Answer: Before digging into your pocket, check the recall history for your car’s make and model. You may find a recall for wheel related deficiencies –ignored by the car’s former owner. The cost for your repairs may be covered.
Follow these steps:
- Search recall history online: With a few clicks on any auto manufacturer’s website, you will find a search screen. Enter your car’s VIN number (found on your car’s registration). Here you will find detailed information about all recalls affecting your vehicle. A Carfax report will also provide recall history.
- Call manufacturer: Work out details of your repairs and confirm they are covered under the recall terms.
- Visit your dealer’s repair shop, or possibly even a private repair shop.
- Don’t forget to ask about temporary transportation. Recall repairs may provide coverage for loaner cars.
Attorney James Haroutunian practices real-estate law, estate planning and probate at 630 Boston Road, Billerica. He gladly invites questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 978-671-0711. His website blog is found at www.hlawoffice.com. This column is published for informational purposes only and not to be relied on as legal advice, in any manner.