There are many reasons why you would want to buy from a Licensed Motor Car Trader (LMCT).
LMCTs are obliged by law to guarantee clear title on every car they sell. That means, if the car is found to have been stolen, or rebirthed, or has a security registered against it by a finance company, the LMCT must 'make good' the title or, if this cannot be done, provide a full refund.
They must also provide a three-day cooling-off period (in case you change your mind), and a three month or 5000kms statutory warranty for cars built less than 10 years ago which have also travelled less than 160,000kms.
How do you know whether a trader is an LMCT? Firstly, check for an LMCT number; it should be prominently displayed on the premises. If you are still unsure of whether the trader is legitimate you can search on the Business Licensing Authority website. This website lists all LMCTs and you can search by name, suburb or postcode.
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