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Enter the registration number (number plate) to get an instant free vehicle check on the screen.

You can check the vehicle registration data held by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and full MOT history check including MOT status, mileage history, advisory and failure notices.

Car fuel and CO2 emissions data.

Vehicle performance data and total running cost.

Use ‘askMID’ to check if your car is insured.

Vehicle information available for all vehicles registered in England and Wales and Northern Ireland are included in our free car check.

What checks are included in the Basic Car History Report?

Our basic car history check is great for shortlisting your vehicles. If you are not sure about going for full check, please go for a basic check and make sure the car you hope to buy tick of all-important checks. You could save some money plus it will guide you step by step to short list your next car.

Number of Previous Owners / Keepers History: Check number of total keepers recorded by DVLA including date of registration. The higher the total keepers the lesser value it will likely fetch.

Our report will not provide keepers’ contact or personal information, but if you want to do so then you can request information about its registered keepers from DVLA.

Number Plate Change History: Check whether the vehicle has history of a car plate change, including the VRM it was changed to and VRM change date.

Colour Change: Check whether the vehicle has history of a car colour change, you must notify and ask DVLA to update your V5C registration document.

Scrapped: Check whether the vehicle you want to buy has been scrapped or not, we will check data from the DVLA.

Previous Northern Ireland: Supplied by DVLA prior to 2009, it’s the VRM that was on the vehicle prior to it being registered with DVLA.

VIC Inspected: This check is intended to ensure that a vehicle registration certificate (V5C) was not issued for a stolen or cloned vehicle taking the identity of a destroyed or scrapped vehicle.

VIN or Chassis: Check VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the vehicle and make sure the details you’ve given match the information held by DVLA. It’s a crucial check to make sure the car is legitimate.

Engine Number: Check the engine number matches with the vehicle engine number recorded by DVLA.

Car Valuation: True car valuation price such as dealer forecourt, trade-in price and private sale price. Car valuations are provided where available on vehicles less than 15 years old.

What checks are included in Full Car History Report?

Our full vehicle history check is the most comprehensive car check history available, help you make an informed decision before buying your next used car.

Our full check provides everything from basic checks, important checks and critical checks, these includes:

Outstanding Finance Check: This check includes finance agreement details and finance company contract number (provided where available).

Buying a car with outstanding finance could be very risky, please read our guide to see how to avoid buying a car with outstanding finance.

Insurance Write-Off (Total loss) Check: Check whether the vehicle has declared as total loss or written-off, including loss type and loss date.

Insurance company write-off cars when the cost of repairs is too high compared to the value of the vehicle.

Police Stolen Check: Check whether the vehicle you are interested in is recorded as stolen in Police National Computer, read our guide to see what is the risk of buying a stolen car and don’t be a victim of vehicle fraud.

Certificate of Destruction: Check whether the vehicle has been issued Certificate of Destruction aka COD for short. It’s a legal document issued by DVLA when the vehicle is scrapped by an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) when they have destroyed and recycled a vehicle.

High risk check: Check if the vehicle has been flagged as high risk. It is often related to the financial dispute over ownership usually means the third party tracks it to prevent from being sold. See our sample full reg check report for more details.

Mileage anomaly: Check whether the car displaying the genuine mileage, our report shows if there is an inconsistency with the mileage reading held in premium mileage history sources.

Our free car check includes mileage and clocking check from mileage recorded when it was MOT tested.

Please read our used car buying guide and help yourself to make an informed decision before buying your next used car.

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About Car Analytics® Data Check

Car Analytics® was launched in 2016 with one thing in mind; offer free vehicle history check to used car buyers' community. We do not ask you to register or provide your personal details to check information about the vehicle. We source information from carefully selected trusted partners.

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