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Auto Moto  |  November 14, 2012 10:26:27

Higher consumption of the car than in the technical certificate is a reason for complaint, pointed dtest

PRAGUE (MEDIAFAX) - If your car has higher consumption than the one specified by the technical certificate, the customer has the right to claim a discount on the purchase price. It is a hidden defect vehicles, announced on Wednesday dtest clinic.

Consumers often turn to counseling dtest with the fact that their car uses more fuel than they have in the dealer registration papers said. "These figures are widely differ significantly from the actual operating power," said head helplines Luke Green.

"Czech courts expressed that the values ??entered in the technical certificate can not be fully indicative, since it is a public document. Higher than indicated fuel consumption is a manifestation of a latent defect vehicles," said Green.

If the customer encounters a fault, has the right to return it to the seller and ask for a discount on the purchase price. It should equip expert opinion expert specialized institutions to assess how much the declared consumption and operating different. Costs of preparing assessment must also pay the seller, it is a cost required to use legitimate complaint.

"In response to a complaint the customer who disagreed with the discrepancy between the real and the registered vehicle consumption, assessed the Regional Court in Prague discount on the purchase price of 50,000 crowns for a vehicle, the value of which amounted to nearly 700,000 crowns," said Luke Green example.

The difference between the actual and the stated value of the fuel consumption in this case was almost thirty percent.

"With some deviation from the expected consumption of the vehicle can be calculated. Had also depends on other factors such as weather conditions, road conditions, traffic density or driver's driving style. Deviation but must be acceptable," explained Head of helplines.

He warned that if the dealer tries to put into the purchase contract formulations like "under certain conditions, the consumption may vary", it is a provision unreasonable, unlawful and depriving the buyers statutory protection.

Consumers who need advice on how to behave when their car needs more fuel than in the technical certificate, may apply to the line dtest 299149 009th

Katerina Šurmanová,

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