Private parts sales banned

Spain has banned the trade in motor spares between individuals. Anyone caught selling on a bit of old motor now faces a fine or even jail, according to antena3.

You can now only buy second hand parts for motor vehicles from authorised treatment centers called CATs.

The new law tries to implement EU decrees on the recycling of engines and the maximisation of vehicle life. What it actually does is penalises the second hand repair engineer.

The law also provides for the fining of the advertising platform. So any website advertising such parts would face an automatic fine.

So don’t try it. You can steal millions of taxpayers money in this country and face a slap on the wrist, but try selling off that spare exhaust pipe and you’ll really be in trouble.

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