I hear from car buyers all day long who are disgruntled. The source of their disgruntlement is often that the car salesman lied to them prior to the purchase. As I point out to them - and in this week’s podcast - they get away with it because the buyers almost always sign a document saying it is OK.
I’ve told stories before about how I drove a tow truck for a few years. In fact, I had done two podcasts about those times and people have reacted well to them. It is the most common request I get: Do I have more?
I was in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan a few days ago and ran across this row of old trucks by the side of the road. They are NOT for sale. The guy just parks them there to get people wondering.
All we hear about these days is how the self-driving and autonomous cars are coming. “Soon, no one will be driving any of the cars on the road!” Not so fast, Chief. I, for one, do not welcome our new robot-car overlords.
There is a directly proportional relationship between how far away a used car is from you and how much trouble you will have when you buy it. I think the trouble might even go exponential when you cross state lines. But I’m not talking math here - just car trouble.
I get a lot of phone calls and a common topic is the third party warranty that did no good for the buyer. But most people don’t really think about this until it is way too late to do anything.
Yes, they are still rolling odometers back. The bad guys, that is. I get calls about it more often than you’d think. Modern technology has not helped and modern titles simply add to the confusion.
You’ll sign a lot of paper next time you buy a car at a dealership - but how much of it will you read? Here are the things you are most likely not going to see if you are not careful. It’s all in the fine print.
Out riding my bike yesterday in the wind and someone asked me if I could listen for an “odd” noise coming from the rear of the vehicle.
Oh, how many times have I heard this one? Someone is panicking because they were told their car was “Unsafe to Drive!” Don’t get me wrong - if your trusted mechanic tells you this, listen up. But if it is a car seller or someone changing your oil, you can probably ignore them.
This past week, my podcast crossed the million download mark. That is, across both platforms (audio/video) Lehto’s Law episodes have been listened to or watched a million times. Not bad for a guy talking to himself about the law.
Oh, the times I’ve gotten panicked phone calls from people who exclaim: “I sold a car to someone and now they’re threatening to sue me! What do I do?” First: Don’t Panic.
People call me all the time asking about traffic tickets they have received. The basic question often underlying this is: Should you even bother to fight the ticket? With or without an attorney, there are several things to consider.
Regular viewers of my podcast/videos know that two shetland sheepdogs (“shelties”) wandered through the background of my videos from time to time. Milo, the blue merle, passed away a little over a year ago at the age of 14 and a half. His cohort, Wolfy, passed away this week at the age of 15.
I did a podcast a while back called “Don’t Buy An RV.” It has the most views/listens of any of my episodes but it appears that some people insist on buying RVs anyway. I suspected that would happen. So here is what you need to know if you are throwing caution to the wind.
Many people think that a CPO car is like buying a new car at a discount. I always say it is more like buying a used car at a premium. AND, things just got a little worse, based on a new ruling from the FTC.
A story swept the internet recently about a guy in Michigan who was ticketed for letting his car idle unattended in his own driveway. Soon, news outlets were falsely reporting that it is “Illegal to let your car idle unattended!” In some places it is; in others, it’s not. I explain here.
About once a week someone calls me to ask if they have a lemon law case. They are not sure because the car manufacturer told them they didn’t. Let’s get this straight. They build the cars. That doesn’t make them attorneys. They are lying to you and they know it.
Not long ago I posted a video of a Chrysler Turbine car. That is, a friend of mine and I walking around it and talking about it and then taking it for a drive. A few viewers complained that the sound of the engine was not prominently placed in the video. I solved that with this video.
I get calls all the time from people whose cars are out of warranty and something has gone wrong. Something that seems like it ought to be fixed by the carmaker. Is there any way to get those repairs paid for by someone else?