Apr 16 2020

You have enough on your plate right now without having to worry about your car’s warranty. The spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has brought life in the Lone Star State to a crawl, with residents sheltering to protect themselves and their loved ones from the virus. But virus or no virus, you need your car, and if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re preparing a lemon law claim. 

What does COVID-19 mean for you and your lemon? That’s just the question our Texas lemon law attorney are going to answer in today’s article. If you require assistance with your lemon law claim during this difficult time, don’t hesitate to contact the Law Office of Darin Siefkes, PLLC. 

You’re Still On the Clock 

To begin, the COVID-19 pandemic has in no way altered the deadlines required for meeting the state’s lemon law conditions. You must still give the dealer a reasonable amount of attempts to repair the defect that aligns with the four-times test, serious safety-hazard test, or 30-day test. You only have 24 months or 24,000 miles to prove that the dealer has attempted repairs four times, your vehicle has a life-threatening hazard, or your vehicle has been out of service for repair for a total of 30 days. Considering the current pandemic taking place, this won’t be easy. 

Related: Reasonable Repair Attempts and Texas Lemon Law 

You Still Have to Bring Your Car to the Dealership

Texas’ stay-at-home order may have expired, but that doesn’t mean bringing your car in to be serviced will be any easier.  Although your dealership will likely be accepting vehicles for repair during this time, There’s no telling when they’ll be able to inspect or repair your vehicle. Furthermore, the need for social distancing will mean far fewer interactions with your dealership and fewer chances of obtaining repair invoices. Repair invoices are essential for proving lemon law cases. If you do take your car in for repair, be sure to request that invoices be sent via email if they cannot be given in person. Consult a Texas law attorney if you have any questions. 

Related: Lost Your Repair Invoices? Consult the Dealer

Lemon Law Claims in a Time of Uncertainty 

Above all else, don’t jeopardize your own health in the process of getting your car repaired. If you must take your car in to be repaired in order to satisfy the Texas Lemon Law, be sure to comply with CDC recommendations, including those that pertain to social distancing. And again, if you need assistance with your lemon law claim, we are here to help. Our Texas lemon law attorney can review your case and determine if you are eligible for potential relief under the Texas lemon law — possibly saving you valuable time and trips to the dealership. Until next time, stay safe, and remember, the Law Office of Darin Siefkes, PLLC, is here if you need us. 

If you would like to speak with an experienced Texas lemon law attorney, please submit our free case evaluation form today.

This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.