Fast Odometer

bravobillbravobill Member 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?


  • cmhj2000cmhj2000 Member Posts: 381


  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Member Posts: 9,372
    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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