Figures from My Car Check show that Blackpool is the fifth worst place in the UK to buy a used car in terms of write-off risk, with 34 per cent of checks conducted here returning a write-off warning, compared to just five per cent in Farnborough, Hampshire.
Head of My Car Check, Roger Powell, said: “We have only recently started analysing our data by location and were surprised to find a substantial variance in the write-off risk across UK cities.
“Buying a car is a big deal and establishing whether it has ever been written-off is vital.
“Even leaving the safety aspect aside, a write-off will usually be worth less than a similar non-accident damaged model.
“Many people don’t realise it is legal for certain write-offs to return to the road.”