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How can you find out the true mileage on a vehicle?


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2015-07-15 21:37:37
2015-07-15 21:37:37

This is from a pamphlet published by the Federal Consumer Information Center:

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that consumers lose billions of dollars a year to odometer fraud. Odometer readings may be rolled back or documents can be forged. Making miles disappear helps increase the car's value to the seller, but can mean increased maintenance and repair costs to the buyer. ... you can use the 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) to secure a history from either the state or a private vehicle history company. These companies have compiled data from multiple sources to help you get a better picture of the used car's past.

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