Backyard car dealer crackdown

July 28, 2023 9:09 am in by

Shonky backyard car dealers are now on notice, as the State Government makes moves to weed them out.

Under the act, Second-hand vehicle dealers must have a licence if they buy, sell or offer for sale four or more vehicles in 12 months.

Last year 6 individuals were convicted of tampering with odometers – fined a total of $35,000, with one handed a suspended jail sentence for falsifying logbook records.

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Following monitoring, the office of to Consumer and Business Services revealed a significant number of unlicensed dealers selling from home via sites such as Facebook Marketplace.

Riverland & Mallee locals who suspect any dodgy car selling behaviour are encouraged to report it to Consumer and Business Services.