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£15 clock shock: Drivers using cheap gizmos to reduce motors’ mileage

EXCLUSIVE: Move boosts resale value and it is not yet illegal to alter a vehicle’s mileage

By Sun Motors Published

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DRIVERS are “clocking” their own cars with gizmos bought online for as little as £15, The Sun can reveal.

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Yesterday we exposed unscrupulous garages openly charging just £40 to knock tens of thousands of miles off digital odometers.

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.


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