Car Mileage Check

Check if your car mileage has been clocked

What does a Car Mileage Check indicate?

A car mileage check indicates that the vehicle has been clocked / tampered with, that means the actual age of the car would be hard to calculate if there is no document to back up the original mileage; this means that the car can be sold at a price that has not been depreciated much, clocking of cars is illegal and it is always good to get a Car Mileage Check so that you can buy a used car safely.

Not undergoing a car mileage check could result in a lot of consequences that would eventually accumulate into a cluster of problems, because it might have had serious issues and tons of damage and tear. You may find yourself spending more than the car price itself as the days go on.

Why Car Mileage Check is essential?

Obtaining a MOT mileage check report on any used vehicle before you intend to bring it home will always be a smart plan to avoid turning into a victim of car felony. If the vehicle before you displays imprecise mileage when compared to the report, on its mileage clock, then it is sure that the mileage clock has been tampered with. The dealer might be trying to sell a used up vehicle that may soon be turned to dust.

The data we source from third party agencies go through an intensive filter to provide only the best of data, so that our customers will only have top notch data in a consolidated manner, it is essential that all of the data points we provide are accurate to a level that everyone would feel satisfied.

Check if your car has been Clocked or not

Serious mechanical failures may simultaneously occur if you have not undergone a MOT mileage check before buying your used vehicle. While staying in the blind spot of not knowing the actual mileage, it would be hard to negotiate the correct price for the vehicle’s actual worth in the market.

It goes without saying that in such a case, it would only lead you to your loss in the long run if you try to save up on car checks.

Many car check agencies provide data that is overpriced, we do not engage in such profiteering activities, the motto behind our services lies the fact that we are here to service the people not leech them of their resources and time.

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Some things to consider about Car Mileage Check
  • It is essential information that you must check before buying a used vehicle. Latest vehicle reports say that an estimated 2.3 Million clocked cars are on the UK roads which would cost around £800 Million a year for motorists.

  • It is very important to check about a vehicle’s mileage because; one metric itself can show, how many more miles it can be driven without doing any expensive maintenance or vehicle part replacements such as exhaust, suspension and clutch.

  • Now a days it is more difficult to find whether the vehicle has been clocked or not. Even though Seats, gear lever, clutch pedal and steering wheel show clear signs of a high mileage vehicle. These things aren’t so simple, with a well-maintained vehicle that is potentially capable of clocking up the thick end of 100,000 miles while still looking and driving like new.

  • We recommend everyone to check the MOT mileage before buying a vehicle. It is so because a car’s mileage is very closely related to the cost and running potential of the vehicle. If you buy a false or clocked mileage vehicle, it would cost you a lot more than buying a car with original mileage, which helps you figure out whether the used car is a good one or not.

How to spot a clocked vehicle and check its actual mileage?
  • First of all you have to check with the Car service history in the V5C log book. At the time of each every service usually 1 year or every 12k miles, a vehicle’s mileage should be recorded, which gives you an idea of how far it has travelled.

  • Call the previous owner to check the mileage when they sold, because a fraudulent seller can replace a new service book or make changes in the existing one.

  • Check the interior of the car, sometimes you might find an old interior with less mileage number, which is highly unlikely, unless it had a SORN status.

  • Sometimes your own instinct may save you with the evidence you found with your vigilant eyes.

Actual signs of clocking are really hard to find now a days, because of the electronic odometers. Vehicle owners themselves are buying an illegal mileage clocking device from the stores which only costs hundreds and clocking their mileage using that adds more value to their old rusted vehicle.

Precautionary action

Finally there is always a way to safe guard yourself from a mileage clocked vehicle. Spending a small amount on Mileage Check for the used car you are going to buy will save you from being fooled.

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