The term "as is" is commonly used in the pre-owned car world to describe a car's warranty status. Specifically, some cars are offered as is, without a warranty; other cars include a warranty.
In general, the term "as is" means that a certain car is available in the condition as it is on the lot. This means that any defects or flaws with the car will be your responsibility as the buyer and won't be covered by a warranty. In fact, "as is" is usually used in conjunction with the term "no warranty," just to be sure that the buyer knows he or she is buying a used car as it sits on the lot without any warranty coverage. Dealers are legally obligated to explain to the customer whether a car is being sold as is or with a warranty.
What does it mean when a car is sold “as is”? It means that the transaction occurs for the car in whatever condition it is in at the moment of the sale. In other words, the buyer is legally accepting the responsibility for any and all repairs needed after the car is towed off the lot of the used car dealer. The buyer is accepting the car with all of its known and unknown problems. When buying used cars in this situation, the buyer should take extra precaution to examine and check the background information to find the best used car to buy. If anything wrong with the vehicle is discovered after the purchase, it is the buyer’s responsibility
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