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Auto Moto  |  January 08, 2013 13:27:33

Auto expert from ESA: How twisted tachometer?

Uncover when buying a used car twisted tachometer is not easy. Fraudsters who counters modifications kilometers alive, they supply a lot of tricks and the car for sale can rejuvenate so that the layman a fraud with difficulty. Still, there are clues that will indicate that the data of mileage is not anything wrong. What is therefore to check the car vyhlédnutého we focus on?

"The first step is to check whether the vehicle identifiers, ie VIN, nameplate and type and engine number match those on the registration papers. That is the basis. Followed by a thorough inspection of the service book, inner wear on the car and the actual age of the vehicle say a lot and driving properties, "says Tomas Svoboda."If you find any discrepancies, feel free to call the authorized service center or have them check the car in a database of companies that deal with authentication," he advises.

Too few kilometers

The first warning that the car may have twisted the odometer, you can catch it when reading the advertisements. The average car moves on Czech roads about 13 to 15,000 kilometers per year. For company cars is disproportionately more. So when you come across a ten year old car that has traveled 40,000 km, is the position of maximum caution.


The service record should be filled with all the data and stamp. Even here, however, a more thorough check on the spot.Service books are often regulate them and so sometimes you can find free lists, which can mean fake sites. Pay attention, if not all data written with the same hand, and if you suspect a check to compare the dealer show service books from other cars. Feel free to call and compare the information specified in the Service Booklet with what you code by VIN Authorized Service.


If someone tampered with a mechanical odometer, detect and control the actual speedometer. It pays to check if the numbers are accurate indicators of the level, focus on fingerprints, smudges and dirt under glass facia. For digital counters indicate unauthorized interference with poskočení occasional or mild flickering digits.Some models of cars, such as Mercedes-Benz, handling reveals counter even during a normal diagnosis.

Wear outfit

About how much mileage your car has indeed, reflects the degree of wear on the interior. Newish car that has traveled some 40,000 kilometers, inside the plastic smell, luggage space is felt by saving reserves for rubber.
Significantly fingered wheel rim or ground means that the car has traveled less than 150 000 to 200 000 km. Rubber surfaces ubroušené pedals are around 150,000 km and wiped digits from the gearshift lever means 200 thousand kilometers. After running 200,000 km often comes out white background switches turn lights, wipers, lights, and so on.

Attrition also reveals test drive

When test driving, focus on the hum from the rear of the car. This indicates bearing wear. She had gone back when it hits 160,000 kilometers. If the humming sounds from the front and will have either a car crash, or has traveled well over 200,000 km. Pay attention also poloosám. Their life should be well over 200,000 km. Try is driving at full lock. Since the wheels can not hear clicks, which would indicate excessive wear on the half-axis and the actual meter reading over 200,000 km.

When in doubt, go for experts

If you have trouble choosing a vehicle of any doubt, it is necessary to turn to the experts. Be one of the recognized car mechanics (just consult with experienced drivers around), or visit one of the big dealerships that offer customers the possibility to finance itselfpurchase of the car. Before agreeing conditions, his mechanics car without problems professionally checked.

"Checking the car before you buy can also subscribe without motorists to negotiate for its purchase loan or lease. Like us, they also have some other great autobazaar own service which is also available for customers, "said Tomas Svoboda from Auto ESA.

The advantage of such a control in the bazaar is that it performs a mechanic who has přetočených tachometers with revealing experience.

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