Used-cars: Older than they seem

If the figure on the odometer looks suspicious, it is best to check with an authorised dealer who serviced the car last.
If the figure on the odometer looks suspicious, it is best to check with an authorised dealer who serviced the car last.PHOTO: ST FILE

Used-car buyers must double-check mileage clocked if they do not want to be taken for a ride

Buying a used car? Besides kicking the tyres and checking to see if it is mechanically sound, you should also scrutinise the odometer, which records the distance clocked by the vehicle.

If the figure looks suspicious, it is best to check back with the authorised dealer who serviced the car last.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 26, 2018, with the headline 'Older than they seem'. Print Edition | Subscribe