What is the minimum length of warranty for a used car?

A motor mechanic I use has told me that the minimum length of warranty a car dealer has to give on a car sale is two months. However, lots of dealers are still offering 30 days. Is my mechanic correct or are the dealers simply using the sale of goods act 30 day return rights to their advantage?

Asked on 18 November 2021 by rosston

Answered by Sarah Tooze
I don't believe there is a legal requirement for used car dealers to offer a warranty or a minimum warranty period although many do, as you say, offer 30 days or more.

Regardless of the warranty, you have the 'right to reject' a car within 30 days of purchase if your rights have been breached. This covers faults that were present - or developing - when you bought it, or it was received in a condition that does not match what you were told. See www.honestjohn.co.uk/how-to-reject-a-car-your-cons.../
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