Salvage History Check

    UK salvage and auction history check by entering the registration number

    Check the salvage history of any UK vehicle to find out if the car was sold at a salvage auction. Details including pictures, salvage location, damage category, retail value and description of the damage will be included.

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    Free salvage check without additional cost with our Gold and Full check reports holding well over 2.6 million record.

    Our salvage check service includes:

    Get free salvage check with our reports which includes all the information listed below

    • Retail value
    • Auction sale date
    • Salvage location
    • Salvage category
    • Salvage description
    • Salvage auction pictures

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    What is a Salvage Check?

    When a vehicle has been accidently damaged, written off, stolen and then recovered or even disposed by the owner, majority of the vehicles will be sent to a salvage company who will auction the car for sale.

    The salvage check will provide information on the damages on the vehicle which will be useful in many ways, it helps you understand the write off status as well as the repairs made to the vehicle.

    How do you check if a car has been salvaged?

    Our site has exclusive partnership with a company which provides well over 2.6 million records of vehicles which have been sold at auction by a salvage company. In order to see this data, simply enter the registration number on our website, scroll down and purchase Gold report or a Full report. The icon “Salvage History Check” which will give you a summary of the salvage details as well as a link to view more details and pictures, which will open in a new window.

    Are salvage cars worth buying?

    As with many write off vehicles, a salvage car will always be priced lower than a non write off car. You can end up buying an incredibly cheap car compared to other used cars, however your insurance may be affected by the salvage title. It is worth checking the extent of the damage. VOSA will never allow a damaged car with an write off category which is dangerous for the road.

    Can I drive a salvage car?

    A vehicle that has been salvaged cannot be driven on the road, nor can it be taxed or insured. Once repairs have been made. In order to transport a salvage car, it must be towed.

    Can I register a salvage car with the DVLA?

    Contact DLVA DVLA to register your Salvage car to be fit for the road.

    What are the different salvage categories and what do they mean?

    The categories are created and used by insurers, DVSA, Police to inform DVLA and Motor Insurance Anti-Fraud Theft Register (MIAFTR) on the extent of the damage.

    • A (Scrap) Inspected and declared unsuitable and beyond repair, must be crushed with no parts being removed, vehicle will be considered as waste.
    • B (Break) Inspected and declared unsuitable and beyond repair, usable parts can be recycled or sold off, vehicle will be considered as waste.
    • S (Repairable Structural) Inspected and declared suitable for repair. Vehicle has sustained damage to the part of structural frame, chassis and the insurer/owner has decided not to repair the vehicle.
    • N (Repairable Non- Structural) Inspected and declared suitable for repair. Vehicle has not sustained damage to the part of structural frame, chassis and the insurer/owner has decided not to repair the vehicle.This may mean steering, suspension or other non frame issues exist.
    • U (Not owned by insurance company, not logged in MIAFTR
    • X (No record of damage and not on HPI)

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