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Gaithersburg, MD

#1 Jan 4, 2012
Odometer rollbacks on the rise
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Posted: 9 am ET
It seems there's a trend of computer-savvy criminals rolling back odometers on off-lease cars to make them appear as if they have lower mileage than they really do. A recent review of off-lease cars in the Northeast by AiM Mobile Inspections, a nationwide company that evaluates new and used vehicles, showed an estimated 30 percent increase in the number of cars with potential odometer tampering since January 2011. AiM's detailed evaluations include a thorough assessment of the car itself, analysis of the oil and transmission fluids and the paper trail outlining the car's history.

While tampering with an odometer is a federal offense, it's relatively easy to do on a car with a digital odometer -- with videos available for free on the Internet and websites that sell software to make the change. "Today's criminals with computer savvy are clocking (rolling back) digital odometers at an astonishing rate. No matter if you disguise the rolled back odometer by washing the car, changing the tires and getting an oil change, we can spot these vehicles," said Eric Widmer, vice president at AiM, in a press release.

Consumers shopping for a used or off-lease vehicle should be cautious of cars with excessively low mileage or those that are priced below average. While these good deals will get you a lower auto loan monthly payment, they may cost you more in the long run.

An oil analysis can provide some insight into the condition of the engine, which may also help determine if the odometer has been rolled back. Look for signs of excessive wear and tear for the mileage that is claimed and then cross-reference that with the maintenance records and annual smog inspection data, which should also note the mileage at the time of that visit.

Tara Baukus Mello writes the cars blog as well as the weekly Driving for Dollars column, providing practical financial advice for consumers as well as insight into the latest developments in the automotive world. Follow her on Facebook here or on Twitter @SheDrives.

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C L Dugan

Gaithersburg, MD

#2 May 3, 2012
Police Reports wrote:
Odometer rollbacks on the rise
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Posted: 9 am ET
It seems there's a trend of computer-savvy criminals rolling back odometers on off-lease cars to make them appear as if they have lower mileage than they really do. A recent review of off-lease cars in the Northeast by AiM Mobile Inspections, a nationwide company that evaluates new and used vehicles, showed an estimated 30 percent increase in the number of cars with potential odometer tampering since January 2011. AiM's detailed evaluations include a thorough assessment of the car itself, analysis of the oil and transmission fluids and the paper trail outlining the car's history.
While tampering with an odometer is a federal offense, it's relatively easy to do on a car with a digital odometer -- with videos available for free on the Internet and websites that sell software to make the change. "Today's criminals with computer savvy are clocking (rolling back) digital odometers at an astonishing rate. No matter if you disguise the rolled back odometer by washing the car, changing the tires and getting an oil change, we can spot these vehicles," said Eric Widmer, vice president at AiM, in a press release.
Consumers shopping for a used or off-lease vehicle should be cautious of cars with excessively low mileage or those that are priced below average. While these good deals will get you a lower auto loan monthly payment, they may cost you more in the long run.
An oil analysis can provide some insight into the condition of the engine, which may also help determine if the odometer has been rolled back. Look for signs of excessive wear and tear for the mileage that is claimed and then cross-reference that with the maintenance records and annual smog inspection data, which should also note the mileage at the time of that visit.
Tara Baukus Mello writes the cars blog as well as the weekly Driving for Dollars column, providing practical financial advice for consumers as well as insight into the latest developments in the automotive world. Follow her on Facebook here or on Twitter @SheDrives.
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Leasing returns from the dead
Sell your leased car for a profit?
Used-car values higher than ever
Avoiding red lights saves gas
Are former rental cars unreliable?
There is a movie in which cars are stolen and sold for kingsize money and the thugs party in some pretty girl's home. GREAT MOVIE!
King Flaco

Gaithersburg, MD

#3 Jun 11, 2012
C L Dugan wrote:
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There is a movie in which cars are stolen and sold for kingsize money and the thugs party in some pretty girl's home. GREAT MOVIE!
Nothin more fun than doing this cool crap!
Denise Camp

Washington, DC

#4 Jun 13, 2012
King Flaco wrote:
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Nothin more fun than doing this cool crap!
My older son is an experience car thief and he can teach us how to hotwire stuff and sell for wild cash on the streets. He still has been in and out of prison and he told me that he ain't give a shit. He just wants to have fun and prison ain't that bad anyway. My older daughter was in prison for stabbing a lady to death during a fught at a gas station in Riverdale two years ago. She will be up for parole next year.

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