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Check Car Details will offer you basic, gold or full reports to give you as much information as possible when you're considering purchasing a car or even selling one. To get absolute peace of mind, the following checks are made:
A car may be reported lost or stolen. The report will show you information on if a vehicle has been stolen, when it was stolen as well as contact information for the police if available.
Insurance write off report will provide you with information about a
vehicle if an insurance company has written off the vehicle if the
cost of the repair exceeds the value. This isn't always due to
accidents, it can, for example be as a result of theft, fire or water
damage. Until 2017, there were Category A, Category B, Category C or
Category D cars. Cat C and Ds are mostly lightly damaged and can be
legally driven once approved by VOSA. There is now Cat S and N cars
under a new system, which replaces Cat C and D. One must proceed with
care when purchasing a vehicle which has been written off. Cat A, Cat
B, Cat C and Cat D classes have been replaced with the following:
Cat A: ScrapCat B: BreakCat S: Structurally damaged repairableCat N: Non-structurally damaged repairable
Buying any write off cars can be risky, but at the same time, it could be due to a small bumper damage or door impact. You may be able to get a car a lot cheaper if it is a write off - but you must weigh up the pros and cons if the car was damaged beyond repair and fixed - it may not drive the way it used to. Make sure you ask the seller what type of damage it had before purchase for you to make your decision.
A vehicle at the point of registration is given a number plate to help
you identify the age of the car, which is split in three parts. A
local memory tag, the age identifier and random letters. Each number
plate is unique and is issued at the point of regisration. The first
two letters will show where the vehicle was registered, the 1st the
region and 2nd the DVLA local office. The age identifier will show the
vehicle age split between six month periods, March ot August or
September to February.
A vehicle can have a number plate change which can be done by the registered owner for personalisation. We have had reports from users who are desperate to get their number plates back following a plate change, you may wish to consider this at the point of purchase.
Possibly one of the most important check to know, if a vehicle has Outstanding finance. It is illegal to sell a car with outstanding finance as it is legally owned by the lender. Prior to any sale of a car, the balance of the vehicle, along with any outstanding fees or other agreements must be settled and paid in full. In the event you end up purchasing a car on finance, you will be liable to pay the lender back. In essence, the vehicle is not truly yours until the loan has been paid off.
Along with insurance write offs which will provide information on when Cat A was issued, this report will tell you if the car has been scrapped.
This is included in Check Car Details free MOT history report. This data is derived from the DVLA site and will provide you with important information which may influence you to purchase a vehicle. Look out of suspension, break disk wear and tear. Tyres are most commonly referened in MOT history reports as they are most easily worn out. Mileage will be shown at each MOT check too.
Previous owners will be shown on our report. Why is this important? In our opinion, it can go both ways. Car owners can drive calmy or rough, the more owners, the more risk that there could be more wear and tear. Reports will not show you the number of passengers, the gender or age of the previous owner. It's a simple count. Most cars with less owners can be more expensive, you may be able to haggle better with lots of owners. Ensure that you match up the number of owners with the V5C registration book.
One of the biggest problems that the modern vehicles face is "mileage clocking". This is when a vehicle owner changes the mileage before sale, most commonly in new cars which are under financed or leased. The mileage check will ensure you will have a verified source which shows the last known mileage. This will tie into the MOT history of the vehicle. Ensure you pay attention to this detail.
DVLA will not allow any car checking service can provide you with the full VIN/Chasis details. Check Car Details service allows you to enter in the VIN of the vehicle and will tell you if it's a match with DVLA's database. It was common for stolen cars to have different VINs to what was originally registered with the car. Always check the VIN on the actual vehicle to match with the V5C registration booklet.
This will show you the number of log books issued to the registered owner at that time. A log book count may increase if an owner has lost the book. There is nothing usually to worry about but a larger number of log books may arise questions
Whilst there is nothing wrong with having an imported car, which is a car which was not registered or manufactured in the UK, it may affect your insurance. Be wary of any vehicles which have been exported as technically it has been sent abroad outside of the UK!
A colour change is the change of colour since manufacture, this can be done via workshops by wrapping or painting. DVLA must be informed of any colour changes so be careful if you see a colour change and this is not reflected in DVLA's database
Useful and free information provided by Check Car Details so you can see how heavy and the size of the vehicle. Particularly important if you live in an area with low bridges or weight limits.
For all you petrol heads, free information provided by our site to show you the performance of the car. Insurance and sometimes tax can be higher with high performance cars
Useful and free information to give you the size of the engine. All tied in with fuel economy and taxation
Vehicle data as provided by DVLA which will give you quick information about the car, such as number of seats, fuel type and gearbox information.
Find out the MPG of the vehicle as urban, extra urban and economy. The lower the number, the more it will cost you to run! See Running Costs for breakdowns.
Whilst most people won't pay attention to running costs, it is quite important financially to know what type of car you will end up purchasing on an affordability level. Free information provided by our service!
We currently have a climate emergency and emissions are hot topics in the general media. The emissions may influence your purchase for those environmentally friendly minded, but it will give an idea of what the emissions are. This will impact on the Road Tax cost as well as any levy that is found around the UK, such as the London Congestion Charge Zone or the Ultra Low Emissions Zone which will expand to the North and South Circular Roads in the upcoming years. Certainly, is one of the most important vehicle check in modern times.
Similar to SMMT details but with technical information provided about the car, such as the engine number.
One of the most costly things in life can be buying a used car. It's almost like a rights of passage. School. Study. Licence. Car. Work. Relationships. Buy another car as you got more money. Rent..house. Buy another car as the old one had dodgy suspension from a crash you had no idea about. Buy a house. Have kids.. you can end up buying so many cars in say 10 years. Thousands spent. And yet. You never knew the history. Don't make a mistake by blindly buying a used car. Get your instant car report from our site. Peace of mind. That's all we offer. https://www.checkcardetails.co.uk
Our peace of mind car checks comes from various sources to provide you with vehicle check reports. These sources provide guarantees which ensure the data you receive is correct and accurate at the time you purchase. See our sample car check report to see how simple and easily we can provide you with car check report.
To drive in the UK your vehicle must have an valid MOT, Have current vehicle tax, At least third party Car Insurance. Our Car check will ensure you meet these minimum requirements.
We'll provide you with your unique reference number following your purchase via email which will allow you to view the vehicle report from any device and anytime of the day.