“Was that car in a crash?” should not be a question used-car buyers must ask in Saskatchewan.
The Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority says those selling used vehicles must tell a buyer everything about a vehicle in order for consumers to make informed decisions.
Under the new Vehicle Dealer Regulations Act, licensed dealers must tell customers important facts about a vehicle before it is sold.
- an SGI Saskatchewan VIN search;
- if the odometer has been tampered with or doesn’t record the true mileage; and
- if the vehicle was owned by a rental company in the last two years.
According to the regulations, failure to disclose required information before a sale is completed may lead to a recovery of losses or a refund of money and return of the vehicle to the dealer.
The new disclosure requirements do not apply to private sales.