Knowing the vehicle’s mileage history is crucial when buying a used car. The mileage can provide valuable insights into the condition and value of the vehicle. However, not all sellers may be truthful about the mileage, so a mileage check is necessary. By obtaining a detailed report of the car’s mileage history, you can verify the accuracy of the readings and uncover any potential discrepancies.
This can help you avoid purchasing a car with a manipulated odometer, leading to costly repairs and safety concerns. With our DVLA car mileage check service, you can make an informed decision when buying a used car and drive away with peace of mind.
What is mileage clocking?
Clocking is fraudulently adjusting a vehicle’s odometer to make it appear as if it has traveled fewer miles than it has. This is done to increase the car’s resale value and deceive buyers. A car mileage checker from DVLA MOT Check can help you quickly identify any discrepancies in mileages recorded on the National Mileage Register (NMR).
Our vehicle check provides you with the estimated and actual mileage of the vehicle and the mileage logs from all MOT tests, allowing you to make an informed decision.
What is mileage anomaly?
Mileage anomaly refers to any inconsistencies or discrepancies in the recorded mileage of a vehicle. It can occur for various reasons, such as odometer tampering, incorrect recording of mileage during repairs, or a malfunctioning odometer.
A mileage anomaly can indicate that the mileage reading on a car is inaccurate, which can affect the vehicle’s resale value and reliability. It is essential to obtain a detailed report of a car’s mileage history, such as a mileage history check, to identify any potential issues with the odometer readings and make an informed decision when purchasing a used car.
Why is it essential to check car mileage history?
Checking a car’s mileage is essential because it can reveal necessary information about the vehicle’s history and condition. The mileage indicates how much the car has been driven, which can affect its overall value and reliability.
For example, a car with low mileage may be more valuable than one with high mileage because it has undergone less wear and tear. It may also have a longer lifespan and require less maintenance and repairs. On the other hand, a car with high mileage may be less valuable and require more frequent maintenance and repairs.
Furthermore, checking the mileage can help identify potential issues with the car’s odometer, such as tampering or malfunctioning. Inaccurate or inconsistent mileage readings can indicate that the vehicle has been altered or repaired improperly, affecting its safety and reliability.
What makes mileage anomalies or discrepancies prevalent in the UK?
As per a report, approximately 2.5 million vehicles on UK roads have mileage anomalies, indicating that the actual mileage of these vehicles differs from the reading displayed on their odometers.
One of the main reasons is that some unscrupulous sellers may alter the mileage of a vehicle in order to increase its value or make it more attractive to potential buyers. This can be done by tampering with the odometer, which records the distance that a vehicle has traveled.
It is still important for buyers to do their due diligence and check the vehicle’s history and service records before making a purchase.
How to check if car mileage is genuine?
You can perform a car history check to verify if a car’s mileage is genuine. You can request the vehicle’s service history to see if the mileage readings are consistent.
You can also check the condition of the car’s interior and exterior for signs of wear and tear expected for its mileage. Additionally, you can use an online mileage checker service to provide the vehicle’s recorded mileage from its previous MOT tests.
1.Is clocking a car illegal in the UK?
Yes, clocking a car is illegal in the UK. It is considered an act of fraud and can result in penalties and legal action. The practice of altering a vehicle’s odometer to decrease its recorded mileage and increase its value misleads buyers and is therefore prohibited by law.
2.How do you check if a car’s mileage has been clocked?
A car history check can help provide some reassurance regarding the mileage. Although it cannot guarantee to detect all instances of clocking, a history check will provide all recorded mileage for the car, which can help identify any discrepancies. However, it’s important to note that a clock can sometimes be done on vehicles less than three years old, which may still need to record mileage.
3.Where does the mileage check data come from?
The mileage data we collect is sourced from the DVSA and recorded during every MOT test conducted on a vehicle. We carefully scan the mileage recorded during each test and utilize this information to detect any inconsistencies, such as instances where the mileage appears to have decreased or where the odometer readings are recorded in both miles and kilometers.
4.What If the Mileage Check Shows “Mileage Record Not Found”?
There are several reasons why we may not be able to provide a mileage check for a vehicle. These reasons include the car being less than 3 years old, the vehicle only having been tested in Northern Ireland, or the car having undergone recent plate changes or having just been registered.