Tow truck business agrees to cease selling cars without a dealer’s licence – assurance

The director of a South Australian tow truck business and mechanical workshop has been put on notice for allegedly selling vehicles without ever holding a second hand dealer’s licence.

Consumer and Business Services has alleged that Matti’s Towing sold seven vehicles without a licence from February 2016 to January 2017, ranging from $250 to $900.

Mr Caridi, director of Matti’s Towing, acknowledged that is likely that he and the company breached the Second Hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995, which states that a person cannot carry on a business as a second-hand vehicle dealer without the appropriate licence.

Mr Caridi has entered into a written assurance with Consumer and Business Services, agreeing to no longer sell second-hand cars unless he obtains a licence.

Written assurances are formal undertakings that may be used in certain circumstances, in place of enforcement actions such as prosecution or disciplinary action.

If an individual or a business fails to comply with the conditions of the assurance, they may be prosecuted.

Find out more about licence requirements for used car dealers.

Signed assurance (PDF 130KB)