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Driving in New York State:  Buying a Car

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Buying a Car


Where can I get information about buying a car?

Are there any tips regarding buying a used car?

  • Get information about the market value of a used car at www.kbb.com or www.nyaaa.com
  • Take the car for a test drive
  • Have the car inspected by a reliable mechanic or AAA-approved repair shop before agreeing to buy it
  • Be sure to get a receipt
  • Get the “title” for the vehicle
  • Be aware of New York State 's “Lemon Laws”:
    NYS' new and used car lemon laws provide legal solutions for consumers who buy or lease cars. If a car does not live up to the written warranty and cannot be repaired--or if it has not been repaired correctly after a reasonable number of attempts--the consumer could receive a refund or replacement car.
    For information and assistance concerning New York 's Lemon Laws, visit www.ag.ny.gov/consumer-frauds/new-car-lemon-law-fact-sheet or www.dmv.org/ny-new-york/automotive-law/lemon-law.php.



More Important Information

  • Driving while intoxicated (“DWI”) is a very serious crime in New York State.
  • NYS law requires a “hands-free device” to use your cell phone in the car.
  • Texting while driving is against the law!
  • You must always wear your seat belt — it's the Law!
  • Know what to do if you get pulled over by the police. For more information, visit www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/enforce/WhatHappensEnglish.pdf or pick up the brochure "What To Do When Stopped By the Police" in ISSS, Talbert Hall 210.

 

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