There are many reasons why someone will return a car to the dealer. Usually, it’s due to a fault with the car. If there’s a problem with the car, it can be easier to return it to the dealer if it’s a new car but returning a used car can be a bit trickier. However, there are Australian Consumer Laws which apply for Used Cars which will hopefully allow you to return your vehicle. Cash 4 Cars is here to give you a few tips on how to return a used car.
For second-hand cars, the used-car statutory warranty for your vehicle is limited to 5,000 kilometres or 3 months after you’ve made the purchase, given that the car is less than 10 years old and has driven under 160,000 kilometres.
If you’ve bought a faulty or damaged used car (also called a ‘lemon car’), it is recommended that you contact the dealer and the Australian head office of the car company. You should put all your communication in writing and mention what Australian Consumer Law guarantees for a faulty used car. You should also mention the “major failure” in your vehicle. Unfortunately, you only have a narrow window of time before the used-car statutory warranty is no longer applicable, so if you notice problems early on, you should bring them up with the dealer as soon as possible.
If you own a damaged car that’s outside of your warranty period, it can be difficult to sell it to an average Car Buyer. Luckily, if you live in Adelaide, you can Sell Your Damaged Car for Cash for up to $9,999 Instant Cash for Cars with Adelaide’s respected Car Removal business, Cash 4 Cars. We accept vehicles from used to those with irreparable damage such as wrecked or junk cars. Our fast same-day Car Removal service is available whenever you need us.
As Adelaide Auto Wreckers, we purchase vehicles to recycle and reuse their quality Auto Parts. Your damaged car might be off the market, but it still has many valuable parts to us such as: