Odometer Tampering On the Rise
Posted September 2, 1996 7:00 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH — An old used-car scam is making a comeback and costing consumers thousands of dollars.
The National Highway Safety Administration says odometer tampering has doubled since last year. Local mechanics say rolling back the odometer is not tough to do, and it is often easy to spot.
Mechanic John Keenan says there are some unmistakable signs of tampering to watch for, such as dashboard damage and uneven numbers..
Other steps you can take to ensure a correct odometer reading are to examine the vehicle title, get a history of the title and take the car to a mechanic who can tell if the wear and tear on engine parts is consistent with the mileage