Don’t myth a trick on car buy­ing

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

HPI, the in­de­pen­dent ve­hi­cle in­for­ma­tion provider, is out to bust a few myths on the dos and don’ts of used car buy­ing.

For ex­am­ple, the fact that you have paid for a car and are the reg­is­tered keeper does not mean that you are nec­es­sar­ily the le­gal owner. If it has been stolen or is still on fi­nance, it tech­ni­cally be­longs to some­one else and you stand to lose it and the money you paid.

Another mo­tor­ing myth is that it is il­le­gal to sell a car that’s been writ­ten off. In fact, when a ve­hi­cle is de­clared a to­tal loss it is be­cause the in­surer be­lieves it is not eco­nom­i­cal to re­pair it.

When that hap­pens it is given a dam­age clas­si­fi­ca­tion, de­pend­ing on its con­di­tion. A or B write-offs are ve­hi­cles which it is rec­om­mended should be crushed; C and D ve­hi­cles can be re­turned to the road.

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