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Motorists need to be wary of car's 'hidden histories'

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Over ten million cars currently on the road could have a hidden history.

This is according to HPI, as it revealed one-in-three currently feature on its at-risk register.

Motorists therefore need to be wary when looking to purchase a second-hand car, as they do not want to be hit with an unexpected expense.

One of the biggest problems facing drivers is outstanding finance, as many are not aware that the debt stays with the vehicle and not the previous owner.

Another issue people need to protect themselves against is a plate change, as this could mean the vehicle has been stolen at some stage.

HPI observed five-in-100 cars have a mileage discrepancy and so drivers need to be eagle-eyed to make sure they are not sold a motor that is in worse condition than the counter suggests.

Finally, advice should be sought if individuals think a car they are interested in may be a write-off returned to the market illegally.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801415332-ADNFCR


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