What guarantee protects me if I buy a used car? What if I buy a particular?
Last week I met a somewhat surprising news. A dealer had to compensate for one of his clients who had purchased a second hand car, with over 8,000 € that not only cover the total cost of the vehicle that had acquired, but also some of the repairs that the customer had to take out after purchase. Acquiring a used car always generates doubts on the client, and distrust, not only for the use of the vehicle has been done with previous owners, but also the instruments that protect purchase. What guarantee protects me if I buy a used car? What are the differences between a car dealership second hand and a professional, or an individual?
The warranty on a used car buyer is a right
Tourism buying any second hand always carries by law protection for the buyer, warranty for used car. This guarantee is intended primarily to avoid scams, and of course to ensure that the customer receives their vehicle in the agreed conditions, receiving a hedge against defects and hidden defects that could not be discovered before formalizing the purchase. The same laws that stipulate the responsibilities and rights of the customer and the buyer in a transaction of second-hand an object provides these guarantees.
What there must be clear it is that these guarantees are not full coverage of any fault, especially those that may have been caused retrospectively, by misuse of the new owner, or objects subject to wear. The warranty covers transactions used cars does protect the buyer from hidden defects, because if any known before the purchase is most likely had not carried out, or have agreed different conditions.
Demonstrate the latent defect to be covered by warranty
Depending on the vendor, his honesty, and the nature of the damage suffered by the client, enforce the guarantee of a second hand car can be more or less problematic. The car buyer is used which has to prove that the damage it has suffered in the period considered warranty after purchase was already present previously, that is, it was a hidden defect. Which in some cases it can lead to end up in court.
How does the guarantee of a used car?
Whether the purchase is made at a dealership with a professional buying and selling of vehicles, or with a particular in all cases the seller is obliged to compensate his client in the presence of a hidden defect. Such compensation could mean paying the relevant repair or refund of the price paid by the buyer for your used car, which was the case the court ruling met last week.
What is the difference between a car used professional and particular?
And we told a used car always enjoys coverage, protection for the customer, whether this comes from a dealer, a professional, or an individual. But the minimum guarantee provided by law, is superior - in time - in purchases made to dealers and professional, and extends to a minimum period of one year (The legal minimum), which in certain cases and certain dealers may be higher (a contractual guarantee). The minimum period of one year warranty is a client's right that is enshrined in the General Law for the Defense of Consumers and Users.
In the case where we have acquired a second hand car of a particular, our transaction will also be protected by the Civil Code, where the sale of objects between individuals is collected. In any case, the period that the customer will be only six months since the vehicle is delivered.