The seller usually assumes that once they receive the funds associated with the transaction, they do not need to worry anymore. This is correct as long as the bill of sale is proper and contains an odometer disclosure form. The odometer disclosure form specifics the number mileage on the vehicle the date the ownership is transferred to the seller. This is important down the line in many scenarios that include:
- The buyer in turn sells the vehicle and alters the mileage on the car in order to obtain a higher price. The new buyer discovers that the mileage was altered and reports the fraud. Without the odometer disclosure form, it is very hard to ascertain if the fraud was committed by the original owner or the second owner. Therefore, a proper bill of sale would ensure the original owner is free from any unforeseen developments.
- The buyer alters the odometer reading in order get repairs under warranty. As outlined above, again it is almost very difficult to determine who committed the fraud. The last thing the original owner wants is to be liable for something they did not do.
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