New and Used Cars

Below you will find links to written information, forms, and also how to ask a lawyer a question and/or how to get a lawyer to represent you. Some areas of the state have more information than others.  You may wish to look at information from other areas as well as your own.


Legal Information:


Buying a Used Car

"Buying a used car is serious. What if there’s a problem? Most of the time, you can’t just let the car go back to the dealer or creditor. You may still have to pay for it. If you are not careful, you can end up in debt, without a car." - Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands


Buying and Owning a Car - Federal Trade Commisssion

"Having a car can be an expensive proposition. Read tips on buying vs. leasing, negotiating the best deal, financing, getting the most out of warranties and service contracts, using gas efficiently, and avoiding repossession." - Federal Trade Commission 


The Tennessee Lemon Law

When a consumer pays for a new car, they can become frustrated when it has problems. Although requesting that the dealer or manufacturer repair the car may seem simple, sometimes consumers still encounter issues, and they may be left with an unrepaired vehicle after several unsuccessful attempts to get the car fixed.  To help consumers with this problem, Tennessee has a Lemon Law to help protect consumers and inform them of their rights when dealing with new car repairs. 



Legal Advice: 


Volunteer Lawyers Who Will Answer Questions for Free Online

How it works:  

  1. We'll ask you some questions to see if we can help you. If we can help, you'll make an account.
  2. Ask your non-criminal legal question. 
  3. We will e-mail you when your question receives a response. Come back to the web site and sign in to read the response.


Find Representation: 


Directory of Legal Aid Attorneys and Other Agencies by County


Additional Resources:


Buying a Used Car


Working Cars for Working Families

"Working Cars for Working Families is fighting to ensure that families get a fair deal when buying and financing a car and that the lack of a car does not stand in the way of families’ ability to become economically successful." - National Consumer Law Center  


A to Z of Used Car Buying - Memphis 


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