When selling a car on the secondary market, some car owners twist the mileage to “rejuvenate” the vehicle. Experts have named the machines you should be careful when buying.
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You can recognize a car with a twisted mileage thanks to a thickness gauge, it will help determine the distance between the metal and the paintwork. In the event that its layer is not uniform in thickness, there is a suspicion that this car is broken or the body had rust. At the same time, the geometry of the car can be checked without a special device. It is also necessary to inspect the engine compartment for oil leaks, which indicates loose joints. It should also be assumed that this car consumes a large amount of engine oil, but this negative point will manifest itself after the start of the operation of a used car. It is necessary to test the purchased car, only in this way you can notice a failure in the operation of the gearbox and other chassis mechanisms. If the seller is against the buyer getting behind the wheel, you should refuse to buy the car.
Most often, the mileage is twisted in German cars: BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Volkswagen. The list also includes Skoda models. Experts note that the premium BMW 5-Series sedans and the BMW X5 crossovers are especially prone to mileage twists.