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Why do we need a car history check?

In 2013, UK consumers spent more than £360 million on used cars that turned out to have serious issues. Even second-hand cars don't come cheap. The last thing you want is to find out that your new purchase has major problems.

Fortunately, there is a simple way to make sure that the car you're buying has a solid history. A car history check can help you find out about potential problems before you put any money down. Read on as we take a look at what information you can uncover with a vehicle check.

Free car history check

A free vehicle check is a good choice to flag up any major issues with the car you are considering buying. All you have to do is type the registration number into our site and your instant car check will appear on the screen. This includes:

  • DVLA vehicle registration details
  • Full MOT history
  • Mileage history
  • Whether the vehicle has been exported or imported
  • Vehicle performance data
  • Total running costs
  • Environmental details

This will provide you with the basic information you need to decide whether it's worth even considering making a purchase.

Basic car history check

If you're happy with the result of the free check and want to learn a little more about a car, then our basic vehicle check should be your next step.As well as all the information included with the free check, the basic vehicle check also includes:

  • Any number plate changes
  • Any keeper changes
  • Any colour changes
  • If the vehicle has been previously scrapped
  • If it has been VIC inspected
  • A five-band valuation including dealer forecourt price, trade-in price, and private sale price

This vehicle check arms you with the information you need to narrow down your shortlist of potential cars.

Full car history check

If you think you've found the car for you, then we would recommend our full vehicle check before you part with your cash. As well as all the information from the free and basic vehicle checks, this report also includes:

  • Outstanding finance information
  • Insurance write off details, including the category
  • Checks against police national computer and insurance databases to see if the car is stolen
  • Mileage anomalies
  • Whether the car is considered a high-risk purchase

With the full vehicle check, you can put your mind at rest that there are no major issues with the car before you make your final purchase.

Are You Ready to Make a Car History Check?

If you're looking to purchase a car, then our car history check can give you all the important information that you need to buy with confidence.

It will offer you the peace of mind to part with your cash without fear of discovering major issues further down the road. If you're looking to purchase a car, we strongly recommend getting a thorough history check.

Try our free vehicle check and get your report today.

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