When you go to sell your car, you’ll probably get a few offers from happy buyers, and one from someone who wants to buy it back. Most of the time, you’ll have to settle for the lesser deal because your car doesn’t have enough miles on it to be sold at a fair price. Sounds like you too? Well, you’re in luck because this article will teach you how to get your car back and lower the price again. The process of getting your car back is called “resetting” and it’s usually done after the seller has taken advantage of you, by trying to sell you a car with fake or inaccurate miles. If you’ve got fake miles on your car, you can ask the seller to reset your miles to the original stated number. This will also lower the price you’ll have to pay, because the car is no longer being sold with high mileage, and has been properly serviced. If you’re interested in resetting your car’s miles, here’s what you need to know:
How To Reset The Miles On A Car
- You should first find out what type of car you have. Usually, this is written on the back of your car, or in its title or registration papers.
- Next, you have to get a copy of your car’s title and registration papers. If you don’t have a copy, you can ask the seller to get them for you, or go to the DMV website and order copies online.
- Now that you know what type of car it is, go to your local DMV office and ask for a mileage report. You can do this by telling the clerk that you want to “reset” the miles on your car. Be sure to bring along all of the paperwork mentioned above as well as any other documents that indicate when and how many miles were added to your car by previous owners (such as warranties).
- The clerk will take down all of the information from your paperwork and then hand over a paper with all of the information from your title and registration papers are written on it.
- The clerk will then give you a form that asks you to check off the mileage of your car and sign it. You should also ask for a second form, which will ask you to tick off the date your car was last serviced or checked for problems by a mechanic.
- When you’re done with all of the paperwork, take both forms to your local DMV office and show them to the clerk there. They will then fill out a new mileage report based on what you have told them about your car (this should be around $10).
What Is A Car’s True Mileage?
- Get a detailed car history report.
- Find out if the car has been serviced regularly and correctly.
- If the car is old, you’ll have to do some research on the car, to find out if it’s been maintained properly by the previous owner.
- You can ask your mechanic or service provider for a report on your car’s maintenance history, and mileage checks. You can also ask them if they know of any cars with fake or inaccurate miles, so you can check if your car is one of them by checking its maintenance records and mileage checks before you buy it from the seller.
How To Reset Your Car’s Miles
- Go to the car’s owner’s manual and find the “reset miles” tab.
- Scroll down to the bottom and click on the “reset miles” button.
- This will reset your car’s miles to the original stated number.
- If you have a trade-in value, you can enter that into the car’s dealership when you reset your miles.
- If you don’t have a trade-in value, you can simply enter the original mileage in the “vehicle details” box and click on the “reset miles” button.
- Once the car is reset, you can enter the new mileage into your car’s logbook and you’ll be good to go.
- To make sure that the correct mileage has been entered, check your vehicle records on the internet.
- If there are any discrepancies, you’re free to contact your dealership for an explanation or ask them to review it with you again.
- You can also simply ask the seller to reset your miles for a lower price than what he originally tried to sell it for, as long as his service history is up-to-date and he hasn’t taken advantage of you in any way (i.e., fake or inaccurate miles).
- If the seller refuses to reset your car’s mileage, you can walk away without any hard feelings.
Note: This is a simple way to get your car back at a lower price, but if you find that the seller is trying to sell you a car with fake or inaccurate miles, then it’s best to consult with an experienced lawyer first.
How To Sell A Car With Fake Or Inaccurate Miles
- The first thing you have to do is find out the odometer reading of your car. This can be done by going to an auto parts store and asking a mechanic to read the numbers on your car’s dashboard.
- Once you’ve found out the mileage, make sure that this information matches up with the information listed in your title and registration papers. If they don’t match, take them to a DMV office and have them resubmit as a request for a new mileage report.
- Next, sell your car with any accessories that you bought for it removed or sold separately from it (such as airbags). Don’t include any documentation about these accessories with the sale of your car because when selling used cars, buyers are usually interested in buying only cars that are in good condition.
- When all of these steps are completed, take all of the paperwork related to selling your car (such as receipts) to an auto parts store and have them resubmit your paperwork as a request for a new mileage report. This time, they will use information from the second form that you filled out when they first wrote down its mileage in their records (the other copy is still useful in case they don’t look
Buying A Car With Fake Or Inaccurate Mileage
- The first thing you need to do is be sure that the car you’re buying has fake or inaccurate miles. This will ensure that the price you’re asking is fair and that you won’t have to go through a long and expensive process of getting your car back.
- If the seller doesn’t have accurate miles on their car, they may try to sell it to you with fake or incorrect information about its mileage. There are many ways for them to do this, so it’s important to be careful about who you buy your car from.
- You can also ask the seller if they know of any other cars with similar features that have fake or inaccurate miles. This will help you find a good car at a lower price, as well as help you protect yourself from any future scam attempts.
If you want to sell your car with phony or inaccurate miles, it’s important to know how to reset your car’s miles. This can be done either through a dealership or online. It’s also important to be sure to reset your car’s miles in a way that is beneficial to your business. If your car has been registered in another state and has miles that are higher than the real miles, you may be able to sell it with fake or inaccurate miles. However, this is not an easy task and can take some time and effort.