Car Previous Owner Check

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Vehicle Identity Make, Model, Type... check check
Vehicle Details BHP, Engine, Max Speed... check check
Vehicle Specifications Dimensions, Economy Rating, Engine Spec... close check
Standard Factory Spec List Exterior & Interior Features close check
Tax Status & MOT History check check
Running Costs check check
Emission Zone Charges ULEZ & Clean Air Zone Compliance check check
Recall Alerts See if a vehicle has an outstanding recall check check
MOT Mileage Details Mileage records based on MOT check check
National Mileage Registry Readings from sources such as DVLA, Manufacturers & Garages. close check
Stolen Includes data from PNC & MIAFTR close check
Outstanding Finance Powered by Experian close check
Written-Off Identity if written off by insurer close check
Salvage History Check if a vehicle appeared at a salvage auction close check
Ex-Taxi, Ex-Police, Ex-NHS Check if a vehicle was used as an ex-taxi or for public services close check
Scrapped/Unscrapped close check
Exported/Imported close check
Mileage Alerts Detect mileage rollbacks close check
VIN Check VIN check to prevent cloning close check
Ownership History Timeline Check number of previous owners close check
Valuation 5 Band Valuation close check
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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 how many previous owners a car has had before the current owner.

What does the Previous Owner Check show?

– When the car was first registered

– Vehicle age

– Number of previous owners before the current owner

– When the current owner acquired the vehicle and how long they’ve owned it

– When the last keeper sold the car, and when they purchased it

How to find out who Owns a Car?

Due to privacy and data protection, the only way to find the details of who the vehicle’s current owners are is through the DVLA on the Government’s website.

How many previous Owners is too many?

There isn’t a clear cut answer to ‘how many is too many’ when it comes to previous owners. A general rule of thumb is the fewer owners a vehicle has had over a long period typically means the condition should be better. If someone keeps a car for five or ten years before selling it on, they’ve likely maintained and serviced the car throughout those years.