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Suing lease financing Company

Let's say someone (person A) leases a car financed by the bank in the state of Pennsylvania. Then Person A drunk drives and severely injures several people one of them being Person B. Can Person B sue ...
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Fred closes a stranger's truck door; the truck later burns down. What is Fred's liability?

This question comes directly from an episode of the call-in automotive advice show Car Talk. The original call occurred in or around 1994, but recently re-aired in episode 2349, "We Specialize in ...
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Will disabling the ABS system on a used car void the auto insurance policy on that car?

I have watched some YouTube videos on Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) problems on cars, and some of the auto mechanics in these videos show how the ABS system on cars can be disabled by removing a fuse ...
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Is it illegal to warm up your car?

According to this article, the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 46.61.600 prohibits people from starting their cars in Washington State if they're unoccupied. However, it's a common practice for ...
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Renting a car and liability

Let's say someone (Person A) rents out a car to someone else (Person B). They sign a contract that states that the renter of the car (Person B) cannot hold the owner (Person A) financially liable for ...
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Am I required to report accident to my personal auto insurer if I was driving a government vehicle

I have a squeaky clean driving record for the last 20 years (since I started driving). Last month, I was in an accident for the first time. It was a minor fender bender. I was on official government ...
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Have been waiting for the seat belt part without any ETA for more than 10 months now [closed]

I got into a minor accident last year. My car is at the repair shop ever since. All the repair work is complete except for the seat belt part. The repair shop has placed an order with the dealership. ...
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I have mechanic licence from Turkey.Is there any way to easly get or change mechanic technician licenses in Alberta or Ontario [closed]

I am auto mechanic. I came to Canada 5 years ago I wanna do my job here but almost all places saying you need 4 years and every year 1500 hours and 8 weeks school than you can get license. Is there ...
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Does outfitting your vehicle with aftermarket equipment place your vehicle in violation of U.S. Motor Vehicle Safety Standards?

Automotive enthusiasts like to outfit their motor vehicles with aftermarket accessories that increase the performance and capabilities for specific purposes. This could include high performance cars, ...
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Car and Med Insurance?

If somebody were to get into a bad car accident, the med costs can rack up, and it'd be best to have insurance burgeon a portion of the debt. But let's say that due to financial straits, said person ...
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What is the state's obligation to provide a means to comply?

The jurisdiction is Washington State, the specific situation is the purchase of a vintage automobile that had been abandoned. The vehicle was not running at the time, and had no title or registration....
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Which statutes cover a customer’s rights to not upgrade software in an automobile?

Here’s a hypothetical scenario: A customer drops off a vehicle at the vehicle manufacturer’s service center for some repair to the body of the car (let’s say a broken bumper). While dropping off the ...
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Personal Liability Renters Insurance

My renters insurance has section described as Personal Liability(Bodily Injury and Property Damage). My question is, is this liability for this dwelling only. If I am sued for bodily injury from auto ...
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Can you inspect your own vehicle in Texas?

In Texas, with the proper licensing and training, is it possible to inspect one's own vehicle?
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Can I sue Midas for 2 instances of negligence/fraud upsell? [closed]

Have had two nightmare experiences with a local Midas Autoshop (independently operated) in Southern California. A bit of a story, thanks for reading. I have had this noise occurring before and after ...
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is requiring "auto pay" for a better car insurence payment plan considered discrimination

my car insurance company doubles up my first monthly payment if i dont use auto pay. is this considered discrimination. Why should I be penalized for not giving access to my bank account.....
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Would I be liable for damage caused by vehicle failure during a test drive?

I recently purchased a vehicle via an online dealer that offers a 7 day test-drive period. While on a test drive, I heard a familiar "Knocking" noise coming from the driver's side front ...
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Is a certificate from a car dealership legally binding or can they unilaterally change the terms?

The car is purchased new from authorized dealership in New York State in 2014. To sweeten the deal, the dealership gives a certificate to buyer a certificate for free oil changes for as long as you ...
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