FREE CAR CHECK

    CAR CHECK

    Our car check contains over 25+ free data points about a vehicles.

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    Research Any Vehicle

    Run a free car history check which will get you the most comprehensive free car history report. Complete DVLA vehicle registration information and MOT, tax expiry dates and vehicle information.

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    Free Basic Information Report

    Enter the registration/plate number of any vehicle in the United Kingdom and click the “Check” button. You’ll get comprehensive and free car information.

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    Data Straight from DVLA

    We look at the data held by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) which includes full MOT history, mileage history as well as any advisories or failures. We also provide you with up to date Vehicle Tax information.


    Free data included in our car check

    What is included in a free car check?

    With our free vehicle check, you will find many useful charts and information to give you a sneak peek into any vehicle's history registered in the UK.

    1. Vehicle details
    2. ULEZ Checker (Ultra Low Emission Zone)
    3. Vehicle road tax including CO2 output, road tax costs/rates, and expiry date.
    4. Mot history, including advisory notes and causes of failure, and MOT information including the expiry date.
    5. First registration date in the UK: always note that vehicles imported into the UK have an opening date of registration relative to import. This means when you conduct a car reg check, the date you see does not necessarily mean it's the car's age, it's just the date of its importation.
    6. Engine size in cc
    7. Fuel type (diesel/petrol/electric/hybrid)
    8. Vehicle type approval category
    9. Vehicle Weight
    10. Manufacturer year, excluding imported vans, cars, and motorcycles
    11. Issue date of the V5C registration document; DVLA provides the date of the latest V5C
    12. CO2 Driving emissions levels based on European status.

    What you need to drive legally in the United Kingdom

    What you need to drive legally in the United Kingdom

    To ensure you are able to drive your vehicle in the UK, you must meet the following

    A valid driving license

    A Great Britain (GB) issued full or provisional (for learners only) driving licence. Please check GOV.UK's non-GB licence checker to see if you can drive in GB with your non-GB Driving License.

    Have current Vehicle Tax

    In order for you to tax your vehicle, you must have either a new log book or a V11 reminder to tax your vehicle. Check Tax Your Vehicle for more information. Tax is NOT transferable when you change owners on a car.

    Have a valid MOT

    Use our free basic checker to see the MOT status of a car. Any accredited garage will be able to run a MOT test on a vehicle, which tests that you meet the road safety and environmental safety standards. This is done every year after the 3rd anniversary of the vehicle registration.

    Have at least 3rd party motor insurance.

    Every vehicle must be driven by someone who has valid insurance of at least 3rd party, this is a legal requirement since the Road Traffic Act 1930. Motor insurance provides the financial protection if you have an accident, and it can also cover injuries to other drivers, pedestrians and passengers in your car.
    You can check if your vehicle has valid insurance by going to askMID Website.


    How to check if a car is taxed? How to check if a car is taxed?

    Go to our Car Tax Check page and enter the vehicle registration number. You'll find the expiry date as well as how many days left! We've even included how much TAX will be over 12 or 6 months.

    How to check when your MOT is due? How to check when your MOT is due?

    Go to our MOT Check page and enter the vehicle registration number. You'll find the entire MOT history of the vehicle as provided by the DVLA. The report will show MOT failures, advisories and warnings. Incredibly important to check the MOT history when buying a new car as it will show you any on going issues with the car.

    How to check if car is insured? How to check if car is insured?

    You can check if your vehicle has valid insurance by using the Check car insurance Website.

    How to check if a car has been in an accident for free? How to check if a car has been in an accident for free

    When a vehicle has been in a serious accident, the cost of repair may exceed the value of the vehicle. When this happens, the car is given a write-off category. You can find out the severity of the accident by getting a car report to find out what what write off category it has been in. All you need to do is enter the vehicle registration number and purchase the Gold check. The write off check will provide you details. Read our blog for an interesting account of a hidden history found after buying a used car.



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