The Center for Responsible Lending has created a list of five "Signs of Predatory Auto Finance Loans" that you may view below or view on their webpage: https://www.responsiblelending.org/issues/signs-predatory-auto-finance. Signs of Predatory Auto Finance Loans Don't get into car trouble: Learn to spot predatory auto finance loans.
At times we find ourselves in a difficult situation involving our bank, a large business, etc. and don’t know what to do. Calling customer service hasn’t led to any real results so you may be asking yourself what to do next?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, urges you to be skeptical of mail and phone calls warning that the warranty on your car is about to expire. The companies behind the mail and calls may give the impression they represent your car dealer or manufacturer. With phrases like Motor Vehicle Notification, Final Warranty Notice or Notice of Interruption, they are trying to make the offer seem urgent — and to get you to call a toll-free number for more information. For more information, please click the link below.
OK, so you can no longer afford your car. What to do? The first idea comes to you after a few intense discussions with your spouse or perhaps after a few beers. “I know, we’ll just give it back.” The next day you call the dealership and tell them why you can’t afford to make payments. Fully expecting to hear from that same understanding salesman that threw in the leather and sunroof at “factory” prices, instead you get the third degree about late fees and penalties.
Chances are you rely on your vehicle to get you where you need to go — and when you need to go — whether it’s to work, school, the grocery store, or the soccer field. But if you’re late with your car payments, or in some states, if you don’t have adequate auto insurance, your vehicle could be taken away from you...
The following simple steps will help you determine how much car insurance you need to carry. And it will also help you get the best coverage at the lowest price. If you are confused about any of the terms we use, be sure to review the glossary in "Little-Known but Important Insurance Issues."...
A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make. That’s why it’s important to know how to make a smart deal. Buying a New Car: Buying a New Car Guide Buying a Used Car: Buying a Used Car from a Dealer Guide For the same guides in Spanish/Espanol, please view the attachments below.
With prices averaging more than $28,000 for a new vehicle and $15,000 for a used vehicle, most consumers need financing or leasing to acquire a vehicle. In some cases, buyers use “direct lending:” they obtain a loan directly from a finance company, bank or credit union. In direct lending, a buyer agrees to pay the amount financed, plus an agreed-upon finance charge, over a period of time. Once a buyer and a vehicle dealership enter into a contract to purchase a vehicle, the buyer uses the loan proceeds from the direct lender to pay the dealership for the vehicle.
This pamphlet is designed to assist car owners, auto manufacturers, and car dealers in understanding their rights and responsibilities under Idaho’s lemon law, Title 48, Chapter 9, Idaho Code. The lemon law protects consumers who buy a vehicle that is subject to an applicable manufacturer’s warranty.
What is an abandoned vehicle? Vehicles are considered abandoned when they are left for twenty-four (24) hours or longer within the limits of a highway, on property open to the public, or on private property without the property owner’s consent. This definition excludes instances when an owner or operator cannot remove a vehicle and has notified a law enforcement agency and requested assistance. Please view the Idaho Department of Transportation's Abandoned Vehicle Guide for more information.
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