Vehicle check

Enter a car, van or bike reg plate to see a vehicle's hidden past

Start check
Takes about 1 min

How does it work?

Together with our partner HPI limited, we make it easy to find out more about the history of your car, van or bike. Our vehicle check information comes from a number of sources including the Police National Computer (PNC) for recorded stolen vehicles, finance houses, the DVLA and the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Whether you've got a car, van or bike it only takes about a minute.

Using the quick registration plate lookup service we'll return information on the vehicle from these sources, so that you can be confident in what you're buying:

  • Is the vehicle currently recorded as stolen?
  • Has it been written off?
  • Has it been exported?
  • Is the mileage correct?
  • Is there outstanding finance?
  • How many previous owners? registration history instantly checks:

  • Outstanding finance
  • Stolen (police interest)
  • Stolen (insurance claim)
  • Scrapped by the DVLA
  • Previous 'total loss'
  • Subject to plate transfers
  • Colour changes
  • Fuel
  • Make and model
  • Number of former keepers
  • VIN (chassis number) check
  • Engine number and size
  • Year manufactured
  • Exported
  • Date first registered
  • Colour

Guaranteed results to put your mind at rest

  • All HPI checks include a £10,000 guarantee.
  • The car check results are displayed instantly and can be retrieved at any time.
  • You will also receive your certificate via email in PDF format, including a valuation and mileage verification.

If you'd like to know more, take a look at our handy guide to online car valuation. Or feel free to browse our helpful article on car buying.

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