Tampering with a car’s mileage to boost its value is a hot topic across Europe

Tampering with a car’s mileage to boost its value is a hot topic across Europe

Gone are the days where the dodgy work is carried out in a quiet corner with a set of small screwdrivers, replaced by a high-tech approach that anyone can teach themselves

Ireland has made great strides in reducing the practice of ‘clocking’ a car (reducing the mileage reading on the odometer to increase the value), criminalising the act with a change to the Road Traffic Bill in 2014, but the issue still exists, as it’s not easy to detect it has been done and then prove who has made the change. Gone are the days where the dodgy work is carried out in a quiet corner with a set of small screwdrivers, replaced by a high-tech approach that anyone can teach themselves if they spend enough time searching the internet.

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