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Before you buy a vehicle

What you need to know when buying a car or other motor vehicle.
Page Buying cars or other vehicles – what you need to know
Things that all buyers need to know about or check before buying a car or motor vehicle.
Page Know your rights under consumer law
You have certain rights under consumer laws when you buy a car or vehicle.
Page Checking Warrant of Fitness and trader registration
When you’re buying a car or motor vehicle, it’s important to check the Warrant of Fitness is up to date and the motor vehicle trader is registered.
Page Consumer Information Notice
Find out what details a Consumer Information Notice on a car or motor vehicle should include and what to do if it’s missing, inaccurate, not completed or misleading.
Page Checking the quality of a vehicle
How to check the condition and quality of a car or motor vehicle you’re buying.
Page Checking if money is owed
How to find out if a previous owner still owes money to a finance company for a car or motor vehicle you’re buying.
Page Buying from a business
Things you need to know about or check if you’re buying a car or motor vehicle from a business.
Page Buying a vehicle on finance
Things you need to know about or check before you buy a car or motor vehicle on credit.
Page Buying a vehicle for business use
Your rights if you buy a car or other motor vehicle for a business.
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