Albany County, New York
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New York State law requires car dealers to provide a warranty when you buy a "pre-owned" (used) car.
County Executive Mike Breslin and the Albany County Department of Consumer Affairs want to remind you that New York State law requires car dealers to provide warranty information when you purchase a "pre-owned" (used) car.
It's the Law
Car dealers must provide you with warranty information on or before the date you sign the sale agreement for a used car. New York State Law requires the following coverage at no additional charge to you:
While the warranty is in effect, the dealer will repair free of charge any part covered under the warranty. Alternatively, the dealer may choose to reimburse you for the reasonable cost of a repair.
“Often, the dealer will offer to sell the customer an additional warranty through an independent company,” said Tom Fitzpatrick, commissioner of Consumer Affairs. “However, you should make sure that the additional warranty does not coincide with the warranty required by law.”
Before purchasing an additional warranty, you should consider it carefully and ask these five questions:
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