Odometer Rollback On Your Kalispell MT Auto

How do Kalispell auto owners know if an odometer is telling the truth?

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

To have your odometer checked in Kalispell MT, stop by Loren's Auto Repair:

Loren's Auto Repair
Kalispell, MT 59901 406-755-7757

If it isn't, the seller must say why; like maybe the odometer is past its mechanical limits. Some older odometers only go to 99,999 miles 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’s not so. What can Kalispell motorists do?

First, you can go to www.CarFax.com, where for a small fee, they’ll give you a comprehensive vehicle history search on your Subaru, showing local Kalispell, MT ownership history, accident reports, total-loss events, manufacturer buybacks, Lemon reports and warranty status.

Kalispell motorists can get a mileage history by checking with the local MT DMV (or wherever you happen to be) and other verified sources looking for inconsistencies in the mileage reported when the car’s bought and sold. If there are signs odometer rollback, now you’ll now.

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

What To Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Kalispell

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There are a couple of things to consider when buying a used car in the Kalispell area. For one thing, if the vehicle didn’t come with maintenance records, you need to be prepared for the worst possible maintenance scenario. The coolant system and transmission may have never been serviced, and the cabin air filter has probably never been changed. Your vehicle probably needs a fuel system cleaning to keep your engine clean and running effectively. used car checklist

At Loren's Auto Repair, we can check the air conditioning, battery, engine air filter, serpentine belt, and hoses. An inspection at Loren's Auto Repair can help you to ascertain any necessary repairs to keep your used vehicle up and running in perfect order for as long as possible.

If your “new” used vehicle has more miles on it, an inspection is even more important. Consult your owner’s manual or talk with your service advisor at Loren's Auto Repair (call 406-755-7757) about what you can do to ensure the safety and performance of your new vehicle. You should consider having the timing belt inspected, as they can be fairly expensive to replace when they fail. used car checklist

Loren's Auto Repair will help you with a plan to take care of critical services and to your new vehicle caught up on its routine maintenance schedule. If your budget won’t allow you to take care of everything right away, we can help you prioritize your needs and get the most important parts of your maintenance list serviced first. Always remember to keep track of any maintenance you provide for your vehicle, that way you can resell it later without additional problems. used car checklist

Loren's Auto Repair
1309 US Hwy 2 West
Kalispell, MT 59901