Used car buyers warned to beware of warranty scrapping

IT IS a case of buyer be even more aware, with changes to used-car regulations leaving purchasers from dealers more exposed to landing themselves a dud.

The RACQ has issued a warning to second-hand car buyers, telling them they are less protected than before following the State Government's decision to scrap the requirement for a one-month statutory warranty.

Licensed dealers were required to provide a one-month statutory warranty for vehicles over 10 years old or with more than 160,000km on the clock, but are no longer obligated to do so.

RACQ executive manager Steve Spalding lamented the decision, saying it would hurt those doing it toughest financially.

"People who purchase older vehicles or those with higher mileages are typically young drivers and those with limited budgets," he said. "They can least afford to have something go wrong."

 



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