Imports clocking worries
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.