You are not required to check any history of a car before purchase, however, when buying a used vehicle, we would always recommend this. This would provide you with the information the seller may not want you to know, and remember most vehicle dealerships complete one when offering part exchange on a car. Have a look at our Car History Check facts page, for more information on why you should complete a check, such as 1 in 6 Car Checks showed outstanding finance agreements.
The report is shown on screen after completing your purchase. We will also email you confirmation of this containing your unique reference number and links to allow you to view your report at any later date/time. Your report is only shown electronically, we do provide physical copies. If you require this, you can print the report from our results page.
The report is shown immediately on screen after purchase. The confirmation email is dispatched within 5 minutes of completing the order, please do ensure you check any junk/spam folders for this email. You should save this email for future reference as you will require the reference number to update or view the results of the check.
Depending upon the level of check and optional extras you included on your purchase, our Car History Checks can provide you with the following information…
The information we provide in your Car History Check is gathered from a number of sources. These include the DVLA, the SMMT, Police, Association of British Insurers and a number of other companies including finance companies.
When our reports highlight an interest, it will provide further details to you. This will include the type of interest, and explain what this particular interest means.
This indicates that your Car History Check found no information registered at that particular point of time. This could mean we have not being provided this information, or that there are no current interests recorded, such as an MOT on a car less than 3 years old.
No. We are only able to provide an in-depth report on vehicles registered with the DVLA and DVA.
After losing £1000’s when a seller didn’t disclose vital information about a vehicle, I thought there must be a way to let people find this information before making a similar purchase. The site started from here, and has grown to include more and more checks based on customer feedback and requests.
Yes we offer online support via email at email@example.com We aim to respond to all emails within 24 hours, however, in most cases we are much quicker!
This can be dependent on what stage your order was at when losing your internet connection. If you have entered your card details, and not been shown your report, please wait a few minutes as we would email a confirmation to you if the payment was successful. If your email does not arrive, please contact our support team before placing a second order as we would not be able to provide a refund.
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