How to use the valuation service

To use the valuation service, simply text a valid mainland Great Britain (excluding Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Northern Ireland) car registration number to 83444. For example:


Within a few seconds you will receive one or more text messages detailing car valuation data associated with the registration number.

What information will you receive?

We will use the car registration number to search data sourced from the DVLA and valuation databases. The first text message will contain valuation data for the car of average mileage, including New, Forecourt, Trade-in, Private and Auction Prices. An example message is shown below:

Valuation for HA70XSC with 100000 miles:

New £18,920

Forecourt £3,595

Trade-in £2,245

Private £2,695

Auction £1,995

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The second message will contain additional data for the car, including the number of previous keepers, CO2 emissions and insurance group. This message may also contain an advertisement that mycarcheck considers relevant to the car being checked. An example message is shown below:

Additional data for


Previous keepers: 1

CO2: 0

Insurance Group: 15

For a £3 history check text

your reg to 83600

Please note that we respect your privacy and your contact details will not be passed to any third party advertiser unless you request further information.

How much does the service cost?

The cost of the service is £1.50 plus the usual network rate. Once the text containing the valuation information is received on your mobile phone your account is automatically billed for the appropriate amount. Note that service is NOT a subscription service and can only be invoked by you sending a text message to 83444.

Subject to availability. Some vehicles may not have information available, please call us to check before purchasing.