Check it, don’t regret it when buying a used car

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People are being urged to ‘check it - not regret it’ when buying a used car.

East Dunbartonshire Council’s Trading Standards team is working with the Citizens Advice Bureau to steer local people in the right direction when it comes to buying a used motor.

People are advised to assess whether their purchase is safe, legal and all that it seems, before buying.

Council leader Rhondda Geekie said: “A second-hand car that is not up to scratch and is littered with faults can be a danger to the driver and other road users.

“It’s important that the used car industry puts a brake on bad practices by dealers being up front with their customers about the condition of cars. That way people can make an informed choice as to whether it is the car for them.”

If you have a concern about a purchase, a possible scam or your consumer rights, contact the council’s Trading Standards team on 0141 578 8813 for help and advice.

For more information on buying a used car check out www.tradingstandards.co.uk, www.citizensadvice.org.uk/usedcars, www.trusteddealers.co.uk