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Second-hand cars warning.

MOTORISTS are being urged to be careful when buying a used car. To coincide with the new registration plates arriving this week, consumer chiefs in West Yorkshire West Yorkshire, former metropolitan county, N central England. Created in the 1974 local government reorganization, the county largely embraced the Leeds conurbation and comprised five metropolitan districts: Calderdale, Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield, and Kirklees.  are warning drivers to take their time to ensure a good deal.

Following new registration plates, there is an increase in availability of nearly new cars and even lower used car prices on offer.

But public watchdog Consumer Direct says it can be a complicated business deciding whether to buy from a dealer or a private seller.

Second-hand second-hand
Adjective

1. previously owned or used

2. not from an original source or one's own experience: second-hand opinions

3.
 cars are the second most complained about issue in the region, with over 10,000 calls to the advice line last year.

John Field, manager for Consumer Direct Yorkshire Yorkshire, former county, N England. In 1974, Yorkshire was divided into the nonmetropolitan counties of Humberside, Cleveland, North Yorkshire, and partially into the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire. All but North Yorkshire have since been dissolved. , said: "For most people buying a car is a big financial commitment.

"It makes sense to take your time and make sure you choose the right used car.

"The law recognises that a second-hand car won't be perfect but it must be fit to be used on the road and be reasonably reliable and safe.

"Motorists should always make checks on a used vehicle's history before purchase and consider having the car independently checked."

The watchdog advises visiting a number of different dealers and taking along someone who knows about cars.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Sep 2, 2009
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