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How to check vehicle history

When it comes to car buying, it pays to be vigilant. Full car checks are an essential part of any car purchase and can be the difference between getting a great deal and falling victim to car fraud. Clocking, or vehicle mileage fraud, is becoming increasingly common, and without a vehicle check you may end up with a car that’s not worth the price you paid. With a vehicle check, you can easily verify the details of the car, such as make, model, engine size, fuel type, bhp, and year, and ensure that the vehicle’s MOT history is correct.

What is included in a vehicle check?

It’s important to perform a thorough vehicle check to ensure the car you are about to purchase is safe and genuine. You should always take into account the vehicle’s MOT history, its imported/exported status, scrapped status, colour change history, VIN or Chassis numbers, engine number, and car valuation.

 All of this information can be checked using full car checks to verify the vehicle details including make, model, engine size, fuel type, bhp and year. Any discrepancies found will alert you to potential fraud and you can then proceed with caution.

Does a vehicle check include MOT history?

When purchasing a used vehicle, it is important to make sure the MOT history check is up to date. The MOT check can tell you whether the vehicle has any previous issues and any advisories that have been issued. The current status of the vehicle’s MOT should also be checked to ensure the vehicle is roadworthy.

It is also important to check the expiry date of the vehicle’s road tax and any CO2 output as well as any potential surcharge costs. Knowing this information can help to inform you whether or not the cost of road tax will be within your budget.

The DVLA also keeps records of vehicles that have been exported, and it is important to make sure that the vehicle you are purchasing is not one of these.

Checking for exported vehicles

A vehicle check includes details on whether a vehicle has been exported. This can help protect car buyers from buying a car that has been previously registered outside the UK. Using Full car checks premium report will provide a £30,000 data guarantee, which is sure to provide peace of mind when buying a used car. 

The vehicle check report can also show if a vehicle has a valid V5C logbook or whether it’s been declared as an import vehicle. It’s essential to check for any possible issues before purchasing a car.

Finally, use the askMID service to check if the vehicle is insured, as this can help to protect yourself in case of an accident. It is also useful to check the V5C logbook date to make sure the details on it match up with the vehicle you are looking at.

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