Click below to perform a quick UK Vehicle Check
All used vehicles in the UK potentially could be hiding some unwanted history that may well affect the value, ownership and possibly the health and safety of the owner. You cannot visibly spot the problems that could be in the history on the vehicle which means you have to resort to doing a vehicle check which is a quick data check against the records held in the DVLA, it takes a few minutes but could save you a lot of heartache and money.
Doing a vehicle check will tell you about any adverse data recorded against it since it was first registered. It will check the stolen vehicle register, ensure there is no write-off history and verify the mileage. Also available is a check to verify the vehicle has not been scrapped or has any third party interest. (outstanding finance). The used car market is still heavily abused by traders and private sellers and even with all the records maintained on UK vehicles, thousands are still slipping the net and being resold to unsuspecting used vehicle buyers.
A free identity vehicle check is available below to ensure the details are recorded correctly with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. Please submit the relevant registration number you wish to check below and wait for your on-screen report.
The DVLA database stores information on every used UK vehicle. Vehicle check with direct access to the DVLA database information, verify UK vehicle identity with an instant vehicle registration number check!
Every vehicle registration number is unique and used by the police in cases of accident or crime to identify the driver/keeper. Please note we say vehicle ‘keeper’ not owner. The named keeper may not necessarily be the legal owner! This is why the details must be accurate and why the keeper updates DVLA of any changes to the vehicle or the ownership. If you discover any discrepancies in the information UK Vehicle Check provided in any of our reports, do not proceed with the purchase. It may be that a previous owner has simply omitted to inform DVLA of a change and this can easily be rectified in most cases. It could, of course, be more sinister so regardless of whether it seems a great deal or how much you want to own the vehicle, delay the deal!
When previous owners fail to notify DVLA of changes such as engine replacement with a larger capacity engine, this can result in a future owner discovering their insurance cover being invalid. It may be that a larger replacement engine has been fitted, for example. This could be discovered during a vehicle inspection after an accident and the insurance company use this as a reason not to settle a claim. A UK vehicle check will verify the engine capacity registered to the vehicle, so if you are potentially buying a 1600cc model, it could be discovered that a previous owner has registered an engine size increase.
You could even go as far as to do a full UK Vehicle Check to verify all the historical data recorded against it before viewing the vehicle, this will not only provide you with peace of mind, but may also provide you with an opportunity to negotiate the price should some history be discovered that is acceptable to you but lowers the value compared to the sellers asking price.
Each UK vehicle check is carried out on the registration number that you enter. This registration number check provides you with all the data that is registered against that number plate. This data varies from financial to technical and should always be performed prior to any vehicle purchase. Never rely on the seller to give you correct information as all they want to do is sell the vehicle.
PREMIUM UK VEHICLE CHECKS AND PREMIUM PLUS UK VEHICLE CHECKS TAKE INFORMATION FROM DVLA, VOSA, THE POLICE NATIONAL COMPUTER, INSURANCE AND FINANCE COMPANIES AND OTHER AGENCIES THAT STORE HISTORICAL VEHICLE DATA ON ALL UK VEHICLES .