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Check before you buy

Buying a car is a big deal. Our vehicle checks reveal a vehicle's full history, enabling you to make a more informed decision.

Experts taking your calls

Speak to the experts at the UK's No. 1 consumer car checker. Since 2005, we've saved millions of people from costly used car mistakes.

Call us now on 0330 331 0030*

* Calls to 03 numbers cost the same as 01 or 02 numbers and will use any inclusive minutes.

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 4 vehicles have a hidden history. You wouldn't buy a house without a survey, so why buy a car without using a vehicle checker? 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.

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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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

What we include in our vehicle checks:

  • Outstanding finance
  • Scrapped
  • Engine number and size*
  • Stolen (Police interest)
  • Plate transfers
  • Imported or exported
  • Write-off / accident damage
  • Colour changes
  • Mileage*
  • Date first registered
  • Valuation*
  • Make and model
  • Year manufactured
  • Number of keepers
  • Colour
  • Common faults*
  • VIN (chassis number)
  • Fuel type
  • MOT Status*
  • MOT history*
  • MOT mileage*
  • Road Tax (VED) status*
* Subject to availability

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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.

Why choose us to check a car:

* Calls to 03 numbers cost the same as 01 or 02 numbers and will use any inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls.
** Free to download. In-app purchases apply.
*** Simply text the registration number to 83600. Texts cost 2 x £1.50 plus your network rate.

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