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Vehicle History and Data Checks

Instant Car Check provides vehicle checks and car history checks
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What information can we provide?
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NEW £30,000 Guarantee Included on all reports!
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Insurance write-off and Accident damage category
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Optional Outstanding Finance & Mileage history
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Reported as stolen to the Police
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Chassis / VIN number Validation & Check
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Colour & number plate change history
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Exported or scrapped
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From just £2.00 per check as a multi-pack
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Up to 72 points of information about your vehicle
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Instant View and Download - Get a Report Now
On Screen * Emailed PDF * Phone Support
Where Does our Information come from?
Our vehicle information comes direct from  the DVLA. Check and validate the vehicle VIN / Engine numbers etc. from within your report
Our optional mileage check will look through records from the NMR (HPI) and can include records from the NMR, BVRLA, DVLA, Manufacturer and Trade associations
Our optional Finance Checks are supplied by HPI Check and include the finance company, finance start date and a finance reference number if found.
Our Valuations come direct from Glass’s giving you a 5 Point valuation including current dealer price, trade in price and, and private price sell price.
What do we do here at Instant Car Check
Here at Instant Car Check, we check the history of vehicles and motorbikes and we aim to provide you with the answers you need when making what can be one of the biggest decisions of your life.
What is a Car Check and why is it important to check the history of a car? We provide hundreds of thousands of checks each year and here are some of what we have learnt:
  • 1 in 6 cars is an insurance write–off
  • 1 in 7 still has outstanding finance (car loan)
  • 1 in 20 have a mileage discrepancy
  • 1 in 250 are scrapped (Yes, SCRAPPED!)
  • 1 in 4 has had a number plate change

So what is the simple answer of why you need to do a vehicle history check? If the car you want to buy had any of those in its past, wouldn't you want to know?
Why use Instant Car Check to check vehicle history before you buy?
At Instant Car Check we are all about accurate data and we have a dedicated team of people collecting data from all available sources (DVLA, Police National Database, car manufacturers, insurance companies, finance houses etc). We bring all of this data into a clear, concise and accurate report for you to view instantly (there’s a reason we are called Instant Car Check) ensuring that you can make an educated choice as part of your car buying journey.
How do our Vehicle History Checks work?
First of all, you can do a free car check with us which will give you enough information to ensure that you are checking the correct vehicle. We offer a unique way of buying our reports in that we allow you to buy as little or as much of our data as you need. Why would you want to pay extra to check Finance history if the car is a category B write-off? Or worse still, scrapped or stolen! We allow you to buy the base report first, you can discover if the vehicle is one you want to pursue and, if it is, you can the buy a Finance check, a Mileage check or even choose to have a quality printed report sent to you!
What if I have questions?
We have a dedicated phone support line and instant chat on our website so that you can talk to a real person, ensuring you get the help and support that you need during this exciting journey of car ownership!
Get some great advice from our knowledge-base!
Insurance Categories
We get a number of enquiries regarding vehicle history checks. One of the most commonly asked questions recently is the confusion surrounding Insurance Category’s, what do they mean, what difference does it make when buying or selling a car or other vehicle, follow this link to find out more.
Euro NCAP explained
The NCAP safety rating is a Car Assessment Programme that grades vehicles on how safe they are, follow this link to read more.
Hidden Costs of Car Ownership
The initial cost of purchasing a car or other vehicle is not the only cost to consider, we have put together a list of some other items for you to consider. To read more click here.
Getting Value for Money
When you are looking to purchase a new vehicle there are many different options, Petrol/Diesel/Hybrid, depreciation costs, service history records, insurance groups and reliability, click here to read more.
Family Cars
Looking for a family car, read this article we have made to give you a list of considerations to make before you start your search. Click here to find our more.
Protect against buying a written off car with a car data check
Having bought a used car without having done a car check, some people find that some work needs doing on it. However, when it gets to the garage they find that it has, in fact, previously been in an accident. They then find out that the car was actually written off several years before. If they had come to Instant Car Check for a simple car registration check then we could have told them from the start that it had been written off by the insurance company. Every year, nearly half a million cars are written off by insurers, but some still manage to find their way back onto the road. By buying one of these cars you could be putting your safety and the safety of others at risk. Don't let that happen to you; a car data check is quick and will give you peace of mind when buying a used car.
An HP check could stop you from buying a stolen car
It's true; one of the many really useful features of a vehicle check from Instant Car Check is that it can tell you whether a car has been reported stolen to the Police. We receive information from the Police National Computer files and pass that information on to anyone performing a car registration check. If you don't do a car data check and then your car turns out to be stolen then you would lose your car and any money you paid for it. After the excitement of buying a car, the last thing you want is for it to be taken away again with no compensation.
You can trust a vehicle check from Instant Car Check
You know your car registration check is in good hands with Instant Car Check. We are powered and operated by CarweB Ltd, one of only a handful of companies approved by the DVLA to receive their bulk data. By performing a car data check with us, you know you're getting the most reliable and up-to-date car check data. Don't get caught out, do an Instant Car Check vehicle check today.
Perform a vehicle check on the go
It now couldn't be easier to do a car registration check thanks to our innovative mobile app. With our fantastic vehicle check app, you can perform a car data check wherever you are at the touch of a button, and still receive all the valuable information you require. The app includes a full registration and search history as well as giving you up to 83 fields of information per vehicle. You can also search by registration and check a VIN number. By using our car registration check app you can also receive great rewards, special offers and discount vouchers, making our vehicle check even better value for money. The car check app is available on both iPhone and Android phones, and integrates Facebook and Twitter sharing, so you can share your car data check information with everyone.