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What is an Odometer?

The precise meaning of  "odometer" (also known as a mileometer or milometer) is a device that provides the distance travelled by a car or other vehicle (van, truck, lorry, motorcycle etc'). Depending on the vehicle an odometer could be electronic, mechanical, or sometimes a combination of both.

The word Odometer comes from the Greek words hodós, meaning "path" or "gateway" and "métron", "measure".

In most older vehicles a top mileage reading of 99,999 was enough but with modern technology and improvements over time it was necessary to add an extra digit to allow the mileage reading to go above and beyond 100,000 miles.

When an odometer reaches the highest reading it will return from zero and start again, this term is commonly known in the UK as "going round the clock".

Although most new cars and vehicles are well built and the dashboard housing the odometer is normally well protected the device can still become damaged and fail, damage to the odometer can be caused by impact or more commonly as a result of electrical fault.

When damage occurs to the odometer it will normally give an incorrect reading or no mileage reading at all, in this situation it will be necessary to use mileage correction software to fix the odometer and ensure the correct mileage is displayed again.

DW Mileage Correction are specialists in providing mileage correction software and can help reset the mileage reading on almost any type of vehicle.

For information and advice about mileage correction software contact DW Mileage Correction on 0208 873 1234.

Modern Cars Are Lasting Longer

Modern cars are built to last, these days it isn't uncommon for a car that is well looked after, cared for and regularly serviced to go twice round the odometer and reach a mileage reading of over 200,000 miles.

In the past, once the mileage reading on a car hit around the 100,000 mark it was often considered ready for the scrap yard, but modern technology and progress with longer lasting and harder wearing parts has meant the life expectancy of many cars is now more than doubled.

With modern cars having such a long life span there is a high likelihood that at some point the vehicle will need a mileage correction, this could be due to damage to the dashboard or an electrical problem that causes the mileage display to give incorrect data and false readings.

DW Mileage Correction are specialists in electronic mileage correction for all types of vehicle, including, cars, vans, lorries, taxis and much, much more, for more information about mileage correction for your vehicle contact DW Mileage Correction on 0208 873 1234.

When Does a Vehicle Need Mileage Correction?

There are many different reasons why you may need digital mileage correction for your car, below are some of the most common reasons vehicle owners have mileage correction carried out.

1. Car Accident - If the dashboard of the vehicle has been damaged, for example in a road traffic accident often the odometer will need to be corrected and with mileage correction software. 

2. Theft - If a vehicle is stolen, damaged in an attempted theft or suffers vandalism it is very likely damage will be caused to the electrics which will effect the dashboard, in this situation it is common that digital mileage correction will be required to put things right.

3. Technical Problems - Over time many vehicles encounter problems with electrical devices and components, even general wear and tear can cause issues in the long term. Electrical faults can lead to an incorrect mileage being displayed, if this happens it is essential that mileage correction is used to fix the problem.

4. Power Surge - When replacing a car battery vehicle owners occasionally have a surge of power when running the car for the first time, this can cause corruption to electrical parts in the vehicle and cause a faulty reading on the odometer, if this happens it can be put right with mileage correction software.

5. Upgrades - When upgrading equipment in the vehicle, especially electrical equipment there is a chance the odometer will not sync correctly and will display the wrong reading, this can be put right with mileage correction software.

DW Mileage Correction are specialists in providing digital mileage correction software, for more information and advice about mileage correction call DW Mileage Correction on: 0208 873 1234.

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