Buying a Car

When you are in the market to purchase a new car in Utah, you can shop with the assurance that you are protected by the state's Lemon Law. The law covers new cars within the first year of purchase. If your car is crippled by a serious defect, the manufacturer is required to make four reasonable attempts to correct the problem. If the defect cannot be repaired or the vehicle has been out of service for 30 days, you must file a complaint to the state Division of Consumer Protection with all relevant information. If your vehicle is declared as a lemon, you are entitled to either a cash refund or a replacement vehicle. However, the manufacturer may charge you a reasonable amount for the use of the vehicle, which usually ranges from $0.10 to $0.23 per mile.