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Buying a Car

Buying a Car is probably the second most expensive purchase most people make, the first being a house, so it’s worth getting it right.

Buying a used vehicle is serious business. By making you aware of the following advice, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) can help you reduce the risk of buying a stolen vehicle.

DVLA is replacing all existing blue registration certificates (V5C) and will issue a new red V5C for all vehicles by November 2012. When you receive the new red V5C you must use this for future dealings with DVLA or the Post Office®.

Buyer beware

Know your consumer rights when buying a car

There’s no way to guarantee that you won’t be a victim of vehicle crime, but you can reduce the risks. Make sure you know what questions to ask about the:

  • seller
  • registration certificate (V5C)
  • identity of the vehicle

Get someone reliable you know and who knows about cars and

Go to the following link for the latest information:

Buying a car DSA advice:

Some local links to car dealers:

KS Motors


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