DRIVERS are “clocking” their own cars with gizmos bought online for as little as £15, The Sun can reveal.
The move boosts resale value.
But websites are selling “diagnostic devices” that link to a car’s management system to alter the mileage. One for pre-2009 Vauxhalls and Opels costs just over £15.
Pricier car programmers and scanners are widely available online.
A Surrey dealer who uses the gadgets for reprogamming central locking, said: “Anyone with a bit of nous can do it in five to 30 minutes.”
It is not illegal to alter mileage, but knowingly selling a clocked car is fraud. Business minister Anna Soubry has vowed to close the loophole.Follow @SunMotorsUK