Cars Offer Important Solace in Pandemic: Alone Time
In an unprecedented time in which the coronavirus pandemic has swept a health care and economic crisis across the globe, American car owners are turning to their vehicles for solace. And to get away from the people that they live with.
Nearly 75% of drivers in a recent survey admitted to using their cars to simply get some alone time away from the people they are living with during the pandemic. Many are using their wheels for leisurely drives to get away from it all, according to the survey from car purchasing assistant TrueCar, Inc.
“The pandemic has increased our appreciation for the freedom and solitude you can get from a personal vehicle, but vehicles already hosted some of our most memorable life moments,” Wendy McMullin, TrueCar’s research director, said in a statement announcing the results of the survey. “And it makes sense, we spend a lot of time with our vehicles – about seven years on average for a new car.”
The survey posed questions to 2,000 U.S. residents who own or lease a car.
More than a third (37%) or survey takers said they used their cars to take personal or business calls. Another third (32%) said they even turned the driver’s seat into a makeshift office. And then there was the 35% of respondents who also admitted to giving their cars names.
How the California Lemon Law Protects Car Owners
Given all the time that people spend in their cars - even during the pandemic - you would think that auto manufacturers would do more to make those vehicles safe. The truth, however, is that carmakers recall millions of vehicles per year because of defects that pose serious hazards.
The California lemon law protects car owners in the Golden State by requiring manufacturers to perform repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act also forces manufacturers to buy back or replace vehicles the company is unwilling or unable to fix.
Talk with a California Lemon Law Lawyer
If you are a car owner or lessor who is locked in a dispute with a manufacturer over repairs, an experienced California lemon law lawyer can help. An attorney can help you understand your rights and weigh options to ensure that the company is held fully accountable.
At the Bickel Law Firm, we have represented hundreds of clients in defective vehicle cases in Southern California and across the state. We work tirelessly to get the people we represent the compensation they deserve.
Our offices are conveniently located in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law lawyer today.