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Definition of a motor vehicle

The Motor Vehicle Traders Act 2011 specifies the types of vehicles sold by a motor vehicle trader, which are covered by the Act.

Types of vehicles covered by the Act include:

  • cars
  • vans
  • four wheel drives
  • utilities
  • road registrable motorcycles
  • scooters
  • motor trikes
  • campervans

Types of vehicles NOT covered by the Act:

  • trailers
  • caravans
  • quad bikes
  • non-road registrable motor bikes
  • commercial vehicles
  • machinery such as tractors or backhoes
  • motor homes