Car ownership 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.

How to Share Your Driving Licence Details
How to Share Your Driving Licence Details

In this Motorscan guide, we navigate the fine line between safety and privacy in driving licence verification. Identifying who needs checks and detailing the process, we provide insights to confidently manage and understand licence data​

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Checking Driver’s Licences with the DVLA
Checking Driver’s Licences with the DVLA

Navigating the complexities of checking driver’s licenses can be challenging, particularly when balancing safety and privacy. In Motorscan’s comprehensive guide, we explore license verification, examining who requires checks and uncovering the essential steps in the process. From gathering necessary details to understanding the data, we unravel the vital insights you need to take!

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Can You Insure 2 Cars in Your Name?
Can You Insure 2 Cars in Your Name?

Insuring multiple cars under one name is both practical and cost-effective. Multi-car insurance policies offer significant discounts, streamlined management, and the convenience of a single policy for all vehicles.

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How Long Does It Take For Insurance To Show On AskMID?
How Long Does It Take For Insurance To Show On AskMID?

Navigating the complexities of vehicle insurance can be challenging, especially when it comes to understanding how quickly your policy details appear on the Motor Insurance Database (MID) in the UK. Our guide provides a detailed exploration of the typical timeframe within which insurance information is reflected on AskMID, the UK’s central record of insured vehicles.

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Guide to Free Motorbike Reg Check in the UK
Guide to Free Motorbike Reg Check in the UK

When buying a used motorbike, conducting thorough checks is essential for a safe and satisfactory purchase. This guide delves into the critical aspects of free bike checks, offering insights and practical advice for potential buyers in the UK. It aims to equip readers with the knowledge and tools necessary to make well-informed decisions in the dynamic motorbike market.

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Can You Get Learner Driver Insurance After An Accident?
Can You Get Learner Driver Insurance After An Accident?

In the UK, after an accident, learner drivers might face challenges in obtaining insurance. It’s vital for them to disclose their accident history and choose between short-term and long-term insurance based on their needs. Securing coverage may involve higher premiums and consulting with brokers for the best options.

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Driving Without a Number Plate
Driving Without a Number Plate

In the United Kingdom, the presence of a number plate on a vehicle is not just a formality; it’s a critical legal requirement. This article explores the significance of number plates, outlines the legal standards they must meet, and discusses the consequences of non-compliance.

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Factory Fitted Options vs Standard Options
Factory Fitted Options vs Standard Options

Ever wondered what sets factory fitted options apart from standard ones in cars? This article breaks it down for you. We’re talking about how these choices affect your wallet, your car’s future worth, and how you can make your car really ‘yours’.

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A Guide to Selling Your Car
A Guide to Selling Your Car

Selling your car can be complex, with crucial steps like document preparation and DVLA notifications. So, in our latest guide, Motorscan offers valuable insights, whether you’re selling for the first time or seeking to perfect your car-selling skills. From establishing trust with buyers and presenting service histories to navigating legal intricacies, our guide equips you for a smooth and successful transaction!

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Can Learner Drivers Drive At Night?
Can Learner Drivers Drive At Night?

Navigating the rules for learner drivers can be challenging, especially when it comes to night driving. This article explores the regulations and safety considerations for learner drivers driving at night, offering essential guidance to ensure compliance with the law and prioritizing safety for both the learner and other road users.

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Are You Insured If You Borrow Someone Else’s Car?
Are You Insured If You Borrow Someone Else’s Car?

Understanding insurance coverage is crucial when borrowing a car. This guide explores UK car insurance nuances, including policy specifics, personal coverage implications, and temporary insurance solutions, ensuring you’re legally and safely covered when driving a vehicle that isn’t yours.

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What Happens If A Learner Driver Is Caught Speeding in the UK?
What Happens If A Learner Driver Is Caught Speeding in the UK?

In the UK, if a learner driver is caught speeding, they face penalties similar to fully licensed drivers, including fines, points on their provisional licence, and possible revocation of their licence, delaying their eligibility for a full licence.

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Car Specifications by Registration Plate
Car Specifications by Registration Plate

Uncover the mysteries of your vehicle’s identity with Motorscan’s car specification check, using just your car’s registration. Whether you’re verifying details before purchasing or exploring your car’s unique features, Motorscan’s registration check delivers vital technical data, including standard factory-fitted features and more—empowering you with a comprehensive understanding!

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Can You Drive A SORN Car To MOT Without Insurance?
Can You Drive A SORN Car To MOT Without Insurance?

In the UK, navigating the legalities of driving a SORN car to an MOT test is crucial. This guide clarifies insurance requirements, preparations for the journey, and potential penalties for non-compliance, helping car owners comply with UK law and prioritize road safety in this specific scenario.

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Guide to UK Speeding Fines and Penalties
Guide to UK Speeding Fines and Penalties

At Motorscan, we know that the thrill of driving can occasionally tempt drivers to push beyond speed limits, so it makes sense for drivers to be well-versed in the rules, fines, and consequences if they’re caught speeding. Join us as we explore the complexities of speeding fines and navigate the penalties for exceeding legal limits. We’ll also unwrap the essential information, including grounds for appeal and the all-important vital process!

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Step-by-Step Guide to SORN Your Car
Step-by-Step Guide to SORN Your Car

Unsure how to handle your car when it’s unused or too costly to repair? SORN offers a solution, and Motorscan has been on the case to unravel its intricacies, delving into when you need SORN, its costs, insurance and tax implications, and how to get your car back on the road again if and when the time comes!

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A Guide To Understanding A V5C Document
A Guide To Understanding A V5C Document

Explore the crucial role of the V5C logbook with Motorscan’s comprehensive guide, covering everything from its purpose and vital information to steps to take if it goes missing. We’ll unravel everything you didn’t know, from learning about updating details and ordering replacements to the importance of the V5C in transactions and ownership changes!

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How Motorcycle History Checks Help Bikers
How Motorcycle History Checks Help Bikers

Finding your perfect ride in the thrilling world of motorcycle ownership is an exhilarating journey. Meticulous research and attention to detail are vital to making the right choice. So, with Motorscan’s comprehensive guide covering everything from understanding a motorcycle’s history to verifying ownership, mileage, and more, read on for the only roadmap you’ll ever need!

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Guide To Understanding No Claims Discount
Guide To Understanding No Claims Discount

Dive into the secrets of no-claims discounts with Motorscan’s comprehensive guide—an invaluable resource for substantial insurance savings. Explore the intricacies and myths, and maximise your discounts. Learn how to protect your bonus and understand discount limits. From fault claims to building your bonus and using it on multiple cars, find answers to all your no-claims queries!

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When’s the best time to renew your car insurance
When’s the best time to renew your car insurance

Renewing car insurance, an annual task many dread, becomes seamless with Motorscan’s newest guide. We simplify the process, helping you discover the ideal time to renew, exploring options to sidestep expensive renewals and uncover the factors shaping premiums. Plus, read on to discover our helpful tips for reducing premiums!

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