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Is it required that a car dealer give the buyer of a new car

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Is it required that a car dealer give the buyer of a new car a copy of the agreements upon signing? Or is is ok that they give the buyer copies later when the car is made available?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ellen replied 5 years ago.

Thank you for your question. I am happy to assist you.

I am a lawyer with 25 years experience. While I am permitted to provide you with legal information, I am prohibited by and various state bar associations from giving legal advice, representing you or entering into an attorney-client relationship through this open and nonconfidential forum.

California law requires that the contract have no blank spaces when signed and that the consumer receive a copy of any contract after signing.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
When does the copy need to be signing or anytime? They could change parts of the contract if not given at signing?????
Expert:  Ellen replied 5 years ago.

The contract is required to be given to the consumer at the time it is signed. If it is not provided you may file a complaint with the Department of Motor Vehicle. Here is a link to assist you in filing the complaint:

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