Find out if your vehicle has a hidden past

With over 80+ data points, check if this vehicle has been written off, stolen or is on finance.

34% of cars we checked in May failed our checks

With over 2,000,000+ scans completed you're in safe hands

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Why motorscan?

We make it easy to find the history of a car

Finding a car's history has never been easier with motorscan. Enter your car's registration number to find out its technical specification, tax, mot history and more for free. Our premium car check will tell you if a car is on finance, written-off, imported or stolen.

Car Finance Check

Buying a car with outstanding finance can be an expensive mistake, avoid this by upgrading your car check

Write-off Check

How can you tell if a car is an insurance write off? We scan insurance databases to uncover if a car has been in an accident

Stolen Check

Get the assurance that you aren't buying someone else's property. Stolen car checks can help avoid that costly mistake

Keeper History

How owners has it had? Frequent owner changes? Our vehicle keeper history check can uncover that information instantly

Import/Export Check

Is the vehicle an import? Is the vehicle running on cloned plates while being marked as exported? Check its history before you buy

MOT History Check

Get the vehicle's MOT status, history and detailed analysis of tests completed. Find out if its been maintained properly or neglected

Instant car checks

Thorough Car Checks

All the vital vehicle information you need before you buy a car. We check vehicles against multiple databases including DVLA Vehicle checking service, Experian, MIAFTR insurance database and the PNC in just seconds.

Ever wondered how much BHP, top speed or what the 0-60mph time is for your vehicle? Enter your car reg number in our free car check to find out more.
Find out how many miles any car has done using our mileage timeline tool. We'll also let you know it's last mileage reading and if the odometer has ever been tampered with.
While custom number plates can be used for personalisation purposes, they can also be used to mask a vehicle's past. We display all the number plates a car has been associated with.
The cost of running a vehicle can easily skyrocket, our free car check and paid reports inform you how much it will cost to tax a car, fuel costs and insurance costs.

Search your vehicle for free

All the vital vehicle information you need before you buy a car at a glance. We check your vehicle against multiple databases including DVLA Vehicle checking service, Experian, MIAFTR insurance database and the PNC.

24% of cars we checked in October had outstanding finances
Cheap car check

Simple and straightforward pricing

We know buying a car is not easy and that's why our pricing is simple and straight to the point just like our car checks. The initial car check is FREE and no purchase is necessary. Upgrade for a peace of mind.

Single Car Check

£8.99

Buying a used car? We recommend you check the history of the vehicle you're about to purchase.

Whats included
  • Finance check by Experian
  • Vehicle Keeper History
  • Written-Off Check
  • Stolen Check
  • Imported/Export Check
  • Plate Changes
  • £30,000 data guarantee
  • +50 other Data points

5 Multi Car Check

£24.99

/ £4.99 each

If you're looking at multiple vehicles, we recommend you purchase a multi car check

Whats included
  • Same as single check, just cheaper
  • Valid for a year
  • £30,000 data guarantee
  • Incredible value
Why motorscan?

Highly recommended by our customers

With over 1,000,000+ scans completed and a £30,000 peace of mind data guaranteee see why our customers love us

News and guides

Car buying news and guides

Looking to buy a new car? Our buying and car checking guides will help you cover all aspects of buying your car and how to maintain it. Make sure you read them before you make that important decision.

December 3, 2020

2021 Guide to ULEZ and Clean air zones emission standards

Everything you need to know about ULEZ and Clean air zone. Is your vehicle compliant? Do you have an older vehicle that may need to be replaced?

December 1, 2020

Types of available car finance

Car finance is a process that allows you to spread the cost of a new or used car. We breakdown the common ways to finance your next car.

November 24, 2020

How to find out if a car is stolen? Read our guide to find out more

How to find out if a car is stolen? Read our guide to find out more

Vehicle registration checks

Frequently asked questions

arrow_forward_ios How much is my car's road tax?

Enter your reg on our free check tool. We will provide you with a breakdown cost for 6 or 12 months road tax including the insurance group.

Are you looking to find history mileage of a vehicle you are potentially looking to buy? Do you think the vehicle may have a mileage anomaly ?

Motorscan provides a report which not only shows mileage records but the MOT history at each service with its recorded miles at the time. Don’t get caught out with high costs by a vehicle with mileage anomaly.

The Motorscan full vehicle history check will provide you with alerts of any outstanding finance on a vehicle. Check out our car finance guide to understand different types of finance and what to do if the vehicle you are looking to purchase has outstanding finance.

Visit ASKMid and enter your registration plate to find out! The data comes directly from the Motor insurance database. You can also check this directly on the free car check page, click on the AskMid button via the free vehicle check report.