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When you are planning to buy a used car or running a vehicle check, then mileage history check is one of the most vital. Only with the mileage history you can evaluate the condition of the car handled by its previous owner on the past. Its also helps whether you need to change or repair the vehicle components. Let’s explore more about mileage anomaly, odometer clocking and mileage history.

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How is mileage History recorded?

MOT testing is the most prevalent source of mileage history. holds the record of every single vehicle’s mileage log at testing time. Do you know the car’s odometer reading? Then compare this MOT mileage with this odometer showing an actual reading. If something mismatch, get ready to see the next car. In 2021, almost 2.5 million vehicles mileage is reported to have a discrepancy, i.e., odometer reading and MOT mileage mismatching. A premium vehicle check from us will reveal if a car has any mileage related issues and more only at £9.99.

What is Mileage Clocking?

Clocking, an illegal practice; Some sellers and dealers may alter the mileage to make the vehicle appear more valued and less used. This is referred to as “clocking.”

A mileage anomaly check from The Auto Experts will highlight any illegal activity on a car. It will highlight more details, such as the vehicle’s estimated mileage during the last MOT test and its actual mileage. If you found a discrepancy, then it is better to walk away because the seller may also perform some other things like scrapping and more.

What is Mileage Anomaly?

The odometer of a vehicle that has abnormal mileage or has been clocked shows incorrect mileage. This means that the seller or the dealer has recovered the mileage using a unique software program. Although it is illegal to sell vehicles with mileage differences, some sellers still tamper with the odometer to deceive car buyers.

Maybe some of the mileage has been mistakenly recorded. That is not a sign of Clocking, even though it is a serious concern.

We do cross-check our mileage reports from various trusted sources with the data we are seeing. If something mismatches, then this is known as a mileage anomaly.

Why is it Important to Do a Mileage Anomaly Check Before You Buy?

Initially, when the car has been purchased, the odometer readings are entered by law, and over time, a long list of the mileage is updated in line with the website. A comparative analysis can be done to cross-check the values. And at times, the odometer mileage of the car doesn’t match with the Driver and Vehicle licensing agency (DVLA). This is mainly because of illegal practices like Clocking.

Make a note of the vehicle’s mileage when you go for any test drive so that you can cross-check to know the hidden mileage issues with the car.

Is Clocking Illegal, and How Can It Be Avoided?

Yes, it is illegal to sell any mileage clocked car knowingly. Clocking can be avoided, and there are many steps buyers can take to ensure that clocked car scams do not deceive them.

So, it’s essential to look for the mileage anomaly check before buying any used car.

Ever Wondered How Many Vehicles Have Mileage Issues In The UK?

On average testing of vehicles, studies have reported every 7 out of 12 cars have mileage discrepancies.

So, with the average car population, it is estimated more than 2.5 million cars have not been monitored for the history of mileage and hence hold issues.

To know how well a car is maintained, it is essential to learn the vehicle’s history from the previous owners and avoid scams from dishonest sellers.

Can I Get a Mileage Check for Free?

Yes, our car history report analyses the estimated mileage of the vehicle during its MOT. But what if the owner of the car hasn’t executed an MOT for the car?

Sometimes, the last MOT was 364 days ago, resulting in a misleading reading. Additionally, if the owner hasn’t MOT’d the vehicle for a few years, the last recorded mileage will be inaccurate. The problem is non-recorded mileage. Moreover, a mileage check shows the recently updated record, not the detailed mileage checklist.


With the Auto Experts, sit back and relax without worrying about your vehicle being clocked or MOT not being updated. Our services provide the best all-in-one solution for all your mileage history records and expose if the car has been scrapped, insurance written off, stolen recorded or having outstanding finance on it.


1. Can I buy a used car only with mileage history report?

No, If you are serious about purchasing a used car, you must do the necessary research and buy a complete car history report. It is important to note that since vehicle registrations can be copied/cloned, you may not even be checking the actual vehicle.

2. What is the best way to check the genuine mileage of my car for free?

You can get a free mileage through the Gov UK website, but its is with certain limitation. It has the information that is generated during the last MOT test. Next you can take free mileage check from The Auto Experts.

Here you can get a comprehensive mileage history report.

3. Which method is best for determining the mileage of a used car?

Take a mileage check on a used car to determine its mileage. It will reveal the Date, Mileage Recorded (MOT), and the number of Miles Covered each year