It will likewise help diminish odometer scam.

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When selling a vehicle, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) expects venders to reveal the odometer perusing in a paper format – with handwritten names and signatures.

That procedure closes this week as the NHTSA has distributed a Final Rule that sets up guidelines that permit odometer disclosures in a paperless format.

With this new rule, the handling of vehicle deals will be quicker. Moreover, cases of odometer fraud will be reduced. Some parts of the requirements will be paperless odometer readings with electronic disclosure schemes that have strong security and validation. NHTSA additionally observes that paperless transactions will spare time and lessen costs for buyers and industry, boost economic efficiencies, and improve security."

Furthermore, odometer disclosures aren't required for vehicles that are at any rate 10 years of age. Though, NHTSA states that today's normal age of vehicles is at 12 years of age, which uplifts the danger of odometer scam.

In NHTSA's Final Rule, paperless odometer disclosures will be required until vehicles are 20 years old, which means MY2010 vehicles or more should have an appropriate odometer disclosure pushing ahead. This is to decrease cases of fraud even on older vehicles.

Just to repeat, fraud including odometer disclosure is a federal crime, so simply speak the truth when selling a car.