Where Do I Turn If Car I Buy Is Lemon?

What recourse do I have if a car I buy turns out to be a dud?

That was among the questions answered Thursday by Early Show consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen in the latest installment in her series, "Ask It Early."

Viewers send Susan videos of themselves posing the questions, and she picks some to answer on the broadcast.

What can I do if a car I buy is a lemon?

All 50 states have lemon laws.

In most cases, they only apply to new vehicles. But you do have some protection for leased and used ones, as well.

In most states, a car is considered a lemon if it's been in the shop three times for the same repair during a certain amount of time.

You can hire lawyers who specialize in lemon laws.

For much more on the lemon laws of each state and attorneys with expertise on them, visit and

How concerned should I be about having, and updating, a will?

You need a will to protect your assets and your children in the event of your death. Some 74 percent of parents with young children don't have one.

In most states, you need to be 18 or older to write a will.

It can take as little as 30 minutes to do one. You can do it online and, in some places, you can get it for free or pay a small fee.

You should update your will whenever there's a change in your life circumstance -- if you have a child, get a divorce, etc. Look at the mess that resulted from Anna Nicole Smith not having updated her will when her daughter was born!

How can I find somewhere I need to get to?

There's a quick and easy way to get an address sent to your cell phone, from Google.

All you do is send a text message to Google with the place you want to find and its zip code. In seconds, you'll get a message back with the info. And it works even if you don't have a name -- you can just type in something such as "pharmacy," and Google will send you all the pharmacies in the area.

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To submit a video to Koeppen, click here.