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HPI urges dealers to help tackle clocking with petition

Car clocking is now completed via a computer
Vehicle information company, HPI, is urging dealers to join consumers in the fight back against clockers, as it launches an e-Petition to DirectGov to close down mileage correction firms.
HPI checks show that 1 in 20 cars have a discrepant mileage, and this figure has risen by 10% in the last five years. Certain car dealers are using clocking companies to push up the price of vehicles.

Daniel Burgess, HPI managing director, said: “Dealers are well aware that clocking itself isn’t illegal, but selling a clocked car without declaring its true mileage is.

“While there is rarely a legitimate reason to alter the mileage on a vehicle, Trading Standards estimates there are 50 mileage correction firms operating in Britain.

“Some of these companies will be exploiting a legal loophole that could help unscrupulous sellers make a fast profit at the expense of dealers and consumers alike. We’re calling for a change to the law and dealers should be too. Our e-petition will give motorists and the motor industry a chance for their voice to be heard.”

Head to the HPI clocking e-petition if you’re interested in signing or reading more.


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