Don’t myth a trick on car buying
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.