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|Title:||Check It - Not Regret It|
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Doncaster Council and South Yorkshire Police are steering residents in the right direction this November when it comes to buying a used car.
The ‘Check it don’t regret it’ campaign is being promoted nationally by the Trading Standards Institute, Citizens Advice Bureau and local authorities.
On Friday 8 November a used car will be parked in Sir Nigel Gresley Square from 10am to 3pm to promote the campaign. Members of Doncaster Council’s trading standards team will be on hand along with a police engineer who will be giving advice on how to check if a vehicle is safe, legal and what it seems.
Consumers are advised to check the following nine points:
- MOT certificate
- Service history
- V5 registration document
- Check if the car has been written off
- Finance history to make sure there isn’t an outstanding hire purchase agreement
- Test drive and walk around to check for problems
- Get it checked by an engineer
- Check price value guide
- Check car is not recalled by manufacturer for safety reasons
Councillor Joe Blackham, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Enforcement and Trading Services said: ‘A second-hand car that is not up to scratch can be a danger to the driver and other road users. It is important that dealers are up-front with their customers about the condition of vehicles. That way people can make an informed choice as to whether it is the car for them.’
Supt Eddie Murphy from South Yorkshire Police said: ‘This is an excellent initiative and the fact that people will be given basic checks to carry out will enable them to ask the right questions before buying a car. This will help keep them safe and lawful.’
For enquiries, complaints or information, visit www.doncaster.gov.uk/tradingstandards or call 08454 04 05 06.
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