Why get a car reg check?
1 in 12 cars are write offs
1 in 7 vehicles have outstanding finance
100,000+ cars were reported stolen
Comprehensive Car Reg Check
Getting a car reg check before buying a car helps to avoid finding out about a hidden past that can get expensive.
Outstanding Finance Check
The car reg check includes any finance agreement details as well as finance company details too (where applicable). Purchasing a car with outstanding finance can cause some serious issues in the future if you are unaware of it.
Insurance Write-Off (Total loss) Check
Run a check to see if the car has ever been declared a write-off or total loss. This includes loss type and date. This happens when the repairs costs are higher than the value of the car.
Police Stolen Check
See if the vehicle has ever been recorded stolen with the Police. Avoid being a victim of vehicle fraud.
Certificate of Destruction
Check to see if a vehicle has been issued a Certificate of Destruction by the DVLA. This is produced when a vehicle is scrapped/destroyed by an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF).
High Risk Check
When there is a dispute – often financial related – a third party will monitor the vehicle so that it is not sold during the dispute. This check tells you if the vehicle is in fact a high risk.
Confirm if the mileage on display in the car is genuine or find out if there is an inconsistency with the mileage that records hold.
Basic Car Reg Check
A car reg check provides you with over 40 fields of information about the vehicle you are checking out.
Number of Previous Owners/Keepers History
See the total number of car keepers which has been recorded by the DVLA since the first day of registration. There is no personal information of the vehicle keepers, this request will have to be done directly with the DVLA.
Number Plate Change History
See if there is any history of car number plate changes, which includes the VRM and VRM change date.
Check the car's history of any colour changes that may have happened previously. This requires immediate notification to the DVLA so that the V5 can be updated.
Check with DVLA data to see if the car you are checking has been scrapped or not.
This car check ensures that the vehicle registration certificate (V5C) was not issued for a car that has been stolen or cloned. This normally occurs with destroyed or scrapped cars.
Check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of a vehicle to ensure the details you have are matching with the records that DVLA holds. This is a very important check.
Ensure the engine number matches the records held by the DVLA.