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The cheapest way to check vehicle history

Buying a used car? Check if it has been stolen, written-off or has outstanding finance — without breaking the bank.

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How CarCheckUK works:

1. Type your vehicle's registration above

2. We will check it against DVLA, Police records

3. OPTIONAL Get a Gold report for only £9.99!

Car Check UK aren't the first company to offer vehicle history checks. But we started out with one goal: to be the easiest, most user-friendly service around. Unlike other providers such as HPI Check®, we guarantee to provide everything you need for ultimate peace of mind, all for less than a tenner.

Why CarCheckUK?

Same data, better price

Police history, write-off and accident records, owner history and everything inbetween.

We buy direct

All our data comes straight from DVLA, SMMT, MIAFTR, and VOSA - all trusted industry leaders.

Guaranteed accuracy

Our Data Guarantee provides up to £30,000 of cover should our data be incorrect. Cover included as standard.

Two checks - keep it simple

Confused by different packages and prices? Don't be. At CarCheckUK we have only one upgrade - our Gold check.

Real customer feedback 🥳

Shamima Was real quick to use and very useful would definitely recommend!
Anthony Brilliant.so quick and easy straight into the information you require. Top site
Nick C. An easy and cost effective way to get a quick background check, before spending your hard earned cash on a car.
Tony M. A REAL LIFE CHANGER FROM OTHERS CHARGING HIGH PRICES IN DOUBLE FIGURES UP TO £30
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More about what we cover...

  • CarCheckUK offers 2 different packages: an entirely free check which includes an MOT check, full MOT history, and general car information. It also works for any UK registered van or motorcycle.

    If you want to get the full range of checks - which we recommend strongly before buying a used vehicle - then our Gold check is more fully-featured.

  • At only £9.99, CarCheckUK is about 50% cheaper than the industry leader "HPI Check®". But we include the same vehicle history checks, and even offer a £30,000 Data Guarantee should the data we provide be inaccurate.

     

    Fill out the vehicle's registration plate (VRM) to begin. Our Gold check includes everything you need, including if any vehicle has:

    1. Ever been reported stolen;
    2. Ever been involved in an accident i.e. write-off claim;
    3. MOT History & full list of failures/advisories;
    4. Change of vehicle plates (i.e. clone check); and
    5. Scrapped, grey imported, imported or exported, plus 32 more checks
  • CarCheckUK are not connected to HPI Check®. HPI Check® are the most well-known company offering vehicle history checks in the UK today. CarCheckUK provide the exact same checks and coverage as HPI Check®, but at around -50% of the price. Why pay more?


    If you're unsure whether you need a car check then consider this:

    Almost 1 in 3 of our checks show something critical that the buyer didn't know about - for example it's a stolen vehicle, been written-off, etc.

    And our checks don't stop there. There's also the increasingly common practice of "cloning" or "ghosting" - this is where a legitimate car's vehicle plate is copied to another one, and used for illegal purposes (crime etc). It's similar to identify theft, but for vehicles. And it's an increasing problem for many.

    Don't become another statistic. We specialise in full history checks: protect your investment and get instant peace of mind today for the lowest price around.

    Did you know: We can also check classic or heritage cars, motorbikes, vans, tractors, even lorries. As long as it's a UK-registered vehicle, the history can be verified instantly.

  • Yes. All history checks are available 24/7, no matter what time. With every upgrade to a 'Gold' report, you also get a downloadable PDF copy to show to dealers, potential buyers etc.

  • Try entering the vehicle's number plate above. In 99.9% of cases, any UK registered vehicle will be fine. If you can view the 'free' report, then upgrading to a Gold report is guaranteed to work.

Why do I even need to check vehicle history?

It's not a legal requirement to check a vehicle's history before buying it - but frankly you would be very silly not to. For the sake of £9.99, you can get peace of mind instantly. And remember that if you don't check the vehicle's history and end up buying a dud, you will have very little recourse or right to a refund.

Nowadays a lot of dealers include an HPI Check® with their vehicle stock - you will often see this mentioned as "HPI Clear". This means that, according to them, there is no adverse history on the vehicle. But what exactly IS 'adverse history' and can you trust the dealer? There is no industry-wide definition of what "HPI Clear" even means. It's always best to do your own due diligence yourself, too.

CarCheckUK runs many data checks and verifies the validity of the data too - in other words, this means our Gold checks look for things like: Stolen history from the Police National Database (PND), full DVLA history including colour changes and scrapped data, full MOT history (both passes and failures) as part of our FREE plan - offered nowhere else online!, checking for plate changes (cloned check) and also verifying the vehicle against the 'high risk register'. All for only £9.99 per vehicle!

Check any UK registered vehicle now:

Citroen
BMW
Renault
Mercedes Benz
VW
Ford
Audi
Lexus
FIAT
Hyundai
Jaguar
Isuzu

Whether it's a motorbike, trike, quad bike, lorry, caravan, van, campervan, 4x4 or even just a plain old car, we can check the full in-depth history for you. Whether the vehicle is SORNed or on the road, it doesn't matter to us! The only requirement is that it's a UK registered vehicle - sadly we cannot check foreign-registered vehicles.

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