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Free Car Check

Enter your registration number / number plate below to make a free vehicle enquiry.

Get a Full Check

Includes DVLA tax and mot check, performance data, registration details and technical specifications.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is my tax and MOT due?

Enter your vehicle registration to check the tax and MOT expiry date of a vehicle. A free car check also includes other information such as make, model, colour & more.

How can I check the MOT history of a vehicle?

Use our free MOT check service to view all MOT tests. MOT history includes mileage readings and all advisory/failure notices recorded by the tester.

Why is my vehicle information incorrect?

When completing a number plate check, It can sometimes take up to 5 days for any changes to be reflected on the DVLA database. This includes road tax and MOT expiry dates.

Should I buy a full car history check?

More than 25% of vehicles checked this month were written off.

If you are considering buying or selling a vehicle, you should buy a car history check. Completing a full reg check helps to protect against the risks of buying a car with a hidden history.

Why should I use this service instead of the GOV.UK Vehicle Tax service?

Our free check includes more information than the GOV.UK vehicle tax service.

Find out even more about a vehicle, such as perfomance specifications and fuel economy figures which aren't available on the GOV.UK site. You can also check if the vehicle is recorded as stolen for free after creating an account.

How do I pay my road tax online?

You can pay your road tax online using the GOV.UK vehicle tax service.

You'll need the reminder letter (V11), V5C registration document (V5C) or new keeper slip given to you by the previous owner. Without at least one of these documents, you won't be able to pay your road tax online.

Vehicle History Check

If you're buying a car, check it doesn't have a hidden history with our car history check. Reports are available on iOS, Android or on our website.

  • Outstanding Finance
  • Stolen vehicle enquiry
  • Written off status
  • Scrapped status
  • Imported or Exported
  • Previous number plate check
  • Technical Specifications
  • Keeper History

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A number plate check protects you against the risks of buying a car with a hidden history.

Car History Check

Included Data

A free car check includes over 20 fields of information about a vehicle. This is available directly on our website or via our iOS and Android apps.

  • DVLA Reg Check
  • Vehicle Make & Model
  • Fuel Type
  • Vehicle Colour
  • Engine Size
  • Year of Manufacture
  • DVLA Tax & MOT Expiry
  • Vehicle Type
  • Emissions
  • Keeper History
  • Road Tax Costs
  • MOT History

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Stay Legal

To drive your vehicle in the UK, it needs to meet the following requirements:

  • Have current vehicle tax
  • Have a valid MOT
  • At least third party Car Insurance

By performing a free vehicle enquiry, you can check the data held by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and ensure you meet these minimum requirements.

Just enter your registration.

Use the MOT check service to check the current MOT status of a vehicle.

You can also check if your vehicle has valid insurance by using the askMID Website.

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