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Private used car buyers risk £6bn a year by gambling on unchecked cars

Private used car buyers risk £6bn a year by gambling on unchecked cars

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2015 00:01 GMT

​Vehicle history data from the RAC reveals that nine out of 10 motorists are taking on unnecessary risk when it comes to vetting the next car in their life, as just 10% of used car buyers bother to check a car’s history before buying.

Most motorists unaware of new law which allows them a full refund for a faulty car within 30 days of purchase

Most motorists unaware of new law which allows them a full refund for a faulty car within 30 days of purchase

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2015 00:01 BST

Britain’s least trustworthy dealers should be left with “nowhere to hide” as a result of new Consumer Rights Act 2015, says RAC In first six months, onus lies with dealer to prove vehicle was not defective when sold New law could boost resale values of second-hand cars

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