Tag: reprogram

By on March 7, 2017

 

odometer rollback

Brian writes:

I had a conversation with someone the other day who claimed his mechanic rolled back the odometer on his car. This is a late-model car with a digital odometer. I always thought digital odometers were protected from this, but a quick Google search reveals that it’s actually quite common and easy to roll back a digital odometer. I guess this is now something a buyer has to worry about on top of everything else when buying a used car.

For example, how could you ever tell a car was rolled back — say, 10,000 miles — when the car is legitimately in good condition?

What are your thoughts on this? And how can a buyer protect themselves?

(Read More…)

By on July 16, 2014

 

diagnosis. Shutterstock user Joyseulay

Evan writes:

Sajeev (Sanjeev need not apply),

My previous car was a MKV GTI that I, in my youthful excitement for all things automotive, chipped. I shelled out the big dollars (on sale) for the name brand company that had a good reputation as being conservative with their programming.

And yet, that car was nothing but trouble from that point on. Sure, I could have turned off the extra horsepower with a couple minutes time in a parking lot, but once you get that extra power going back is really hard. As a nonsmoker, I understand how hard quitting smoking must be now. I just couldn’t do it. So I lived with a car that ate a variety of parts all the way until I sold it, reset and locked into stock mode.

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • ToolGuy: Best-looking vehicle currently assembled in Alabama or Georgia isn’t made in Alabama and isn’t a...
  • probert: I drive my EV and have few issues. I am fortunate to be able to charge at home, and have stations along my...
  • probert: Well, just to note, the leaf is one of the lowest range EVs available. Most EVs are a lot of fun to drive...
  • Art Vandelay: Still better styling than Korean cars
  • probert: No, they are not.

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Jo Borras
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber