Guide gives car-buying advice to young people
A Trading Standards guide has been produced to raise young people’s awareness of safety issues when purchasing a car.
The guide, created by Consumer Direct and Trading Standard teams, is in response to a growing number of car-related complaints received by the Consumer Direct Government helpline.
The guide advises that: “Buying a car is often one of the biggest purchases you can make. It is not only the cost of the car, but all the other expense that comes with it like the repairs, insurance, tax and fuel that you need to think about.
“Our easy to use guide is designed to give you a starting point on what to look for when choosing your car. Whether it is a second hand car from your local paper or a car from a garage or auction, make sure you know your rights.”
For more information contact Samantha Scott at Consumer Direct West Midlands on 024 7683 2167.
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