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Doe,s a garage have to give you a warranty of some description,

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Doe,s a garage have to give you a warranty of some description, or can they sell a car as Sold as Seen
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Did they advertise it as sold as seen?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I saw it on line and liked it for my daughter, and as far as i can remember, there was noinformation stating sold as seen.

There is no legal requirement for a warranty but of course it will come under the Sale of Goods Act and therefore must be as described, fit for purpose and of suitable quality. You will have limited rights under the Act which clearly wont be the same as if jt was a new car.
So although there is no requirement for a warranty you have protection under the Act.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

So do i confirm that there is nothing by law stating a garage has to supply a warranty of some description, or do i just have to bear the brunt of cost if car has seriously gone wrong.

Correct but you have the Sale of Goods Act protection
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Sorry, i am not law informed. Does that mean that if the garage boss say,s that he does not want to know, or refuses to do any work unless i pay for it, i have to pay it and start again and just lose the money, or do i have a chance of getting him to sort it out, without cost to myself.

If it was defective on purchase then you can make him pay for it. If he refuses you can sue for breach of contract.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

There did,nt seem to be anything wrong at time, just fourdays later. Only had car for three weeks and a day

You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund (of the cost of repair or cost of car if less) within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: or by completing form N1 and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value you would need representation for trial.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Alex, i thank you for your help. It has partly answered my question, but i,m not really very compliant with the sale of goods act. Will that be sufficient to say to garage that if they don,t sort the problem, i will take it to sale of goods people. Will that work as an umbrella for me. Money to me is hard to come by, and i certainly can,t afford to lose price of car.

You can do that and complain to Trading Standards

I am just following up on this. Is there anything else I can help with? If so, please let me know.