In simple words, a vehicle history check gives you all the information about the car’s past without revealing its current condition. It includes factors like MOT history, import/export status, outstanding finance details, write-off info, stolen vehicle record, proof of financial disputes, mileage anomalies, ownership history, etc.
On the other hand, a vehicle pre-purchase inspection is all about examining its mechanical and physical condition. It comprises the vehicle’s exterior, engine, electric controls, interior & luggage compartment, suspension, transmission, exhaust system, brakes, etc. Know the difference in detail here.