Over 88,000 vehicles ‘clocked’ in Dublin and Cork
Used Car History Check expert Cartell today releases information on the estimated number of clocked vehicles per county across the country. (See chart below). Clocking of motor vehicle’s (the resetting of a vehicle’s odometer to display less miles than those actually travelled) has now become a significant problem for the Irish car-buyer.
Cartell also announces that the National Mileage Register (www.nmr.ie) has reached over 4 million unique mileage readings. The Register was set up four years ago as an initiative to compliment the vehicle history checking service which the company supplies to consumers – both in the car trade and private. The aim of the register has always been to combat the clocking of motor vehicles which is a particular problem in the trade where a purchaser buys a vehicle in the belief that the vehicle has a certain number of miles when in fact the vehicle has travelled a greater distance. Aside from being misleading – and a potential deception on the part of the vendor of the vehicle – clocking can lead to significant wear-and-tear and safety issues with the vehicle.
Mileage readings for the National Mileage Register are uploaded daily from a variety of sources. Jeff Aherne, Director of Cartell, says:
“One thing we’re delighted about is the interest ordinary members of the public have in preventing vehicle clocking and the volume of records the Register has achieved in a relatively short space of time. As support for the venture grows we anticipate the number of readings will rapidly increase over the coming months and years. Cars are an expensive purchase for everyone and buying a clocked vehicle is something nobody wants.”
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