Logan, UT asked in Contracts for Utah

Q: I recently purchased a vehicle at a dealership. I was lied to and purchased the service contract. Can I still cancel?

I bought a service contract 23 days ago, and it says you can only cancel within 10 days. There were some important details about the service contract that the salesman lied to us about in order to convince us to buy it. Is misrepresentation a good idea to successfully have contract cancelled? Additionally I looked up Utah law and it says that the company that is insuring, must conspicuously have their name, address, and toll free claims number on the contract. The company doesn't have their address anywhere on the contract. Are either one of these details likely valid enough to get the contract turned over?

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Benton Matthew Eskelsen
Benton Matthew Eskelsen
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: You may be able to fight this contract but additional information would be needed to give a meaningful evaluation. Typically, when you sign a contract you are expected to know the contents thereof and often times such contracts disclaim representation made by employees regarding the contract. It is also unclear what type of service agreement you purchased. Was it for additional insurance, warranty, or something else? If you stand to lose a lot of money by honoring the service contract, it may be worth your while to have an attorney review it.

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