The sale of used vehicles will be more supervised in France to avoid the scams that are multiplying. Legislative proposal to force sellers to provide contract written during the sale.
The bill was tabled this week. Minor or serious scam, there are doubts in every second sale in France, according to the direction of consumption and the repression of fraud. This represents millions and millions of vehicles since there are 5.7 million which were exchanged in 2019, a record.
Since the start of 2020, used car sales have jumped 12%. However, the transactions are already framed. There is an official platform with a model contract called Histovec on which we can find the data related to a car such as the number of owners.
The mileage entered in the register
However, you do not have the mileage, which is one of the most frequent scams, which is found in 10% of transactions. A scam that is only increasing. Clearly, I offer you a car that has traveled 30,000 kilometers. You call yourself top, it’s the business of the century. But in reality, it has more than 100,000 on the clock.
The idea of the bill is to put the history of a vehicle in black and white. Explanations from Senator de la Vienne, Alain Fouché, on the initiative of this project: “It is the creation of a national register which brings together all relating to a motor vehicle. Mileage, which does not exist today , date of first entry into service, successive change of owner, claim … And therefore, what is important is the obligation for all professionals working on a vehicle to complete this register. -broken, the professional who changes your windshield must send it to the national registry. “
Thanks to this system, we will have 100% traceability of the car. A system which has already been implemented in Belgium and which works particularly well.