How do you verify car mileage?

My brother just bought a new car from his high school friend, and the dash seems to be a little off. How would we be able to verify a car's mileage count?

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Congrats to your brother on the new ride! Verifying a car’s mileage is often tricky—however, the first thing you should try is checking certificates for insured vehicles at your local department of transportation.
You can also try searching through previous service documents on the car for a consistent history of mileage, as well as reaching out to any previous owners of the vehicle to inquire about past mileage readings.
If you are considering switching out an older car on your insurance policy, keep in mind that you’ll need a new insurance policy for the new vehicle. If you want to get the best deal on your new plan easily, check out the Jerry app! We’ll get you customized quotes from top providers so that all you need to do is choose the plan that works best for you. And once you’ve picked one, we’ll even help you switch!
Congratulations to your brother again!
Carlos Kirby
Answered on Nov 11, 2021
Carlos has a BA in Media Production and Marketing from Loyola University of Chicago, as well as almost 5 years of content editing and writing experience. He has operated his own freelance creative studio over the past 5 years and aspires to be a Creative Director for an Creative Agency. He is currently located in Chicago, IL and enjoys creating digital art and taking bike rides along the lakefront during his free time!
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