Yes of course, where readings are available we can check if the mileage on a car has been clocked. One of the reasons UK car buyers rely on MotorCheck over any other car history provider is our unrivaled ability to spot a clocked car, but please be aware of the limitations outlined below.
What exactly is car clocking? – Car clocking involves tampering with the odometer in order to falsify the mileage on a car or vehicle. Clocking is a widespread problem in the UK. The latest figures from the Local Government Association (LGA) demonstrates that instances of car clocking have increased by 25% between 2014 and 2016, with the total cost to the UK motoring public estimated at £800 million per year.
When you buy a MotorCheck report you will have access to over 500 million odometer readings including reading from Motor Dealer Service Records, DVLA readings, MOT readings and more.
Your car's current registration number (along with any previous registrations it may have had) is checked against the entire database for any evidence of a mileage discrepancy which may indicate that the vehicle has been clocked.
If there is a discrepancy flagged or there is a lack of mileage readings this can often be a tell tale sign that the vehicle has been clocked. We offer an additional "Mileage Investigation" service to our customers in order to get to the bottom of such issues but also to rule out data errors and false positives.
Please note – this service is only available via the official MotorCheck website.
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Please be aware of the limitations
Of course it’s worth noting that odometer readings can only be supplied where there are previous odometer readings available for the vehicle. Whilst MotorCheck cannot guarantee that we have odometer readings for all vehicles in the UK (nor do we guarantee to have a complete mileage history for all vehicles), we have access to over 500m recorded odometer readings and can also provide a manual investigation service for our customers. Where we do have previous odometer readings and a discrepancy exists, this does not necessarily mean that the vehicle has been clocked. If the is a discrepancy highlighted on your report and you want to verify if the information is correct then please contact us (support (at) motorcheck.co.uk OR 0330 331 0150) and we will perform an investigation.
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