Chris Hargreaves, investigative journalist exposes the car clocking crisis in The National Private Hire Association magazine – PMTM Newspaper
HPI, which provides car history checks, says clocking has increased by 10 per cent between March 2015 and October 2015. It says there could be 1.7 million clocked and potentially dangerous cars on UK roads – it is estimated car clocking costs the UK £850 million a year.
Altering a vehicles’ odometer is only legal if the ‘mileage correction’ service carries out all the correct checks to ensure the new altered mileage reading is genuine. If the person requesting the ‘mileage correction’ is doing so to lower the mileage to a false reading, the person or company is committing multiple offences – insurance fraud, tax and accountancy fraud, leasing/PCP/finance fraud, to name a few.
Now a side of clocking which has been an open secret for decades, but never openly talked about is addressed in a special investigative feature for the Private Hire and Taxi Monthly Magazine.