does maintenance or repairs? The Federal Trade Commission says no. In fact, this is illegal. Read more
Having a car can be an expensive proposition. Before you buy, read tips on buying vs. leasing, negotiating the best deal, financing, getting the most out of warranties and service contracts, using gas efficiently, and avoiding repossession.
Before you buy a new or used car, research the features, safety ratings, and costs related to different models. Look into the average gas mileage, repair costs, and cost of insurance for each vehicle. Read more.
Many new car dealers advertise very low interest rates and special promotions. Ads promising high trade-in allowances and low-cost options may help you shop, but you must compare carefully to find the best deal. Read more
Whether it’s new or used, buying a car is one of the most complex and expensive purchases you can make. It’s great to get a good deal, but doing a little homework can help you avoid some big problems. Read these helpful tips to learn about important issues that may affect your car purchase.
Before you pay a rental car company for collision coverage on the vehicle, find out whether your personal auto insurance policy or credit card provide sufficient coverage. Read more about different types of coverage.
This page provides links to some of Alabama’s most frequently requested consumer-related laws. This is not an exhaustive list of all Alabama consumer laws. Please remember this Office cannot serve as your attorney or give you legal advice. The following laws, as well as many other consumer laws, may be accessed through this website.
When you buy a used car from a private party, there's always a chance that you're really buying from a "curbstoner," a person who's in the business of selling used cars but doesn’t want you to know that. Read about signs to watch for when you buy a used car.
Many previously-flooded vehicles are recycled into the economy and end up being resold. Many such vehicles were released into the marketplace after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. If you're shopping for a used car, truck, van or SUV, learn how watch for signs of flood damage.
There are complex causes for the price of gasoline, and many causes are beyond our government’s control. Georgia's price-control laws go into effect only after the Governor declares a state of emergency, for example, after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Read more.
If you have continuing problems with a motor vehicle that you purchased new or leased new in Georgia, the Lemon Law provides you with a self-help process. Georgia’s Lemon Law is designed to help you get your defective vehicle repaired.