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Is it legal for BMW owners to enable heated car seats without paying the subscription fee?

Its been recently reported that: BMW is now selling subscriptions for heated seats in a number of countries — the latest example of the company’s adoption of microtransactions for high-end car ...
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What happens if an insurance company does not mention a critical clause of a policy during a telephone purchase?

Suppose one phones an insurance company and arrange and pays for car insurance. One then receives the documentation and there is an additional clause that was not mentioned that invalidates the ...
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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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When do I own a car (private sale)

Let's say I buy a car in a private sale. I pay the seller, and we fill out the change of ownership form. Some time later (or perhaps the next day), the seller will post the form, and it will probably ...
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is there a limit of speed cops can go on a high speed pursuit?

Let's have the following scenario, where a police officer is trying to pull a car over, but the car decides to try to run away. HOW fast is the police officer legally allowed to go when chasing the ...
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When does a "range extender" become a "hybrid"?

Some companies sell their vehicles as "hybrid" vehicles, in that they take both an electric plug and fossil fuels to make them go. Some are referred to as "Self Charging Hybrids", ...
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Renting a vehicle and grand theft auto

Let's say hypothetically someone rents a vehicle to another person. They sign a contract and the other individual agrees to pay $300 to the person at the start of every month. The contract also states ...
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Toronto - legal to fix car in home garage?

Is it legal for someone to fix up old cars in their home garage in Toronto (north York specifically)? Including painting the car, engine etc, essentially trying to bring a dead car back to life.
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How are damages calculated if replacement requires purchase of unnecessary parts?

I own a sports car and was recently rear-ended by someone who has accepted full liability. My insurance is trying to price out the repair cost of my car and assures me I will not be out of pocket ...
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Housemate's car backed into garage when remote started - who's at fault?

Bob and Alice live together. Bob is away from home on a trip. Alice is home to greet the contractors for house repairs. When the contractors arrive, they tell Alice they need the driveway for the ...
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How can I sign and notarize a Power of Attorney written in the US when I live abroad?

I'm an American citizen but I live in Germany. I need to provide a Power of Attorney to my father to sell my car for me in the US. I am the principal. I own the car (completely, title in hand, ...
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How do you value damages on missing features in a lease? [closed]

We leased a car that was supposed to have an auto starter. I have written correspondence of this and I believe it is in the paperwork for the lease as well. The car does not. The dealer is ...
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Previously owned car is now abandoned [closed]

I sold a car in January of 2022. The car was registered to the new owner legally at the DMV. Fast forward to April of 2023 I get a letter in the mail saying I’m the owner per their record and the car ...
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Forging a signature on NC car title [closed]

My now ex boyfriend and I had 4 cars. They are all in my name, my insurance. One needed some "repairs" I was told so he took it to a mechanic. A week later I drive by the mechanic shop to ...
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Who is at fault right turn into u turner?

This is in the UK, where we drive on the left. We were stopped at T-Junction waiting to turn right (crossing over lane). Parked on the lane into which we were turning was a car, parked facing the ...
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After I paid deposit and booked the car, dealer sold it without notifying me [closed]

Day 1: I live in MA, USA. Last month I booked my first car from a local, small dealer by paying $300 deposit and signed the contract agreement. I also notified him that I'm going to take loan so I won'...
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Can I get national permit for my personal car in India?

I recently bought a new car (2 weeks ago). It is still in temporary registration. I am transferring to a different state (for around 2 years). Can I get national permit or some kind of permit instead ...
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What does the law say about the standard of cosmetic repair for a car scratch?

Prompted by this recent question: What are the Legal obligations of a bicyclist who accidentally scratches one’s empty parked car? When someone accidentally causes cosmetic damage to a vehicle, there ...
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Would vechile insurance be valid if someone else other than person, whose name the insurance is under, drives it?

Suppose I buy a car and I take insurance on it under my name. I let my friend drive, and he gets into an accident. Would I be able to file for insurance?
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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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Is there a legally defined class of vehicles that closely matches the common term SUV?

The Guardian has an article on SUVs. In it they say: there is no strict definition of what constitutes an SUV Without any reason that I can point at now, I had always thought that there was a legal ...
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What is a remote controlled "toy" car legally in Europe, especially Germany?

I was wondering in which way remote controlled "toy" cars are treated from law side in the European Union and especially Germany while being on public (play) streets or sidewalks. I put &...
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Who to make out of court settlement offer to in case of not at fault car accident?

Suppose Alice was involved in a car accident, the other party admitted full responsibility and the facts supported such an interpretation. She would like to claim the value of the car from the other ...
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Who is accountable if a truly driverless car hits and kills a person? [duplicate]

Last night, I couldn't sleep, and in my wakeful state, I allowed the river of thoughts to take me wherever it wanted to flow. This led me to a question: "Who is accountable if a truly driverless ...
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What is the appropriate way to initiate a money claim if the defendant will not provide an address?

Say Alice was in an accident with Bob that was 100% Bobs fault. At the scene email addresses and vehicle registration number plates were exchanged, and in later email exchanges the insurance details ...
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Rent Car to Friend using the friend's car insurance

Let's say someone owns a car and rents it out to a friend. the owner tells the friend "you can't drive this car unless you put your own car insurance on the car" and has the friend sign a ...
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At-fault accident in someone else's car, but car was not damaged

Recently, my wife was involved in an accident that was (likely) her fault. She and I are both insured drivers. She was driving her Grandfather's car at the time. From what I understand, his insurance ...
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How do courts value cars in civil claims?

If a car accident claim was heard in a court via the Money Claims service, and the value of the car was lower than the cost of repair, how would the court determine a suitable level for the ...
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Liability of a drug addict and alcoholic having a accident in a rented car

Let's say In the United States there is a person with a drug and alcohol problem. The person goes to rent a truck from Home Depot for a few days. The person then gets involved in a drunk driving ...
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Arrested for unauthorized use of vehicle

I worked at a car dealership, and borrowed a car without the companies permission, the company filed a police report the car was stolen, I get arrested and charged with unauthorized use. Today the car ...
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Car for rent and drugs

Lets say there is a person who rents a car out to a friend. This arrangement goes well for the first few months. Then a large amount of illegal drugs are discovered in the car while the friend is ...
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Renting a car to a friend

Lets say there is a person who wants to rent his car out to his friend for a month In the United States and In Pennsylvania . He calls up the insurance company and lets them know his friend should be ...
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Who Should Be Guilty For An Accident By An Self-Driving Car [duplicate]

What would happen if I had a Tesla and I had it drive through the parking lot to pick me up, but it hit someone on the way to me. Is it my fault or TESLA's fault? Explain.
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