Back to all

Odometer Rollback on Your Lake In The Hills, Illinois Vehicle

January 13, 2019

 

How do Lake In The Hills drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?

Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Illinois consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Illinois seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.

To have your odometer checked in Lake In The Hills, Illinois, stop by Tuffy Lake In The Hills:

Tuffy Lake In The Hills
59 West Acorn Lane
Lake In The Hills, Illinois 60156

 

If it isn't, the seller must say why; for example, maybe the odometer is past its mechanical limits. Some older odometers only go to 99,999 and then start over at 0. Or, the odometer has been tampered with, broken or replaced.

If the seller tells you the mileage isn't accurate, there's not much chance of putting a good number to it. And there's the unscrupulous seller who claims the reading is true, but it isn't. What can Lake In The Hills vehicle owners do?

You can go to www.CarFax.com, where, for a small fee, they'll give you a comprehensive vehicle history search on your vehicle, showing local Lake In The Hills, Illinois, ownership history, accident reports, total-loss events, manufacturer buybacks, Lemon reports and warranty status.

You can get a mileage history by checking with the local Illinois DMV (or wherever you happen to be) and other verified sources looking for inconsistencies in the mileage reported when the car was bought and sold. If there are signs of odometer rollback, now you'll know.

If so, proceed with caution. Or, negotiate a lower price. Or just walk away. There's always another vehicle.

Tuffy Lake In The Hills
59 West Acorn Lane
Lake In The Hills, Illinois 60156
847-854-9850

More articles from Tuffy Lake in the Hills

A Non-Starter (Alternator Problems in Cold Weather)

February 18, 2024

As the temperatures dip, we all know there could be problems starting our vehicles. After all, batteries can grow old and not hold a charge as well as when they were newer. Or starters can go bad. But there's one more component to keep an especially sharp eye on during winter: your alternator. T... More

Bad Vibrations (Brake Rotor Replacement)

February 11, 2024

If youve ever stepped on your brake pedal and felt your vehicle vibrate, thats a signal that you shouldnt ignore. A pulsating brake pedal is a sign that something is wrong. Braking action should be smooth, sure, and quiet, not shaky and noisy. Most newer vehicles have disc brakes, called that b... More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Lake In The Hills, Illinois

February 4, 2024

The median age for cars in the Lake In The Hills, Illinois area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Lake In The Hills we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Lake In The Hills area, bring it into Tuffy Lake In ... More