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.

Top Tips to Safeguard Your Car from Theft
Top Tips to Safeguard Your Car from Theft

Explore Motorscan’s guide to safeguarding your vehicle to thwart those pesky car thieves and discover helpful insights and strategies from strategic parking to advanced security systems and your friendly neighbourhood watch!

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Rights when Buying a Used Car from Private, Trade and Auction
Rights when Buying a Used Car from Private, Trade and Auction

Understanding consumer rights is paramount in the intricate landscape of used car purchasing. The Consumer Rights Act of 2015 lays the foundation, with the Misrepresentation Act adding depth, so in this article, Motorscan aims to shed light by navigating through these legal intricacies, covering history checks, dealerships and private seller purchases, as well as online acquisitions through online car supermarket platforms!

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Guide to Verifying A Car’s Odometer
Guide to Verifying A Car’s Odometer

In our comprehensive mileage guide, Motorscan explores the basics of checking the odometer reading to utilising essential tools like our vehicle history reports. We’ll also delve into the importance of inspecting maintenance and service records, discuss how mileage correlates with wear and tear, and highlight the crucial step of seeking a professional inspection before parting with your hard-earned money!

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Buying a High-Mileage Car
Buying a High-Mileage Car

High-mileage cars can provide value and reliability, but caution is needed if you don’t want to land yourself a lemon. So, Motorscan’s guide explores what you need to do to help you assess vehicle condition, understand the miles and maintenance history, and make a confident purchase, whether saving money, reducing your environmental impact, or seeking a dependable ride!

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Online Car Valuations
Online Car Valuations

Motorscan’s latest guide explores the best online tools and resources to discover your vehicle’s value and to help you maximise its worth. We explore the different online resources, separating the no-fuss car valuation websites from those offering to auction, advertise or buy your car, and we’ll help you achieve the best price possible when selling your vehicle with Motorscan’s top tips!

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Finding Your Car’s VIN for Free
Finding Your Car’s VIN for Free

Explore the world of VINs – the automotive fingerprint. These alphanumeric codes are invaluable for registration and history checks, so we’ll guide you through locating a VIN for free, revealing where to find them, and we’ll unlock the secrets of these mystifying codes that can distinguish the car of your dreams from potential clones, ensuring you make the right choice!

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Step-by-Step Guide to Handling a Car Crash
Step-by-Step Guide to Handling a Car Crash

Knowing what to do is essential in the unexpected event of a car accident. Motorscan is here to guide you through the steps, from when to involve the Police to the critical motoring details to exchange. With our comprehensive guide of invaluable information, you can confidently navigate the aftermath, no matter if your emotions are running high!

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How to Get Your Vehicle Winter-Ready
How to Get Your Vehicle Winter-Ready

Winter’s arrival presents unique challenges for your vehicle; from icy roads to freezing temperatures, preparing your car is crucial for safety. So, arm yourself with Motorscan’s comprehensive winter guide, offering essential winter driving tips and don’t wait until it’s too late. Get your car ready for winter now to confidently navigate the chilly season!

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A Comprehensive Guide to Electric Car Finance
A Comprehensive Guide to Electric Car Finance

Whether you’re an electric vehicle enthusiast or just starting to explore the market, Motorscan’s article is your ultimate guide to financing your new electric car, plus we explore the pros and cons of owning an electric vehicle to give you all the information at hand before deciding an electric car is right for you!

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Comprehensive Review of HPI Check: Are they worth it?
Comprehensive Review of HPI Check: Are they worth it?

When buying a used car, it’s crucial to research its history, and HPI is certainly a trusted resource for this purpose. So, Motorscan has been delving into the advantages and limitations of HPI checks, aiming to provide a comprehensive overview, and we explore an alternative solution to ensure you get the most value for your investment!

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How to Navigate Unrecorded Write-Offs in the UK Used Car Market
How to Navigate Unrecorded Write-Offs in the UK Used Car Market

Discovering the hidden risks of unrecorded write-offs in the used car market, Motorscan has been exploring these Category U vehicles to bring you our guide on what unrecorded write-offs are, why they matter, and how to protect yourself, empowering you to make better choices and avoid those pitfalls!

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Drive Smart: Discover the 5 Benefits of A Car History Check
Drive Smart: Discover the 5 Benefits of A Car History Check

When it comes to purchasing a used car, knowledge is your best friend and at Motorscan, we firmly believe in the power of a comprehensive car history check. So, allow us to navigate you in the right direction with our latest article highlighting five compelling reasons why conducting a vehicle check can steer you away from a financial pitfall!

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CarGurus: How reliable are their Car History Checks?
CarGurus: How reliable are their Car History Checks?

CarGurus is a prominent online automotive marketplace offering a wide selection of used vehicles for buyers with some great tools to help you decide. But do they carry out any checks on the cars they allow advertised, and how reliable and comprehensive are they? Motorscan has been learning all about the brand, exploring CarGurus’ car checks and bringing you tips on how to stay safe!

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Understanding Factors that Impact Car Valuations in the UK
Understanding Factors that Impact Car Valuations in the UK

Achieving the best price possible for your car is a goal we all want to achieve when it comes to selling. With Motorscan’s comprehensive guide, you can discover the key factors that influence car valuations and learn how to maximise your selling price. We also delve into some of the brands that retain their value and those that may fall short in the resale market.

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How to find out who owns a car
How to find out who owns a car

Nowadays, information is usually accessed at the click of a button, but obtaining personal data about a vehicle’s registered keeper is a little more complex. Motorscan has been exploring this issue to set out how vehicle keeper information is protected, how you can access it and if you have reasonable cause to do so!

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Fix mistakes on your MOT certificate
Fix mistakes on your MOT certificate

Fixing mistakes on your MOT certificate is essential to ensure accurate documentation of your vehicle’s roadworthiness. Whether it’s a typographical error, an incorrect date, or a genuine oversight, addressing these discrepancies promptly is crucial.

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How reliable are Autotrader’s Car History Checks?
How reliable are Autotrader’s Car History Checks?

Autotrader’s car history checks promise transparency in used car transactions, so Motorscan has been scrutinising the reliability of these checks, exploring their accuracy, comprehensiveness, and dependability compared to alternatives, empowering you to make informed decisions and avoid financial headaches when buying used cars!

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How to Get Valuable Information from a Car Registration
How to Get Valuable Information from a Car Registration

It’s pretty amazing that when armed with just a car’s registration, you can access a multitude of information relating to that particular vehicle, including historical data. Here, Motorscan explores how you can access this valuable information and tips to interpret the data to get the best out of it, whether buying or selling!

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DVLA Checks vs Car History Checks
DVLA Checks vs Car History Checks

Embark on a journey with us by exploring the distinctions between a DVLA and a Motorscan car check. We explore the variations, including information sources and the differences in the depth of data, providing a clear understanding and equipping you with everything you need to perform valuable research before buying a used car.

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Buying a car on Gumtree
Buying a car on Gumtree

In this comprehensive guide, we provide expert advice to ensure a safe and successful experience when purchasing a used car from Gumtree. From conducting thorough research and verifying seller credibility to arranging inspections, performing vehicle history checks, and negotiating prices, our step-by-step approach empowers buyers to make informed decisions.

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