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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.

The UK's No.1

We're the UK's No.1 consumer car checker. Since 2005, we've saved millions of people from costly used car mistakes.

Get the facts

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?

Outstanding finance

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.

Written off

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.

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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
  • Scrapped
  • Engine number and size*
  • Stolen (Police interest)
  • Plate transfers
  • Imported or exported
  • Write-off / accident damage
  • Colour changes
  • Date first registered
  • Valuation*
  • Make and model
  • Year manufactured
  • Mileage*
  • Number of keepers
  • Colour
  • Common faults*
  • VIN (chassis number)
  • Fuel type

* Subject to availability

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About us

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

Read more about us or Contact our UK call centre

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

CDL Vehicle Information Services

My Car Check’s owner, CDL VIS, supplies data to leading brands including Auto Express, Compare The Market and Tesco.

Read more about My Car Check

For extra peace of mind, My Car Check's Gold and Platinum vehicle checks come with a guarantee* worth up to £20,000.

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We're trusted by some of the UK's biggest brands

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What our customers say

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:

  • Stolen
  • 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

MOT History

Find out if the vehicle has a current MOT certificate, any historic MOT test results, plus the mileages recorded at each MOT test.

Tax Status

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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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.

SMMT Subscription

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.

Trade Valuations

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.

* Fair usage policy applies.