About Us

Owned by CDL Vehicle Information Services (CDL VIS), My Car Check is the UK's No.1 consumer vehicle check provider.

Since 2005, My Car Check has conducted millions of car reg checks, saving countless motorists from making an expensive used car mistake. We also do other vehicle checks e.g. on van checks, lorry checks and motorcycle checks.

How did we become the nation's favourite My Car Checker? Well, vehicle checks used to cost over £40, so we really shook up the industry by introducing a car history check for under £5.

Roger Powell, Head of CDL VIS, explained: "We formed My Car Check after a friend of mine bought what turned out to be a dodgy secondhand car. Vehicle checks in those days cost £42, so he didn't do one. Fast forward 10 years and our more affordable car checkers have transformed the UK vehicle check market."

But don't just take our word for it. When the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) looked at the acquisition of Carweb by HPI, it published statistics on the UK car check industry. A table on p11 showed HPI checks 10-20% of the market, with CDL way out in front with 45-55% webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140402142426/.

Embracing the latest technology, CDL VIS was the first company in the UK to offer car history checks via text message. The hugely popular My Text Check service, shows whether cars are recorded as stolen or previously written-off.

With the emergence of smartphones, we launched the My Car Check iPhone app in 2009, quickly followed by an Android version. As well as reaching the prestigious No.1 spot on Apple’s App Store, the My Car Check app was named "No.1 cash-saving app" in the Mail on Sunday’s Live magazine and one of The Guardian's best money-saving apps.

For stolen car check records and other vital DVLA car check data, we work closely with the Police and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

For car finance check data, we work with the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) and the Consumer Credit Trade Association (CCTA) to ensure that any vehicles with outstanding debt recorded against them are flagged.

For car write-off check data, we work with organisations including the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB).

For car mileage check data, to guard against clocking, we work with the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) and the National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA), among others.

My Car Check is committed to reducing car crime and works with all UK law enforcement, AVCIS and IAATI to highlight vehicle crime trends and promote effective cross-border strategies to tackle them.

CDL VIS is part of the Cheshire Datasystems Limited group, a leader in software solutions for the insurance industry. As My Car Check provides accurate consumer car registration checks, the commercial arm of CDL VIS performs over a million vehicle checks a day for companies including AutoExpress, CompareTheMarket, Confused.com, Go-Compare, Moneysupermarket, Swiftcover and WhatCar?.

UK contact centre: 0330 331 0030
Email: customercare@mycarcheck.com
Twitter: @MyCarCheck
My Car Check (Head Office)
Strata House
Kings Reach Road
Switchboard: 0161 480 4420
Company number: SC264444
VAT number: 727 1188 33