COMPLAINTS made to Trading Standards about dodgy car dealers have fallen dramatically.
The Essex County Council-run team has reported a 43 per cent drop in calls about the most-complained about dealers.
Officers have attributed the fall to its successful Don’t Be Taken for a Ride campaign.
For advice on buying a second-hand car visit essex.gov.uk/TradingStandards and to find an approved trader call 0845 40 40 506 or visit buywithconfidence.gov.uk.
If you have a complaint about a second-hand car call the Citizens' Advice Consumer Helpline on 08454 040506 or visit adviceguide.org.uk.