It, of course, does in so many ways! However, before we tell you what confidential data a car history check provides, you need to understand what it is exactly. A vehicle history check reveals everything from registration, buying, accidents, Ministry of Transport (MOT) status, tax status, thefts, insurance coverage, outstanding finance, mileage clock, and so on.
After shortlisting your desired vehicle, the very first thing you need to do is check car details. Why? Because 1 in 3 cars in the UK have a hidden history, according to different reports. Therefore, it is wise to know who owns the vehicle, did it receive severe damage in an accident and written off, is it stolen, does it have a mileage anomaly and other vehicle information. Let’s find out what are the most important car details you need to be aware of before making your purchase decision.
While it is possible to find the car owner by registration number, the process is not easy. The reason is the law; the UK government needs to protect the privacy of individuals. However, you can locate the registered owner of a car if you have a valid reason, such as:
1. Will I be able to view the previous owner’s details?
Following the DVLA rules, we can not disclose the personal information of previous owners(like name, address etc;) for privacy reasons. No other service shares this information, as well. However, we will give you the total number of keepers in our used car check report.
Get a copy of the V5C from the seller/owner. The car’s registration document, aka V5C logbook, is the most crucial document.
Buying a used car in the UK involves a ton of responsibility. You want to ensure that the car you are purchasing does not have outstanding finance, engaged in an accident, scrapped, clocked, written-off by an insurer, and that it conforms to safety regulations. Now, this is where a full vehicle check or total car inspection can help you. While it may sound insignificant, you’d be surprised at how much a quick and simple car check can reveal.