Thinking of purchasing a new car? Tips for consumers
Follow these tips to protect yourself:
Before you buy a new or used car, do some research to determine which car is right for you and what you can afford.
2. Check safety rating
Check the vehicle's safety rating.
3. Dealers licence search
Search for a licensed car dealer.
4. Motor vehicle search
Conduct a quick Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) search. A PPSR search checks for financial interests, written off records and stolen vehicles.
5. Report unlicensed dealers
Report unlicensed motor vehicle dealing in the community to firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 304 054.
For more information on buying a car, read our Buying a car: a buyer's checklist publication.
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