What is a Car History Check?
It’s actually better to call it a vehicle history check – because you can also check motorbikes and vans, as well as cars. Any UK registered vehicle can have its history checked. These types of checks will show you the following:
- Full MOT history
- VED/Tax check – i.e. if road fund is valid
- Stolen check
- Scrapped and Write-off Checks
- Finance – i.e. if any outstanding
- Import check
- Cloned plate check
- …and loads more!
All you need to do is enter the VRM i.e. the number plate, such as AB12 ABC – get started below. We can also check private plates and Irish style plates instantly, and it only takes 1-2s to fully check all the various sources (such as DVLA, SMMT, DVSA and many more).
Do I need a car history check?
There’s a lot of fraud around today, sadly – so make sure you satisfy your own curiosity by arranging your own vehicle check. Our price is fixed – only £8.75 (inc. VAT) for the full Premium report – this includes EVERY check needed when you’re buying a vehicle. Don’t risk it.
Can’t I get it this information for free?
You can get some basic information from the GOV.uk website directly here. The problem is, this information may not be quite what you’re looking for — if you’re buying a used vehicle then it’s imperative that you check much more than just the MOT and VED status. But that said we do welcome the government making this information available at no cost – we also provide this (plus more) in our Free reports.
What happens if I risk it?
Our Premium report – the most in-depth on the market – costs only £8.75 including VAT, so we’re not sure why you would buy something as expensive as a car without first checking the history, but just in case that’s you: be aware if you buy a car with outstanding finance, or that has previously been stolen (whether reported stolen or not at time of purchase) , you will very likely have to hand the car back and there’s no wording in UK law to provide you with a refund of the purchase price if that does happen to you. So in other words, you may very well be out of pocket if you buy a stolen vehicle – unwittingly or otherwise.
Given that around 1 in 4 of our checks shows hidden history – can you really afford NOT to buy a HPI-style vehicle report?