My question involves vehicle maintenance laws for the State of: Missouri
A little background. I have been going to this shop since May of 2012 when I began purchasing a Dodge Caravan. This van was in the shop for MULTIPLE problems the entire year we had it and by multiple I mean that it was in the shop almost two weeks every month and one month it was in there shop an entire month. After almost a year they finally allowed us to get a different vehicle and accredit the payments to it. My new van I got in January of this year. It has been in the shop also almost every month for problems such as having to get a new alternator, oil line, cylinoid, AC is out, Widow has now gone out and my dials spin in circles while I am driving. Today I went to get two new tires from a different car shop and they almost wouldn't let me drive it home because the passenger tie rod ends and ball joint were so bad I watched them move my tire up and down back and forth. It was just in my other shop last week and they told my Boyfriend it was driving funny because of something to do with the cylinoid. I put my two small children in this vehicle and now I will not drive it because it terrify's me. My question is, is there anything I can do? I do not know much about cars and know even less about law. The shop I was in today said that the tye rod ends and ball joint being this bad means that it should not have passed inspection before the shop gave it to me (they do the inspections themselves before they sell there vehicles). I am still doing payments on this car for the next year in a half. I have been told I can call the hwy patrol and file a claim against them and the highway patrol will seek restitution for us? I have spent allot of money and time into getting a car from these people and I have a very low income. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.