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Vehicle Check

Find out if a vehicle has been stolen or has outstanding finance

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    26 point independent report

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    Over 10,000 checks completed per month

Why get a Vehicle Check?

What a Vehicle Check tells you

A Vehicle Check tells you if the car is as advertised. With a Vehicle Check, you can confirm whether a car is safe and comes with a clean background before you commit to it.

What does it cost?

Peace of mind before you buy

Our vehicle check provides you with an instant car 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 car 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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Since 1977, we’ve helped millions of people find their perfect car. Together with manufacturers and retailers, we constantly strive to make car-buying easier.

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Vehicle Check is provided by Experian Ltd (Registered number 653331)

Experian Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Experian Ltd is 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 2020. ** Vehicles registered as stolen on the Police National Computer in 2020.

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