Welcome to C.A.R.S.
CARS is a national, award-winning, non-profit auto safety and consumer advocacy organization working to save lives, prevent injuries,
and protect consumers from
auto-related fraud and abuse.
"CARS is one of the most consistently strong consumer groups... Consumers can thank CARS for today's lemon laws, air bags and generally safer cars."
– Clarence Ditlow, Executive Director
Center for Auto Safety, Washington, DC
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C.A.R.S. tips for car buyers
Want to avoid getting scammed when you buy a new or used car? Check out CARS video
Buyer Beware! Auto dealers' one-
sided contracts can ruin your life
Even if the dealer breaks the law, you might not be able to get justice. Forced
arbitration clauses hidden in the fine print can keep you tied up for years. The dealer even
gets to pick the arbitrator who hears your case. Here's what happened to a car buyer in San Diego:
Think this is outrageous? Call your member of Congress at 202-224-3121, and urge them
to vote for the Arbitration Fairness Act. More about the AFA, now pending before Congress: