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Odometer Rollback on Your MADISON HEIGHTS, MI Vehicle

  How do MADISON HEIGHTS drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect MI consumers against mileage fraud. It says a MI seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in MADISON HEIGHTS, MI, stop by Interstate Auto Care: Interstate Auto Care526 E 14 MILE RDMADISON HEIGHTS, MI 48071   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 MADISON HEIGHTS vehicle owners do?You can go to www.CarFax.com, where, for a small fee, t ... read more

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Used Cars: Interstate Auto Care Advice on What to Do After You Buy

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious MADISON HEIGHTS drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the MADISON HEIGHTS area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when families downsize or even when someone just wants a new ride. So the used vehicle may be just fine. But some MADISON HEIGHTS used vehicle owners sell them because they don't want to deal with developing or existing problems.When you're considering buying a used vehicle in MADISON HEIGHTS, ask for service records. Check to see if the recommended schedules for preventive maintenance have been followed. If so, you probably have a great used vehicle on your hands. If there aren't any service records, then assume the worst.Check the vehicle for obvious signs of problems. Kick the tires if you want to but definitely check them for uneven tread wear. This ca ... read more

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