Imagine you are getting a brand-new car, and the moment you pick the car out of the showroom, depreciation has already started, and that is disheartening. The huge factor here is what happens to the resale price after years. Car mileage is also a factor that adds up the burden. This is the case with new cars, whatever luxury brand you buy.
A high-mileage vehicle can drive as good as a new car if you maintain it properly throughout its lifetime. However, the chances of breakdown with high mileage cars are great. Before we tell you at what mileage do cars start facing problems, we need to know what we consider high cars mileage and how to get a car mileage check.
Mileage anomaly or mileage clocking is, unfortunately, a rampant phenomenon in the UK. According to a study conducted by a data check provider, 2.5 million vehicles (not included the ones less than three years old) on the UK roads have a car mileage anomaly. It means the chances of buying a car with the wrong mileage are very high. If you purchase such a vehicle unknowingly and find out about inconsistency, later on, you should know you are not alone, and you have certain legal rights.
When you are at a dealership or a private car seller’s place to inspect the car you liked, one of the most important things to check is its odometer reading. We should not take this matter lightly. Unfortunately, even after the advent of digital mileage counters, Car Clocking is still on the rise.
Many years ago, checking the accuracy of a cars’ mileage and carrying out a mileage check relied on just a few available pieces of information.
The buyer would have to rely on documentation supplied with the vehicle that they are looking to buy.