Repair Law and Legal Definition

Repair means to restore to former condition or to operating order. Depending on the type of repair, permit and licensing requirements may apply. There is also federal law to protect the public from unfair or deceptive advertising and business practices by credit repair organizations. Repair disputes arise often in connection with home, building, and auto repairs.

A purchaser or lessee of a motor vehicle has various rights under both state and federal law if the vehicle does not perform as provided under an express warranty. Under the lemon laws that exist in some states, provides protection for consumers who lease or buy new motor vehicles. The law requires that if the manufacturer or its representative in this state, such as an authorized dealer, is unable to service or repair a new motor vehicle to meet the terms of an express written warranty after a reasonable number of repair attempts, the manufacturer is required promptly to replace the vehicle or return the purchase price to the lessee or buyer. State lemon laws vary by state.

Typically, when a car is involved in an accident and insurance covers the cost of the repairs, only the owner of the vehicle can authorize the repairs to be made. Such authorization should be given only after contacting the insurance company.