A Stockport car dealer has been fined almost £7,000 for selling a dangerous vehicle to a deaf customer, according to Manchester Evening News.
Owner of AM Motors in Heald Green, Stockport, Nawaz Mahmood, advertised the car as an ‘ideal first car’.
The customer made a formal complaint to Stockport council’s trading standards department who conducted an investigation where an independent engineer found a total of 17 problems, including steering faults and badly worn tyres.
Trading standards took Mahmood, 33, of Brown Lane, Heald Green, to court, where magistrates ruled he knew the car had not been put through any safety tests to confirm that it was in fact in ‘good condition’.
Mahmood has been ordered to pay £1,018 in compensation and £2,085 in costs, as well as £500 for each individual offence committed.
The town hall's executive member for communities Councillor Martin Candler said: “This is an excellent result and testament to the work of the trading standards staff that brought this matter before the courts.
“Unroadworthy vehicles represent a great danger to the travelling public, and we will continue to take robust enforcement action against any car dealers who fail to ensure that the vehicles they supply have been properly checked and are in a safe condition.”
Source: Manchester Evening News