Car Analytics compared to HPI Check
Both Car Analytics and HPI Check are car data check services in the UK, with almost no difference in the report they generate. Both the companies use the similar sources to create their car check reports. For instance, both HPI and CA use the DVLA database to fetch details on a car’s make, model, specification, date of registration, MOT history, and road tax status.
Similarly, both the companies take services of the MIAFTR (Motor Insurance Anti-Fraud Theft Register) to get information on stolen and written-off vehicles. Furthermore, these firms use asset registers of Experian and other related firms to get outstanding finance details. The stolen vehicle details they get from the Police National Computer (PNC).
The only difference is the service price, and that’s a big one. HPI Ltd charges £19.99, while Car Analytics’ full report costs just £8.95.
Is there such a thing as a FREE HPI Check?
HPI Ltd does not provide a free car check report; however, there are two services that you can get for free from them, i.e., the MOT History and Car Evaluation. Having said that, these are actually third party services, and you can get them for free on other channels, as well. Check our review of HPI Check services here.
HPI Clear vs HPI Check?
HPI Check is a car data history report offered by HPI Ltd in the United Kingdom. If you are interested in knowing a vehicle’s past, all you need to do is give the vehicle’s registration number to HPI Ltd, and they will generate an instant report.
Their report contains everything from the MOT history, VIN/Chassis check, car valuation, a mileage discrepancy, number of previous owners, number of plate changes, stolen car check, logbook check, scrapped car check to insurance write-off and outstanding finance details. In fact, they check 80 data points in total about the vehicle in question.
That said, bear in mind, HPI Check is a catch-all industry term, and many car data check providers here call their report, ‘HPI car check.’ While there might be no difference between HPI check and our car check service, some people believe the former is the only genuine vehicle check report in the UK. However, the reality is otherwise. Check our best free HPI check tips to know more.
‘HPI Clear’ means any UK-registered vehicle that is free from all of the issues we have mentioned above. You can buy an HPI Clear vehicle without giving it a second thought because it is neither stolen, written-off nor has outstanding finance or any other hidden problem.