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Know the history of the car before you buy it

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Has it been written off?

A badly-repaired write-off can be dangerous, so check where you stand

Is the car stolen?

You will probably have to give it back — and you may not get any compensation

Is there outstanding finance?

If you buy a car with outstanding finance, the real owner might be the finance company.

Why get a Vehicle Check?

Written off

1 in 8 were recorded as an insurance write off*

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1 in 9 has outstanding finance recorded*

UK based underwriters

71,158 vehicles were reported as stolen in 2014**

With our Vehicle Check you get

Best price guarantee

Peace of mind

We will check all of the information listed plus confirm key vehicle spec and data.

Free transfer

Vehicle Check promise

If the vehicle you check is revealed to have been written off, scrapped or currently listed as stolen, we'll give you another Vehicle Check for FREE. ***

UK based underwriters

£30,000 data guarantee

All our checks include up to £30,000 of data guarantee in case of any inaccuracies. More details

A Vehicle Check tells you about

Key information

  • Reported stolen
  • Outstanding finance
  • Written off
  • Scrapped
  • Plate changes
  • Number of previous owners
  • Recorded mileage
  • Colour changes
  • Imported
  • Exported
  • Risk of third-party trace


  • Make
  • Model
  • Colour
  • Transmission
  • Number of gears
  • Fuel type
  • Body type
  • Engine capacity

Vehicle data

  • Engine number
  • Year of manufacture
  • Date first registered
  • If used before registered
  • Annual road tax rate
  • CO2 emissions
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What it costs

Best price guarantee

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Ready to purchase a vehicle and just want that final piece of mind?

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What our customers are saying

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I can’t thank Vehicle Check enough as, by choosing their report over others, I escaped inheriting a significant amount of debt.

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Steve Doors, Hampshire

Thank goodness for Vehicle Check!

Thank goodness for Vehicle Check! It saved me a 430 mile round trip and stopped me buying a clocked, written off car. What a fantastic service.

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Completely satisfied

Completely satisfied with the service from A-Z. Telephone contact was very efficient & helpful.

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Vehicle Check is provided by Experian Ltd (Registered number 653331), an appointed representative of Motorfile Ltd (Registered number: 3009493).

Experian Ltd and Motorfile Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Both companies are registered in England and Wales with registered office at 
The Sir John Peace Building, Experian Way, NG2 Business Park, Nottingham, NG80 1ZZ.

*Checks carried out on Vehicle Check in 2014. ** Vehicles registered as stolen on the Police National Computer in 2014 *** Reports showing category A or B write off, stolen, scrapped, or 3rd party trace information only.

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