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  • Checks from just £2.00
  • Instant results tell you:
  • Is it Written Off?
  • Is it Stolen?

Reports can show the following Information

Written Off

Included in all checks

Stolen Check

Included in all checks

How Many Owners

Included in all checks

Import / Export

Included in all checks

Mileage Records

Optional Extra


Not in Basic Check

Finance Check

Optional Extra

Extra Free Services included in your check

VIN Check

Included in all checks

Online Report

Included in all checks

Print-friendly Report

Included in all checks

Great Support

Included in all checks

Who Are Instant Car Check, and where do they get information From?

Instant Car Check

We are a vehicle checking company, you can check the history of any vehicle simply by entering the vehicle registration Plate. Our easy to use service will allow you to purchase a vehicle history report from our range of products. Our payment methods will allow you to pay quickly and securely using a debit card, credit card or by using PayPal.

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 3 still has outstanding finance (car loan), 1 in 11 have a mileage discrepancy, 1 in 250 are scrapped (Yes, SCRAPPED!), 1 in 4 has had a number plate change.


Our optional Finance Checks are supplied by HPI™ Check. If a finance record is found you will be given the name of the finance company, the finance agreement start date and a finance companies specific reference number for the finance agreement.

1 in 3 vehicles checked still has outstanding finance (car loan), for the small cost of an Instant Car Check optional finance check you could make sure that you have checked for outstanding finance on your vehicle.
HPI™ is a registered trade mark of HPI Limited.


Our vehicle information comes direct from the DVLA. Check and validate the vehicle VIN / Engine numbers etc. from within your report.

The Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) have on record details such as vehicle colour changes, if the vehicle has been imported and/or exported, and registration plate changes such as private number plates and cherished transfers. We get this information plus a great deal more and display on your Instant Car Check Report.

National Mileage Register

Our optional mileage check will look through records from the National Mileage Register (an HPI™ company) and can include records from the NMR, British Vehicle Rental and leasing Association, the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency, Main Dealer (Manufacturer) and members of Trade associations.

For each record you will get the source, the date the mileage has been recorded and the Mileage recorded at the time. The records are put in date order for you to examine and cross reference against the vehicles MOT and service records.
HPI™ is a registered trade mark of HPI Limited.

Some other helpful advice and tips

Protect against buying a written off car with a car data check

Having bought a used car without having done an Instant 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 Instant Car 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 range of innovative mobile app's.

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 72 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.

InstantCarCheck is partnered with award winning vehicle history experts, HPI

Together we bring you a vehicle history check you can trust. This means that you can buy your next used car with confidence.

HPI Logo CarDealer Power 2021
  • Of the cars we check
    Cars which hide something

    1 in 3

    has a hidden history

  • Of the cars we check
    Cars which hide something


    cars per day have a mileage discrepancy

  • Of the cars we check
    Cars which hide something

    1 in 4

    has had a plate change

  • Of the cars we check
    Cars which hide something


    per day are identified as currently stolen

  • Of the cars we check
    Cars which hide something


    per day are uncovered as insurance write-offs

  • Of the cars we check
    Cars which hide something

    1 in 3

    is still on finance

Statistics based on cars checked by HPI Ltd 2019