Conducting car checks is essential when purchasing a used car as they provide valuable information about a vehicle's past, including its ownership history, accident history, mileage and service records and running costs.
They can also tell you if the car has been stolen or has outstanding finance. Motorscan has compiled a substantive library of guides and articles to help you understand car checking and how conducting these checks can help you invest in a reliable and safe vehicle, prevent potential future problems, and provide complete peace of mind.
It’s always important to do a car check before buying one.
To maximize the life and performance of your vehicle, here is a list of items you should check depending on the time and season. Some of these parts of your vehicle should be checked regularly, and others only in the long run. Be sure to follow your vehicle's maintenance schedule and service interval record.
A car check will tell you whether the VRM and VIN correspond to DVLA records. If they don’t, there could be several problems with the vehicle.