CarVeto provides a vehicle enquiry service that reveals the recorded history of any vehicle registered in the UK, from new.
Car clocking has steadily risen over the last 15 years and the advances in digital milometers have increased mileage issues. It’s no longer necessary to remove the milometer to reduce the reading. Online applications and software’s reduce recorded miles by plugging into the ECU of the car without loosening a screw.
In the trade, car clocking has been nicknamed as the ‘haircut’!
Mileage discrepancies usually occur because the owner wants to increase the value of their car. If a Vauxhall Astra with 120,000 miles is worth £1,000 (depending on age and condition), the same car with 55,000 miles is likely to be worth around £2,500.
So, there are obvious incentives. However, there are real dangers with buying a car that has fake mileage. Because you don’t know how far the vehicle has travelled it is hard to know how safe the vehicle is, especially between MOT tests. Motorists need to take great care.
Aside from fraudulent practice, a faulty milometer will need to be replaced. This is a legitimate replacement that must be recorded with invoices, dates, previous and new mileage counts, the technician who carried out the work with hard copy and digital records of all repair work carried out on the vehicle.
2 Methods for spotting a car with misrepresented mileage:
1. An online vehicle enquiry with CarVeto (all you need is a vehicle registration number) 2. Visual inspections (CarVeto include a comprehensive car buyer guide with every check that includes a full visual mileage inspection)
The initial check is free and the Platinum service costs £12.50 for an instant, online report.
Aside from mileage, the Veto platinum check provides a detailed analysis of:
1. Outstanding finance 2. Major accident damage that’s resulted in an insurance category loss (A, B, C, D, N, S) 3. Theft check 4. VIC inspection
There are more than 50 checks carried out with each Platinum check.
Head over the CarVeto and run your own mileage check before you buy the car.
Marcus, The Used Car Guy
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