Car insurance customers advised how to spot a clocked vehicle

Monday, 10 May 2010

Car insurance customers have been offered advice about how they can spot a clocked vehicle.

According to HPI, which is the first car history check company to be established in the UK, there are some important tips that motor insurance customers can follow to avoid buying a clocked car.

Car insurance policyholders should check the service history of the car they want to buy, in particular the mileages displayed in the history, as well as the stamps that will be included if it is from genuine dealer.

HPI advises people to get in touch with the previous owner, perhaps by using the details in the logbook, in order to check whether the mileage is the same as when the owner sold it.

Also, be on the lookout for any evidence that could suggest clocking has taken place. For example, car insurance customers should be wary if a 15-year-old car only has 20,000 miles on the clock.

It is important to look for all the warning signs together rather than separately, HPI said. There is a chance that on their own the factors could be entirely innocent.

Posted by Rick Malone

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