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Car History Check

Enter the vehicle registration to check the history of a vehicle.

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Get a car history check with £30k data guarantee, logbook loans check and outstanding finance check for your total peace of mind.

Nearly a quarter of vehicles checked were written off.
Nearly a third of vehicles checked had number plate changes.
Over a tenth of vehicles checked had outstanding debts.
Source: Statistics from vehicle checks completed on cartaxcheck.co.uk for 2022.

What’s Included in a Car History Check?

When you need the confidence to make your next car-buying decision, opt for our full car history check. Don’t skip steps when you check the history of a car or you could end up on the hook for outstanding debt. Our car history check can protect you from making a costly mistake.

Full Check£9.99

  • Outstanding Finance
  • £30,000 Data Guarantee
  • Log Book Loans Check
  • Written Off
  • Stolen
  • Previous Plates
  • Previous Colours
  • Imported/Exported
  • Scrapped
  • Vehicle Identity
  • Tax & MOT Expiry Dates
  • Vehicle Specification
  • Performance
  • Running Costs
  • Fuel Costs (CPM)
  • Running Costs (MPG)
  • Mileage Check
  • MOT History
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Partial Check£1.99

  • Outstanding Finance
  • £30,000 Data Guarantee
  • Log Book Loans Check
  • Written Off
  • Stolen
  • Previous Plates
  • Previous Colours
  • Imported/Exported
  • Scrapped
  • Vehicle Identity
  • Tax & MOT Expiry Dates
  • Vehicle Specification
  • Performance
  • Running Costs
  • Fuel Costs (CPM)
  • Running Costs (MPG)
  • Mileage Check
  • MOT History
View a Sample

Free Check£0.00

  • Outstanding Finance
  • £30,000 Data Guarantee
  • Log Book Loans Check
  • Written Off
  • Stolen
  • Previous Plates
  • Previous Colours
  • Imported/Exported
  • Scrapped
  • Vehicle Identity
  • Tax & MOT Expiry Dates
  • Vehicle Specification
  • Performance
  • Running Costs
  • Fuel Costs (CPM)
  • Running Costs (MPG)
  • Mileage Check
  • MOT History
View a Sample

What do our customers say?

See what our customers have to say about our service.

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"For the price, it put my mind at rest on various points"
Kattoll - May 2022
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"Worth every penny an could save you thousands of pounds especially if you bought I vehicle without getting a report"
Paul - May 2022
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"Spotted a vehicle write off on the car I was going to buy saving me a lot of 💰."
Callum - May 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Why buy a vehicle history check?

Vehicle history checks tell you key information about the car you’re considering. From emissions to fuel consumption, you don’t want any surprises in day to day runnings. Beyond that, you want to avoid costly errors like taking on a car with existing finance. You’ll own any debt once those papers are signed. And it can be a real hassle in court to sort out after the fact. Our service offers an alternative to a HPI check to help protect against buying a vehicle with a hidden history.

How long does it take to check the history of a vehicle?

The report will be available on screen immediately after payment. You will also receive a PDF copy by email after completing your purchase.

What information is included in a vehicle history report?

All of our reports include records of write offs, stolen, scrapped, plate changes, colour changes & more. Additionally, it is possible to include an outstanding finance check if required. A sample report is also available to see what's included in a full report.

Will a vehicle history report include MOT history?

MOT and mileage history data is included in all history reports, however there is no need to pay to access this data. You can use our free car check service to check the MOT history of a vehicle free of charge. MOT tests completed in Northern Ireland are not currently included.

Can I get the name and address of the previous owners of a vehicle?

A vehicle history report will not include any personal information about the current or previous owners, including their name or address. If you have any specific questions about what information will be provided, please contact us before purchase.

What happens if no information is available for the vehicle?

If we are unable to provide a report, a full refund will be issued immediately. This is issued automatically and there is no need to contact us.