According to a study, one in three cars inspected in the UK has some kind of hidden history. While we have mentioned this statistic many times before, we cannot emphasize enough on its importance. The question is, how can you avoid buying a car that has a dark history? The only way to save yourself from this costly mistake is taking the Car Registration Check.
Now, it is up to you if you want to go for a free reg plate check or take our premium paid automobile history check. We will detail below what both data tests entail, so you can select the one that is suitable for you.
What is a Car Registration Check?
A car registration check or reg check is a Vehicle Data History report that reveals all the information about that specific automobile. When you see a vehicle, what questions come to your mind? You ask yourself:
- Is the car on finance?
- Does it have a valid MOT certificate and insurance?
- Is the tax paid?
- Has the car ever been involved in an accident?
- Does it ever have a number plate change?
- Did the insurance company write off the vehicle?
- Am I buying a high-risk vehicle?
We know you might have a lot of other questions in mind. What if we tell you, you can get answers to all the questions given above and those you have in your mind in our UK Reg Check report. Yes, we formulate the UK’s most comprehensive car data check report. Check the sample here.
How Can I Perform Car Reg Check?
Every Number Plate Check Provider in the UK asks you just the car’s registration number to find out the vehicle’s hidden data. Car Analytics is no different. We fetch data from various sources such as the DVLA, The Police National Computer, The Motor Insurance Fraud, and Theft Register, Finance Houses, etc., to generate our report.
What Information Can I Get in Reg Plate Check?
It depends on the type of car registration check you choose. Caranalytics offers three types of data checks: Free, Basic, and Full.
Free Car Check:
It includes details of MOT, MOT History, Tax, Vehicle Age, Mileage Estimate, Import/Export, V5C Count, DVLA Vehicle Specification, Running Cost, Economic, and Environmental Data, and Performance figures. Try our free HPI check alternative today! It is instant, and obviously, it is totally free.
Basic Vehicle Data Check:
It costs £1.99 and comprises all the information available in the free vehicle check, in addition to details of the Keeper, Plate Change, Colour Change, Scrapped status, VIC Inspection, VIN/Chassis, Engine Number and 5 Band Valuation.
Full Car Data Check:
The most expensive in our list of services yet the most affordable (only £8.95) in the whole of England, this car reg check includes information about Outstanding Finance, Insurance write-off, Police Stolen, Certificate of Destruction, High-Risk Status, and Mileage Anomaly. All the data available in the Basic check is also part of this report.
What is the Difference Between Car Registration Check and Number Plate Check?
While the car registration check brings to light all information we have shared above, the number plate search is specific to only number plate changes. Our report reveals if your car number plate is changed or not along with the plate number, it is changed to.
However, it is worth noting that you cannot ask for the number plate check separately. You can go either for the Basic Check or Full Check, depending on your needs to find the car’s history.
How Our Car Reg Check Can Save You From a Costly Mistake?
With studies showing, every fourth car in the UK has some kind of unresolved finance, if you purchase such a vehicle by mistake, do you know what will happen next? You will lose it along with all the money you spent on its acquisition.
We also mentioned in our stolen car blog, “a car is stolen every 5 minutes in the U.K.” Therefore, the likelihood of buying a stolen car is very high here. If you, unfortunately, become a victim of this scam, you will soon find out how costly this mistake is. The Police will reclaim the vehicle from you, and here too, you may lose all the money you have paid to the seller. Why not take our stolen car check to avoid the hassle.
Will you make the blunder of acquiring a damaged accident car? Nobody would! To find out whether the car you fancy buying is written-off or not, you need to perform a write-off check. That said, procuring particular insurance write off has its pros and cons. Read about it here.
There are so many other things you have to inspect about a car, such as its logbook, keeper’s history, vehicle identity, and so on. The only way to circumvent a fraud is a car registration check.
So, are you now fully aware of the repercussions of buying a car with hidden history? We sure you are! Take our comprehensive car check to get complete information about the vehicle you are interested in purchasing.
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