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Buying a car - your rights
Your rights when buying a car and what you can do if there is a problem
If you've bought a car – even just in part – with a credit card, the Consumer Credit Act may help if there's a problem.
Superseding the Sale of Goods Act, the Consumer Rights Act applies to all purchases made after October 1st 2015.
The Consumer Rights Act replaces the Sale of Goods Act on October 1st 2015
On top of the regular legal protection afforded to any car buyer, you are also helped by various warranties and other cover.
If there's a problem when you buy a car, you have plenty of legal back-up.
If a dealer won’t look favourably on your complaint, but is a member of a trade body, it can be worth talking to that body. They may be able to either
If a seller tells you something that isn't true and you buy a car for that reason, this act may provide you with some back-up.
For anyone having trouble with a car bought through HP (hire purchase), the Supply of Goods Act is the first line of defence.