11. The Best & ONLY Way – How to Spot a Clocked Car (inc.Body work)?

11. The Best & ONLY Way – How to Spot a Clocked Car (inc.Body work)?


Hi Guys! do you know how to spot a clocked
car? A bit of statistics: 2.3 million closed cars on the road in the UK and it
cost motorists about £800 million a year! 1 of 16 cars has a mileage
discrepancy! Of course they’re doing it because it can increase the value of a
car. around with around £4,000 and there are certain makes popular makes
like Volkswagen! If the seller can reduce the mileage with about 60,000 miles then
the car value can be doubled! So that’s the reason they do that! I don’t
really like it but I’m gonna tell you how you can avoid and how you can spot
clocked cars! So follow me! So what I would suggest to do a thorough check on
the car itself. That’s very important! Every sign is visible and that’s going
to help you to determine whether the car’s mileage is legit. So I’m going to
show you a few tips and tricks how to check and what to check on a car! So here
is one of my car! I’m gonna be able to show you exactly what to check on how to
check on the car. Let’s talk about the paint!
on the front bumper, headlights and the bonnet you should see many signs of
chips as you can see look at that that’s typical of a high mileage car. Another
thing I like to check is the windscreen against chips! Look look look, another and
one more important thing you might find that the car was repainted. Use the side
wings or the door as a benchmark what’s the paint quality and compare it to the bonnet!
you might find painting signs on the edges. So then you’ll be able to ask the
seller what the reason it was repainted. So that’s about the exterior but let’s
get into the interior. What we’re going to look for is really shiny surfaces. I’ve seen questions about what’s the rough
mileage when these really shiny surfaces start to appear? My experience is around
100,000 miles. We live in a modern world with durability is really high so
usually is around 100,000 miles when I start to see some wears and tears even
I look after my cars! So shiny surfaces can be at the handle. Of course the seats
especially this side and these parts of the seat. You can check the seat belt and
let’s get into the car. Here is it. As you can see look! This part of the
steering wheel this part all the way around on this side you can see some
tears&wears, gear knob if it was changed, you can ask the seller! Don’t
hesitate why what was the reason they have replaced it!
You can check the rubbers the pedal! Those are the signs, those are
the main signs. They can help you determine whether the car mileage is
legit! Lastly I would highly suggest to do HPI
check! Thanks for the government we have availability to do that which is very
important. Ask for the MOT certificate both including the mileage. The MOT helps
you to find out what was the mileage so those can really help you whether the
mileage is legit. If there is a service booklet that’s even better then you can
check against each other, that’s another thing I would highly suggest! I’ve seen
questions about business owners using their car for really long distance. Those
are the low PCP contracted leasing. How you would be able to find out whether
they clocked the mileage! You know they can lease the car take it to in the
independent garage they service it they service it with cash payment so you
can’t really follow what happened with the car and they fill out the service
booklet after that. I can give you an tips on that as well as a car mechanic
but I’m going to do it in my next video because we’re going to go into more
depth “How to spot a clocked car” in our video
in our group! So if you’re interested please join to our group! And if you like
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for watching I hope it was useful and see you in the next video!

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