Buying a new car costs a lot of money. There's no real way around that. Yes, you usually get awesome features and advanced safety technology, but you're still probably shelling out $35,000 or more to drive off the lot in a brand new car. When you pay that kind of money for something, you expect it to work perfectly or at least be fixed under warranty. But what do you do when you think there's something wrong with your new car, and the dealer tells you you're wrong?
As a consumer protection attorney who specializes in lemon laws, R&T contributor Steve Lehto gets this question a lot. First, he suggests checking for a technical service bulletin. If one has been issued for your car's problem, you should print it out and take it in with you. After all, sometimes the dealership simply hasn't done its homework.
If there's no TSB for your problem, you can also take your car to a different dealer to see if they'll fix it for you. Regardless of where you take your car, Lehto highly recommends making sure you get a repair order every time, even if the dealer can't find a problem. That's to keep yourself protected in the event you decide to try getting the car certified as a lemon.
For the rest of Lehto's advice, be sure to check out his podcast below.