Vehicle check

Buy your car with confidence

Comprehensive car checks from just £6

Why get your car history check with us?

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    No waiting around
    Once you’ve bought your report, you’ll get the results instantly. And we’ll also email you a copy.
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    Multi-check option
    If you're looking at more than one used car, you can check 5 for only £6 per vehicle.
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    Our promise
    We guarantee you up to £30,000 to cover any inaccuracies in your report.*

Our vehicle check tells you about

  • Outstanding car finance or loans

  • Reported as stolen

  • Insurance write-offs

  • Incorrect mileage

  • Number of previous owners

  • Number plate transfers

  • Scrapped by the DVLA

  • Registration certificate (V5C) match

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) match

  • Logbook information verification

  • Imported or exported

  • Over 72 other pieces of information

Want to know what it'll look like?

Check out a sample report.

Why do I need to get a vehicle check?

Buying a second hand car can be a tricky business - it's almost impossible to tell a vehicle's past just by looking at it. Once you've found the car you want, getting its history checked out can avoid any nasty surprises down the line, and give you reassurance before you buy.


Of the cars we check, we've found that:

  • 1 in 3 has a hidden history
  • 74 are cars identified as stolen daily
  • 1,771 a day are an insurance write-off
  • 1 in 3 has outstanding debt
  • The average amount of finance on a car is £11k
  • 1 in 16 has a mileage discrepancy

Statistics based on cars checked by HPI® Ltd in 2017.


Outstanding finance

Nearly two thirds of new vehicles are bought using a finance agreement each year - which have to be paid off before they can be sold. HPI holds information on over 7 million current finance agreements and can check your car against them.


Cars can be written off as a total loss by an insurer after an accident, damage or theft. Although they can legitimately be allowed back on the road, almost half are beyond repair.

Stolen cars

We check the Police National Computer (PCN) register for stolen vehicles. You shouldn't buy a car listed on here as you stand to lose it - along with the money you paid for it.

Good to know
HPI Limited 

Our vehicle checks are provided by HPI Limited. HPI is a Solera Company. 'HPI' and the HPI logo are registered trademarks of HPI Limited. Registered office 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8AF. Registered in England number 4068979.

The AA trademark and logo are used under licence from AA Brand Management Limited. The AA isn’t responsible for any goods and services provided by third parties under licence.

*HPI guarantee

If vital information is missed from the car check report, we'll refund you any financial loss up to the value of £30,000. 

Read a summary of the car check report guarantee.

Our Ts&Cs tell you what is and isn’t included in our car checks, and contains information about your car check guarantee (the HPI guarantee). 
Find out all about car checks and see a glossary of terms here
Call now to get a new car check or update an existing one

0113 2222 012

Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm.


Or get in touch with us if you've got a question.

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