The summer is here, and so are its preparations. Thankfully, the lockdown is eased, and people can now hit the road and enjoy the lovely weather. Either you are preparing for a local staycation in England or a journey to Europe, you must perform basic car maintenance to stay safe on the road. If buying a used car to accompany you is a part of your summer road trip plans, make sure you perform a comprehensive car check at Car Analytics first.
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.
Used Car Check – FAQ
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.
When you are at a dealership or a private car seller’s place to inspect the car you liked, one of the most important things to check is its odometer reading. We should not take this matter lightly. Unfortunately, even after the advent of digital mileage counters, Car Clocking is still on the rise.
As most cars in the UK are bought on finance, it is vital to understand what a bank demands before financing a particular car to you. The first thing a bank sees before they finance a car is the credit score. If you have enough money or proof to pay your installments, then only they ask for certain information from you. This includes your details, employment details and history, bank details, and identification documents like driver’s license, proof of address, and proof of income. However, you must know that every bank has its own rules and procedures to finance a car. Does a bank want a car history check before the approval?
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.