16.2 Implied Warranty of Merchantability
- Implied in every contract for the sale of goods is a
warranty that the good is fit for the ordinary purpose for
which it is intended. [California Commercial Code]
This means that when you sell a vehicle, if you do not indicate
on the Buyer's Guide that the car is being sold "as-is",
or with a "warranty," then you are providing the buyer with
an implied warranty that the car will run
and drive just fine for a reasonable time period, given
the age, mileage, condition, and price of the vehicle. It
is always best to mark on the Buyer's Guide either "as-is"
or "warranty" so there is no confusion as to whether there
is any warranty or not.