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Check if a vehicle has been stolen, written-off, has finance + much more

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How it works

1. Enter vehicle reg for a FREE report in seconds

2. We'll grab data from sources like DVLA, PND & others

3. Upgrade to a Premium report for only £8.75

Why choose FreeCarCheck?

We check all the main databases

From the DVLA, Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB), the Police National Database and loads more - leaving no stone unturned

We're the cheapest - fact

Everything you need for £8.49. See how we compare with others

Our free reports are detailed

No more trawling car buying sites. Compare prices & offers instantly

Protected by Data Guarantee

We stand by the accuracy of our data. And if things aren't correct, our £30k Data Guarantee gives you peace of mind

All reports instantly available

No need to wait around, any time of day (or night) our data is ready

Transparent & fair

A lot of our data is free, but if you need a full report then we're the cheapest in the UK

Frequently asked questions

  • If you're looking to buy a used vehicle, you don't always know what you're getting. That's where FreeCarCheck.co.uk comes in - we will check the full & concise history of the vehicle and highlight any problems or potentials issues that you may not know about. Some of our checks are free, and some aren't - but given that we're called 'Free Car Check', we try to throw in as much as possible for absolutely nowt.

  • Our vehicle checks are pretty detailed - we utilise data from the Police National Database (PND), DVLA and the Motor Insurers Bureau, Experian, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) plus a few others. If there's something scary then we'll find it and let you know instantly. It only takes a few seconds!

    1. If the car has ever been stolen
    2. Ever been involved in an accident or written-off
    3. MOT History & full list of failures/advisories
    4. Change of vehicle plates (i.e. cloned)
    5. Scrapped, salvaged, imported, plus 50 more checks
  • Bear these stats in mind if you still can't make a decision:


    Around 1 in 3 checks conducted show something critical that the buyer didn't know about - stolen vehicle, been in an accident etc.
    Measured May 2019

    Unfortunately there are, occasionally, dishonest people in every walk of life and the used car market is certainly no exception. It may even be the case that the vendor isn't aware of the problems and bought the car "as is" - whatever the situation, it pays to know.

    There's also the increasingly common risk of "cloning" or "ghosting" - this is where a legitimate car's vehicle plate is copied to another one, and used for illegal purposes. It's similar to identify theft but for cars. If you are worried about buying a car that has been ghosted then, well, you should be! Because you may become liable if you buy a car with such a dodgy history; parking fines, car insurance claims, and the rest of it. In many cases these can be successfully disputed - after much tedious effort and explanation. Not exactly our cup of tea!

    So, don't become a statistic. We specialise in UK car checks or REVs checks, protect your investment and get instant peace of mind today for the lowest price online.

  • Instantly! All our reports are available 24/7 - there is no waiting around.

    In the event that we do not hold any information at all on the vehicle, then we will alert you before generating a report. So if you are worried about paying and then realising that we do not hold any information on your vehicle, then don't be - our system doesn't work like that. If we list the vehicle on our website, then we will have the relevant vehicle data history report for it!

  • Yes. We can instantly check any UK number plate - as long as it's valid. Even if your vehicle is on a SORN or uninsured/untaxed, we can still check the status.

    The only vehicles we cannot check, currently, are foreign plate ones. For example if you are looking to check the history of an Irish vehicle with Irish style plates, then our system does not yet support all of these formats unfortunately. We are working on adding more EU formats all the time, allowing you to verify the history of imported (grey import) cars from the Continent, very soon.

How to use our free vehicle data checks

  • Enter your vehicle registration number and click go to view vehicle data
  • Our checks included stolen, write-off, and more
  • Get a Premium report to get all features

FreeCarCheck is a relative newcomer to the market but we're intent on shaking things up, by offering as MUCH as we can with our free checks - and if you feel that you need to upgrade to a full report then we are the cheapest for that. See how we compare with our competitors here

At their most basic, a car history check will tell you things like: the make and model. Traditionally there has been no "free" car check because to get that information from the DVLA or Experian costs money to the provider. This is still partly the case however FreeCarCheck provides much more information as part of our Premium plan than other providers - and for less money.

What's the risk?

Don't forget - if a seller owes money on a car to a finance company, the finance company legally owns the car and seller has no right to sell it, without settling the finance first. So if you've already bought the car with outstanding finance, there is a good chance it can be repossessed - worst of all, leaving you without a vehicle and also out of pocket which could potentially cost you tens of thousands of pounds! Is it worth risking this, for the sake of £8.75?

FreeCarCheck will look for things like: Stolen history from the Police National Database (PND), full DVLA history including colour changes and scrapped data, full MOT history (both passes and failures) as part of our FREE plan - offered nowhere else online!, checking for plate changes (cloned check) and also verifiying your VRM against the high risk register. Plus over 50 more checks for £8.95 - get started above by entering your vehicle's number plate (UK format only, sorry we do not check foreign-registered vehicles at this time).

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