Car Check

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.

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What is included in a car check?

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.

Latest guides about car check

Car Checks

August 2, 2021

Why do I need to do a car check before I buy a used car? 

It’s always important to do a car check before buying one.

August 2, 2021

What checks should I do on my car - full guide

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.

July 31, 2021

Car check - what does it entail

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.

More on car checks

Want to know more about car checks? Check out our guides. Get help with previous owner checks, write-off checks, outstanding finance checks and more.

Accident Check
Accident Check
Write-Off Check
Write-Off Check
MIAFTR Check
MIAFTR Check
VIN Check
VIN Check
Previous Owner Check
Previous Owner Check
Registration Car Check
Registration Car Check
Technical Specification Check
Technical Specification Check
Factory Fitted Features Check
Factory Fitted Features Check
Outstanding Finance Check
Outstanding Finance Check
Mileage Check
Mileage Check
Salvage Car Auction Check
Salvage Car Auction Check
Scrapped Car Check
Scrapped Car Check
Colour Change Car Check
Colour Change Car Check
Car Performance Stats Check
Car Performance Stats Check
BHP Check
BHP Check
Running Costs Check
Running Costs Check
Insurance Group Check
Insurance Group Check
MotorScore Check
MotorScore Check
Plate Changes Check
Plate Changes Check
Published January 30, 2024 by Zoe Hicks | Last reviewed February 4, 2024 by Jonathan McDonald