Im­ports clock­ing wor­ries

Bray People - - Motoringextra -

THE AA has re­leased shock­ing find­ings that show that 18.5% of sec­ond hand cars im­ported from the UK have had their mileage doc­tored.

The anal­y­sis is based on a sur­vey of 3,000 regis­tra­tion num­bers and ve­hi­cle records for cars im­ported from the UK in 2008.

UK im­ports have seen some­thing of a boom with 49,000 be­ing brought in last year al­though that will be less in 2008 with the slow down.

The AA can check mileages on UK im­ports be­cause only it can ac­cess the Bri­tish Na­tional Mileage Reg­is­ter ( NMR) which con­tains 125 mil­lion odome­ter read­ings. When a con­sumer in­puts the cur­rent mileage of the ve­hi­cle onto AA Car Data Check it is com­pared and cross-ref­er­enced with those records.

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