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Used car dealers can afford warranties, says Trade Board

Published:Monday | September 8, 2014 | 4:05 PM

Chief Executive Officer of the Trade Board, Victor Cummings, is insisting that used car dealers are making enough profits to be able to provide warranties stipulated by the new motor vehicle importation policy.

The Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association has said that some of the requirements under the new policy are burdensome.

The dealers say they have a difficulty with being asked to provide a warranty on parts as they do not always get a warranty from the manufacturers of these parts.

However, Cummings has hit back saying used car dealers are making huge profits on vehicles and they should therefore not have a problem providing a warranty and fixing defects on vehicles before they are sold.

Cummings says the Trade Board has seen cases where consumers were left in a bind after vehicles showed serious defects shortly after they were purchased.

Meanwhile, Cummings says consumers with complaints in relation to motor vehicles should lodge their complaints with the Fair Trading Commission and the Consumer Affairs Commission.

Cummings was speaking this morning on Independent talk on Power 106 FM.

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