As the BBC puts the spotlight on
the rising threat of ‘car clocking’, vehicle information provider
HPI is warning dealers that the reality is far greater than

The Vehicle & Operator
Services Agency (VOSA) has revealed that 1 in 39 cars that undergo
an MOT have had their mileage altered – or clocked – but data from
HPI show that the figure is actually closer to 1 in 17.

According to HPI, the VOSA data does not include
information on MOTs completed on vehicles prior to 2005, or on
vehicles less than three years old.