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.

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I’ve been speaking to people for 25 years about car purchases gone bad. And many of them cannot do anything because of what they signed when they bought the car.

Normally, that wouldn’t raise any eyeborws. The problem is that most people are unaware of what they signed when they bought their car. And this stuff is now buried in almost every transaction that takes place.

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You might not be able to negotiate away the fine print but you should at least know what you are signing. At the very least, it will save you the embarrassment of having to hear it from me. This week’s audio:

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Steve Lehto has been practicing law for 25 years, almost exclusively in consumer protection and Michigan lemon law. He wrote The Lemon Law Bible and Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow.

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