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.

Previous Owner Check
Previous Owner Check

Contents How do I Check the Number of Previous Owners?What does the Previous Owner Check show?How to find out who Owns a Car?How many previous Owners is too many? How do I Check the Number of Previous Owners? Through our premium vehicle check, there is a section called ‘Ownership History’ where it’s effortless to see […]

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Car write off check
Car write off check

Contents What is an Insurance Write-Off?What are the types of Write-Off Categories?Why should you check to see if a Vehicle is Written Off?How to Check if a Car has been in an Accident?What information does a Write-Off Check include?Should you buy a vehicle that has been Written Off? What is an Insurance Write-Off? This occurs […]

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Outstanding car finance check
Outstanding car finance check

Contents What is Outstanding Finance?How to Check if a Car is on Finance?What are the Risks of Buying a Car still on Finance?How to settle a Car if you have Finance?What are the types of Outstanding Finance?What information does an Outstanding Finance Check show? What is Outstanding Finance? Put simply; outstanding finance is when someone […]

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Free Bike Check
Free Bike Check

What’s included in a Free Bike Check? Using motorscan’s free online free bike checker you can view the following information: Tax status / Tax prices MOT status and MOT history MOT statistics Mileage history Mileage anomalies Performance statistics Technical specifications Running costs Insurance group ULEZ Check When the logbook was updated Where the bike was […]

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Servicing and Maintaining a Car: Everything you need to know
Servicing and Maintaining a Car: Everything you need to know

If you’ve just bought your very first car or maybe have had the luxury of a maintained company car, you might be forgiven for the lack of knowledge you have on what responsible car owners need to know. We aim to steer you through the world of car servicing and maintenance to arm you with everything you need to know.

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Guide to GAP Insurance: What is it and Do you need it?
Guide to GAP Insurance: What is it and Do you need it?

For many of us, GAP insurance is perhaps not something we’re too familiar with and certainly, most of us wouldn’t know what it is or whether we need it. This guide is designed to uncover all the information you need to make an informed decision on whether GAP insurance is something you really can’t afford to be without when it comes to your pride and joy.

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The guide to buying a car online safely
The guide to buying a car online safely

We’ve put together our ultimate guide to buying your next vehicle online whether it’s through one of the new online delivery car sellers or from a private seller advertising on eBay. We’ll help you make sure you purchase your next car safely so that you’ll be cruising around very soon with a smile on your face.

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2021 Ultimate Guide to Car Insurance
2021 Ultimate Guide to Car Insurance

Most of us look to obtain the cheapest car insurance possible for the cover we’re after, and the easiest way to do this is to visit a car insurance comparison site. Read our guide on how to get cheap car insurance

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Car Tax Checker
Car Tax Checker

Find out how much it costs to tax your car using our free car checker. Enter your car reg to find out its tax and mot status + car history for free.

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MOT History Checker
MOT History Checker

View your MOT history for free along with complimentary running costs and a mileage timeline. Find out when your next is MOT is due.

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2021 Guide to ULEZ and Clean air zones emission standards
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?

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How to pass your car’s next MOT
How to pass your car’s next MOT

We all want to make sure our vehicle passes MOT the first time round.

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Types of available car finance
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.

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What does clocked mileage mean? Guide to rolled back cars
What does clocked mileage mean? Guide to rolled back cars

When it comes to buying a second-hand car almost everything impacts it’s value.

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Checking how many owners a vehicle has had
Checking how many owners a vehicle has had

When it comes to buying a second-hand car, it’s important to check the history of the vehicle to make sure there are no red flags.

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How to check if a car is stolen? Guide to stolen car checks
How to check if a car is stolen? Guide to stolen car checks

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

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What is an car insurance write-off? Guide to CAT A, B, C, D, N
What is an car insurance write-off? Guide to CAT A, B, C, D, N

In this guide we will explain everything you need to know about written off cars

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A guide to the MOT Test
A guide to the MOT Test

If you own and use a vehicle on the road it is your responsibility to ensure this vehicle is maintained and kept in a condition that deems it roadworthy at all times.

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