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1 in 4 used vehicles have a hidden history: written off, financed, stolen…
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Buying a car is a big deal. Our vehicle checks reveal a vehicle's full history, enabling you to make a more informed decision.
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We're the UK's No.1 consumer car checker. Since 2005, we've saved millions of people from costly used car mistakes.
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We hold data from the police, DVLA, and finance and insurance firms. Why risk buying without knowing the facts?
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Why should I do a vehicle check?
1 in 3 vehicles have a hidden history. You wouldn't buy a house without a survey, so why buy a car without a vehicle check?
1 in 4 of the 30 million cars on UK roads have outstanding finance, also known as debt: HP, lease, PCP or bill of sale. They are usually owned by the finance company, not the driver, and can be repossessed. It is therefore vital to check the finance status.
Is a vehicle listed as stolen? This is probably our most valuable check because buying a stolen car is a nightmare. You will be stopped by the police and then left massively out of pocket when they seize 'your' new car.
It is essential to establish if a car has been involved in a serious crash. Leaving the safety aspect aside, previous write-offs should generally cost a lot less than a like-for-like non-accident damaged vehicle.
What is a vehicle check?
Vehicle checks, also known as car reg checks or vehicle provenance checks, reveal details about a vehicle's background that the seller might not know or not want to tell you. My Car Check is the UK's No.1 consumer checker.
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What we include in our checks:
- Outstanding finance
- Engine number and size*
- Stolen (Police interest)
- Plate transfers
- Imported or exported
- Write-off / accident damage
- Colour changes
- Date first registered
- Make and model
- Year manufactured
- Number of keepers
- Common faults*
- VIN (chassis number)
- Fuel type
* Subject to availability
My Car Check is the UK's No.1 consumer vehicle checker.
Since launching in 2005, we've saved millions of motorists from making an expensive used car mistake.
We also cover vans, trucks and motorcycles.
Our vehicle checks use the latest data from, among others, the Police, DVLA, Association of British Insurers and all major finance companies.
Any questions? Call us on:0330 331 0030
Industry leading service:
- Reports from only £1.99
- Up to £20,000 guarantee
- PDF copies for your records
- Up to 77 pieces of information
- UK-based call centre
- Money saving pre-pay service
- Multiple check packages
- Instant reports online
- Free iPhone and Android apps
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We're trusted by some of the UK's biggest brands
How much does a vehicle check cost?
We have a product to suit every budget. Make sure you choose the car check that gives you all the information you need for complete peace of mind.
Gold - £9.95
Our most popular check includes all the information in our Classic check plus...
- Outstanding finance (debt)
- £10,000 guarantee
- Vehicle valuation
- Plus stolen, write-off and mileage data... and much more
Classic - £1.99
Our great value Classic check includes the following vital info, but no finance data:
- Written off
- Colour or plate change
- Plus other details such as number of keepers and exact size
Platinum - £14.95
Our most comprehensive check includes everything in our Gold check plus...
- £20,000 guarantee
- Common faults
- Vehicle popularity
- You can also save money by purchasing multiple platinum reports
Start your research with a free Vehicle Factsheet
Perfect if you're just curious about a vehicle, you want to clarify some facts or still short-listing potential vehicles to buy. Our free Vehicle Factsheet is a great cost-saver before carrying out a comprehensive vehicle check. It includes:
Find out if the vehicle has a current MOT certificate, any historic MOT test results, plus the mileages recorded at each MOT test.
Find out how much it costs to tax the vehicle, plus if road tax is up to date or if the vehicle has been declared as off the road (SORN).
Description & Valuation
Find out basic information about the vehicle such as make and model, engine size, year, colour, fuel BHP and CO2 emissions, plus the current market valuation.
Check via mobile or tablet
With our app and text services you can check any vehicle, at any time, wherever you are.
My Car Check iPhone App
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My Car Check Android App
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My Car Check Text Service
To receive a vehicle history check by text simply text the registration number to
*texts cost 2 x £1.50 plus your network rate
Frequent user packages
Designed for professional motor traders, these are the most cost-effective ways for frequent users to access our vehicle data.
Pro History Check
For frequent users of My Car Check
From only £3 per car check you can buy credit to check via our iPhone and Android apps.
Available to pre-pay in batches of 20 checks.
For those who need access to detailed description data for multiple vehicles
From only £4.99 per month or £39.99 per year you can have unlimited* access to the extended lookup service, which uses data from SMMT.
For traders who need to value multiple vehicles
For only £99.99 + VAT per year you can have unlimited* access to our Trade Valuations service.