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Fairtrading NSW's Car Buyer's Guide

Car buyers guide Buying and maintaining a car in NSW www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au
NSW Fair Trading 13 32 20 Disclaimer Information on this topic may have changed since this booklet was published. You can ...
Contents Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
Introduction Buying a new car can be an overwhelming experience with so many considerations. This booklet is designed to a...
1. Where to buy a car There are a number of options available in terms of where you can buy a car. They each have their ad...
Buying from an auction The benefit of buying a car at auction is that you could pick up a real bargain. The cars come from...
2. Organising finance Once you have decided upon your budget, the make and model of the car you would like to purchase, it...
Leasing  Leasing is another type of finance that may suit people who regularly trade-in their car. In a lease arrangement ...
Cooling-off period  The Motor Dealers Act 1974 provides for a 1-day, waivable cooling-off period for motor cars purchased ...
Understanding common contract terms Principal  The amount you borrow.  Interest   The charge from the lender for using its...
3. Important pre-purchase checks The Personal Property Securities Register  PPSR , which replaces REVS and all other State...
They can also provide some room for negotiation on the sale price. There are details that are easy to check yourself as in...
The finance Loan 1 Loan amount  Loan 2  Loan 3           Interest rate Total cost of interest       Length of loan Fees   ...
Vehicle inspection checklist   Exterior A good way to look at car bodywork is to stand back from the car  front and rear  ...
Interior Check that the odometer reading corresponds to the service log book. Ask for copies of pink slips or service repa...
Warranties  The Motor Dealers Act 1974 requires licensed dealers to fix certain defects if they occur in vehicles that the...
Extended warranties  Some dealers offer an extended warranty for periods beyond the standard statutory or manufacturer   s...
Extended warranty checklist Warranty provider Who is the provider of the extended warranty  COMMENTS  Is it a manufacturer...
Is there a cooling-off period  Some policies may have a cooling-off period of 21 days. However, you may not get the full r...
4. Negotiating the deal You have found the car and have completed all the necessary pre-purchase inspections and now you a...
       the amount you paid for it        the vehicle   s VIN or chassis number, and engine number        the seller   s dr...
If you cause an accident, your green slip insurance covers medical costs for       your passengers      other road users, ...
Transferring registration To transfer the registration of a vehicle, you must visit a motor registry and provide the follo...
5. Maintenance A car is a big investment for most people and a large responsibility. Car owners should regularly maintain ...
6. Motor vehicle repairers In NSW repairers must be licensed to work on your car. To hold a licence a repairer must meet c...
How Fair Trading can help NSW Fair Trading provides a range of information to assist car buyers. As well as this booklet, ...
Useful agencies Motor Accident Authority  MAA  Tel  1300 137 600  Green slip helpline  Tel  1300 137 131  General enquirie...