You may have never heard of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, but you probably know about it as the “federal lemon law,”. It was signed into federal law in 1975; with the purpose to prevent dishonest warranty practices.
Within the law, warranties are very detailed. It has clear details of exactly what is and is not covered. The “lemon law” also includes what car owners need to do if they want to make a claim.
Car owners can have repairs done by person of their choice, a certified or non-certified mechanic, neighbor or friend. There are two things to keep in mind. 1. the repairs and maintenance needs to follow the manufacturers recommendations 2. the owner need to keep any receipts so that they can prove the work was done. Without following these two basic guidelines, the warranty could be voided.
To read more about the “federal lemon law” click on this link by NAPA: