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Why get a vehicle check?

* Checks carried out on vehicle check in 2020. ** Vehicles registered as stolen on the Police National Computer in 2020.

What does a vehicle check tell you?

Our vehicle check will tell you everything you need to know about the vehicle and it’s history. Some of the details provided include:

Key information

  • Reported stolen
  • Outstanding finance
  • Written off
  • Scrapped
  • Plate changes
  • Imported/exported


  • Make
  • Model
  • Transmission
  • Fuel type
  • Body type
  • Engine capacity

Vehicle data

  • Engine number
  • Year of manufacture
  • Date first registered
  • CO2 emissions
  • Environmental report
  • VIN confirmation

What do you get with our vehicle check?

What does it cost?

Peace of mind before you buy

Our vehicle check provides you with an instant history report, so there are no costly surprises if you do decide to buy. The report includes, but is not limited to:

  • tick iconInformation on whether a used vehicle has been stolen or scrapped
  • tick iconAny outstanding finance attached to the vehicle
  • tick iconMileage discrepancies which could be a sign of mileage fraud

Vehicle check report


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