Motorists Watch Out! Mileage Clocking Scams Are On The Rise

If you are considering buying a used car then you should watch out. Motorists are falling victim to a car clocking scam which is on the increase, so you should be on your guard.

New research suggests drivers wishing to purchase a used car have more of a chance of being sold a vehicle with a modified mileage, costing millions of pounds each year. Sources say, there has been a 30% increase in clocking since 2014, where well over 10% of vehicles on the road have had their mileage artificially altered.

Second hand or used cars are thought to be worth more with fewer miles on the clock. So, if the mileage has been altered, motorists can pay more for a vehicle which, in reality, is not as valuable as they thought, and they could feel the pinch when they try to sell it on themselves. It could cost them thousands of pounds in the long run.

The issue is on the rise in the UK, and it’s a situation which may not be resolving itself anytime soon.

Many have put it down to people having enhanced knowledge of amending digital odometers, as well as the availability to the technology and mileage adjustment services online, which can sometimes be used for lawful, legitimate purposes, while others may not be.

Motorists may not be aware that clocking a vehicle may not only give an inaccurate portrayal of its worth, but it may also conceal issues with the car. From signs of wear or tear or any maintenance needs which may require repair, with potentially far-reaching consequences.

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