What to do if my boyfriend purchased a used car from a dealership but the verbal agreement from the salesman differs from the written contract?

The salesman said he would include a 100,000 mile warranty. He signed the contract only later to discover that he was charged nearly $4,000 for the warranty. We just discovered it tonight and we were hoping for some legal advice before we brought to the attention of the dealer. Do we have any legal ground to stand on if things don’t go our way?

Asked on February 13, 2015 under Business Law, California


Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The written contract is always going to trump any verbal agreement.  Your boyfriend no doubt can read.  It is going to be his own fault if he signed something without reading it.  That said, it may very well be that the warranty was included in the price your boyfriend was quoted, but then was line-itemed out in the written contract to show how much of that price was for the warranty.

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