Used car quiz: Know your rights when buying a used car? Take our quiz!

A lot of you have let me know about your bad experiences after buying a used car.

Many of the issues involve surprise repairs being needed, while others involve liens on the car you never expected.

Before signing anything, make sure you have a mechanic check out the car thoroughly.

If that's not allowed, walk away.

Also, get the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and check the car's history through Carfax or other sources.

Here's a simple quiz to help you learn more about your car-buying rights:


QUESTION #1:

True or False: You have a three-day cooling off period to take back a used car after you bought it.

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Answer: False


QUESTION #2:

True or False: There's a "lemon law" for used cars.

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Answer: True


QUESTION #3:

The used car "lemon law" covers you if a major component breaks within how many days after you buy the car?

A. 30 days
B. 15 days
C. 7 days

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Answer: B. 15 days


QUESTION #4:

How much money can you get back under the used car "lemon law"?

A. $1,000
B. Half the price you paid for the car
C. Full price you paid for the car

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Answer: C. Full price you paid for the car

 

For more information about buying used cars, visit the Arizona Attorney General's Office online .

 

 

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