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MyCarCheck.com - the UK's No.1 vehicle provenance website - has saved millions of people from making an expensive used car mistake. Giving a prestigious independent endorsement, The Mail on Sunday's Live magazine on 1 January 2012 named MyCarCheck as its No.1 cash-saving app.
The top five were:
- MyCarCheck (vehicle information provider)
- Quidco (for 'checking in' at restaurants)
- AA Parking (car park finder)
- ATM Hunter (cashpoint finder)
- Skype (free internet video calls).
MyCarCheck was also one of 10 money-saving apps featured in Which? Money in August 2011. Ceri Stanaway, Head of Money Research at Which? commented: "If you are buying a second-hand car then the MyCarCheck app allows you to check the vehicle details, history and date of registration."
Roger Powell, Divisional Head at CDL Vehicle Information Services Ltd (which owns MyCarCheck.com), commented: "To be described as the No.1 cash-saving app by The Mail on Sunday is just fantastic and the info coming from Which? is the icing on the cake. Recommendations don't get much better than that. We set out to provide an easy-to-use, affordable way for used car buyers to confirm whether their potential pride and joy has ever been accident-damaged, stolen or clocked. The app is ideal because people can use it with the car right there in front of them it has been a massive hit and was the most downloaded iPhone app in the UK for a while.”
"It is free to download and a lot of valuable information is provided free-of-charge. Users simply enter a vehicle registration number (VRN) and MyCarCheck will confirm the make, model, colour, engine size, bhp, body style, fuel type and year it was first registered. For less than the price of a pint you can access the really good stuff - our Valuation, History, Mileage and detailed Vehicle Info data. A MyCarCheck Valuation costs only £1.49 while our Vehicle History and Mileage checks cost just £2.99 each. In December, we launched a basic version for Android and over the coming months we will add more features to make it equivalent to the iPhone app."
In 2010, MyCarCheck.com and MyTextCheck delivered 2.2m consumer checks, which equates to 27% of all vehicles that changed hands in the UK. Parent company CDL performs over 1m vehicle data checks a day for companies including AutoExpress, CompareTheMarket, Tesco Bank and WhatCar.
It uses up-to-the-minute information from the Police National Computer (PNC), the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and major finance houses including Lloyds TSB.
Know what you're getting into: MyCarCheck.com