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Fast Odometer

bravobillbravobill Posts: 1
edited May 2014 in Mercedes-Benz

Has anyone had any car (not just Mercedes) that may have added more miles than actually driven?

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  • cmhj2000cmhj2000 Se, Pa.Posts: 381

    yup

  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 8,877
    edited May 2014

    That's usually the result of under-sized or under-inflated tires. The smaller circumference means the wheels have to make more rotations to cover the same distance. The odometer is simply counting wheel rotations and calculating miles traveled based on the tire circumference. More rotations would lead to more miles being registered than you actually travelled. It works the other way too... larger than normal tires (for a given vehicle) would register fewer miles.

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