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HPI offers 30% off used car check

Wednesday October 19th 2011

Motorists who are about to buy a used car could benefit from a special offer from vehicle information firm HPI.

The company, which checks the histories of used cars, is offering customers a 30% discount on an HPI Check carried out in October.

This could protect car buyers from potential safety risks and help them get a true feel for their car's value, as a third of cars that are checked are found to have a hidden history.

Nicola Johnson, Consumer Services Manager for HPI, says: "Buying a used car doesn't have to turn into a horror story if buyers take the right precautions.

"Used car fraudsters have more tricks than treats up their sleeves, leaving consumers at risk of paying over the odds for a car that could be stolen or cloned or could still be on outstanding finance. This means buyers stand to lose the car and the money they paid for it when it's returned to its rightful owner.

"Clocking is also a major problem, as unscrupulous sellers turn back the mileage in order to push up the price on their vehicle."

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