FREE CAR CHECK
Get a free online car check by entering a registration number below
Includes tax MOT and up-to-date DVLA vehicle registration information
Experience our free car check with the largest UK car database, offering over 25+ data points for vehicles across the UK and Northern Ireland. Get the most detailed vehicle history check and DVLA car check.
Car History Search
Perform a free vehicle check effortlessly. Our report is the most comprehensive in the industry, covering DVLA car check, MOT history, tax expiry dates, and in-depth vehicle specifications.
Instant Reg Check
Get a free car check instantly by entering the registration number of any vehicle. Whether it's a car, motorbike, or lorry, hit the “Check” button and receive detailed and reliable vehicle information.
DVLA Trusted Data
We source our data directly from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). With access to over 49 million driver records and 40 million vehicle records, we stand as your premier UK car history check platform.
What's covered in our free car check and vehicle history check?
Dive deep into a vehicle's past as recorded by the DVLA with our comprehensive car history check. Our report provides detailed graphs, MOT history, and more such as:
- Vehicle details - Brand, model, and reg check year.
- London's ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) compliance status
- Road tax details - including CO2 emissions, tax rates/costs, and expiry date.
- Complete MOT history, featuring advisory notes, reasons for failure, and the current expiry date.
- Mileage record, highlighting any discrepancies, total miles driven, and annual mileage patterns.
- For imported vehicles, the initial DVLA car check registration date in the UK is the import date, not the age of the vehicle.
- Engine Size (CC)
- Fuel type (diesel/petrol/electric/hybrid)
- Vehicle type approval category
- Vehicle's Weight
- Manufacturing year, excluding imported motorcycles, vans, and cars
- Latest V5C's issue date as provided by DVLA vehicle registration
- CO2 Emissions based on European standards.
- Congestion Charge Status
Ensuring Legal Compliance with Car Checks
To guarantee your vehicle's legal roadworthiness in the UK, it should adhere to the following standards:
- Up-to-date vehicle tax
- Active MOT certification
- Car Insurance covering a minimum of third-party damage
Stay compliant with these legal mandates using our free vehicle check and DVLA car check services. This allows you to tap into the data maintained by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
Simply input your vehicle's registration number.
For a detailed car history check on the MOT status, utilize our MOT check service.
To ascertain if your vehicle possesses valid insurance, consult the askMID Website.
What's covered in a premium car history check?
Our detailed vehicle report encompasses the following:
- General Vehicle Info
Details such as brand, model, colour, year of manufacture, and gearbox. We also offer a DVLA car check for the vehicle's tax status.
- Engine & Fuel Consumption
Discover the vehicle's power, torque, engine capacity, cylinders, fuel type, consumption, CO2 emission, and CO2 label.
- MOT History
Includes the MOT expiry date, MOT pass rate, failed MOT tests, results, and insights on MOT advice, notice, fail, and minor.
- Damage Check
Uncover the damage registration, repair costs, date of damage, and damage position of the vehicle.
- Dimensions & Weight
Details on the vehicle's width, height, length, wheel base, and kerb weight.
- Owner History
Information about the vehicle's horsepower, engine size, fuel type, and emission score.
- Sizes and Weights
Vehicle dimensions, track width, and storage space.
- Additional Information
Like fuel tank capacity, number of axles, and engine code.
- Mileage Registration
Mileage and registration date details of the vehicle.
For a comprehensive report, input the registration number and unveil a plethora of information about the vehicle.
When are my tax and MOT due for my vehicle check?
Is the car history check service entirely free to use?
Our car check is absolutely free for all vehicles registered in the UK and Northern Ireland. Just provide a vehicle registration number for a free vehicle inquiry.
How can I perform a DVLA car check for MOT history?
With our free vehicle check service, checking a vehicle's MOT history is straightforward. Enter the vehicle's registration number to receive a thorough MOT history. This includes test results, advisory notes, failure reasons, and mileage readings. Our free vehicle check ensures you're well-informed about your current or prospective vehicle's MOT history.
Why is a car check crucial?
A car check is pivotal when purchasing a used car. It ensures you're not acquiring a stolen vehicle or one written off by insurers. While the DVLA provides some car history, it mainly offers MOT history, tax information, and basic vehicle details.
Thousands of users trust our car check to discover outstanding finance on vehicles, stolen car records, insurance write-offs, and salvage/auction history.
In 2020 alone, 74,769 vehicles were stolen. A stolen recovered or police marker on a vehicle is only visible through a car check.
- 1 in 3 cars faced issues during their last MOT
- 1 in 10 cars have a salvage/auction history
- 1 in 63 cars show mileage discrepancies
- 1 in 8 cars have been previously written off
Why doesn't the data from my vehicle check match my car's details?
If discrepancies arise in your car's data after a free car check, several reasons might be behind this. The DVLA car check data might be outdated due to recent changes, or there could have been an entry error. It's also possible that the vehicle's details have been tampered with or misrepresented. Always cross-check the data with other reliable sources and inspect the vehicle directly to ensure the accuracy of your car history check.