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Trading Standards Advice on buying a used vehicle

Alert message sent 21/02/2019 22:15:00

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Dear Members

As many as 1 in 16 cars could have clocked mileage, according to new research. Leicestershire Trading Standards are warning consumers to beware of buying second-hand cars and advise to check a vehicle’s history thoroughly before buying it. If buying online ensure you view the car before paying for it in full. Some scammers offer cars for sale that don’t exist. For more advice, visit Citizens Advice at or call 03454 040506 for advice or to report a trader.

TOP TIP: Did you know you can check the MOT history which shows previous defects/advisory on the vehicle by entering the registration number. It can also give you an idea regarding the mileage history if it has been clocked? I would recommend buyers to purchase an 'HPI check' which you can purchase online via a simple Google search to give you the cars instant history and check if its stolen.

Stay Safe
PCSO Ali Haq
Wigston Police Station
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Ali Haq (Leicestershire Police,PCSO,South Leicester)

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