Enter a registration number to perform a free car identification check

Before you hand over the cash, check for outstanding finance.
1 in 3 cars have a hidden past.
Are you about to buy someone else's debt?

Welcome to My Car Check, the UK's No.1 consumer car checker.

To help you make the right used car choice, our vehicle check (also known as a car reg check, car history check or vehicle provenance check) can confirm right now if the vehicle you’re looking at...

  • Has outstanding finance against it
  • Has ever been written-off or scrapped
  • Is listed as stolen on the Police register
  • Has the correct mileage i.e. isn't clocked

Whether you're buying your dream car, a van or a family run-around, it's easy to let your heart rule your head. You wouldn’t buy a house without a survey, so why buy a car without a car registration check?

One in three vehicles have a hidden past and the private marketplace in particular is fraught with perils, from dangerous cut-and-shuts with no air bags, to cloned or stolen vehicles and those carrying outstanding debt.

Our car checker provides up to 77 fields of data, including the number of previous owners and whether it has ever had a reg plate or colour change. This full car history check enables you to make an informed decision.

My Car Check's parent company, CDL Vehicle Information Services, performs over a million look-ups a day for companies including AutoExpress, Moneysupermarket and WhatCar.

Since 2005, our vehicle check data has saved millions of motorists from making an expensive used car mistake. We also provide vehicle valuations, a great tool for haggling.

Our car checker provides up-to-the-minute data from the Police, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and the Association of British Insurers (ABI), as well as from members of the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) and the Consumer Credit and Trade Association (CCTA).

Simply enter the Vehicle Registration Mark (also known as the number plate or VRM) in the car reg check box and your results will be displayed on screen. You'll also receive a PDF report for your records.

For extra peace of mind, our Gold and Platinum vehicle checks come with a guarantee. 3

We also provide the My Text Check service, but if you require further assistance, need someone to make sense of car advert jargon, or suspect something just isn't right, call My Car Check's UK-based call centre: 0330 331 0030.

Remember, if something looks too good to be true, it generally is. Trust your gut feeling, think twice about paying with cash and if you have any doubts, walk away.

Know what you're getting into.

The My Car Check Team

The UK's lowest cost vehicle check

From £1.99 for a limited time - save 30%1

Vehicle Registration Check

We provide Car Checks that allow you to see a vehicle's hidden past.

We can check for and supply instantly:

  • Outstanding Finance
  • Stolen (Police Interest)
  • Write-off / Recorded Accident Damage
  • Valuation2
  • Mileage2
  • Common Faults2
  • Scrapped by the DVLA
  • Subject to Plate Transfers
  • Colour Changes
  • Make and Model
  • Number of Former Keepers
  • VIN (Chassis Number) Check
  • Engine Number and Size
  • Imported or Exported
  • Date First Registered
  • Year Manufactured
  • Colour
  • Fuel

Up to 77 fields available

1
Offer valid on Classic Checks until 23:59 on August 31st. Normal price £2.95.
2
Mileage Check, Valuation, Historical Valuation and Common Faults are subject to availability. Some vehicles may not have information available, please call us to check before purchasing.
3
Gold and Platinum checks come with a guarantee.