My new car has been sat around for 11 weeks of lockdown. What should I ask of the dealer when I collect it?

When showrooms reopen on 1 June, I will collect my new car - which I was due to collect on the day of lockdown. Presumably, it has been sitting somewhere for 11 weeks. What should I ask of the garage?

Asked on 27 May 2020 by Mrs R Warren

Answered by Georgia Petrie
Modern cars can sit for months without any major issues. Plus, the car should go through a thorough PDI (pre-delivery inspection) before you collect it. If there are any issues, you have the protection of the 2015 Consumer Rights Act - which theoretically gives you the statutory right to reject a new or used car (or anything else) within 30 days of purchase if any fault is found.
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