Luscombe Motors managing director Robin Luscombe has insisted that the Police and Trading Standards should “pick and choose” the fraud cases they investigate after falling foul of a car clocking sales scam.
Further clarification on the legality of car sales test drive provision has prompted rendered the decision over whether to offer customers contact with vehicles “a purely moral decision”, it has been claimed.
The Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) has warned that Trading Standards operatives will be checking up on car retail operations to ensure test drives are not illegally conducted during COVID-19 ‘Lockdown 3’.
Father and son directors of a used car dealership have been banned from running companies after they put Car Place Birmingham into liquidation without paying fines incurred in Trading Standards prosecutions.
Franchised car dealers should be working to highlight the risks of cheap alternative tyre suppliers after a Trading Standards investigation revealed that 139 of the 152 part-worn outlets were selling illegal and unsafe tyres to unsuspecting motorists.
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