Can you return a car in Massachusetts?

I just bought a pick-up truck last week from a dealership in Plymouth, but it’s starting to make some suspicious noises. Would I be able to return a car to a dealership in Massachusetts?

Macy Fouse · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
That’s such a bummer! You might be able to return a car in
in certain cases.
In general, after you sign the paperwork to
buy a new or used vehicle in Massachusetts
, you can’t return it. However, there are a couple of exceptions:
  • If you purchased a new car and it has at least one defect that impairs its safety, value, or use, it falls under
    Massachusetts’ lemon law
  • If you bought a used car and the seller didn’t tell you about a known problem, you have 30 days to cancel the sale and get a refund.
When looking to buy a used car, it’s crucial to examine it before signing the paperwork. Here’s a brief checklist:
  • Check over the
    CARFAX report
  • Thoroughly inspect the vehicle—inside and out
  • Take the car for a test drive
  • Request to see the maintenance records
  • Look into the
    Kelley Blue Book value
    of the vehicle
These steps can help you prevent
buyer’s remorse
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