Intentional or not, overstating the mileage could cut into Hyundai and Kia sales, especially with people who are deciding between brands and ready to buy soon, said Jesse Toprak, vice president of market intelligence for the TrueCar.
Automakers do their own mileage tests, following procedures set by the EPA, and the agency enforces accuracy by auditing about 15 percent of vehicles annually.
com common faults: 10 Used Car Expert Mileage
analysis: A 2006 Vauxhall Vectra with a 1.
Poorly aligned digits on the odometer - or mileage display - is one of the least accurate things to look out for.
High mileage cars do usually have very "chippy" front ends and may show very little other sign of high mileage.
Even if no specific record of an odometer change is made, by carefully checking the date and mileage
of each service, you may well discover an inconsistency.
and commute rating error are a major cause of premium leakage -- that is, lost revenue -- for the personal auto insurance industry," remarked Daniel Finnegan, president of QPC.
In addition, PC-MILER is the only routing and mileage
software in use by the FHWA for verification of motor carriers' safety regulations compliance.