Don't get caught! Get a car history check before you buy! 1 in 3 car history checks return some form of adverse hidden history!

A car history check or car data check is probably most commonly referred to as a HPI check. HPI being the registered trade mark of the oldest operating car data check company, it originally stood for Hire Purchase Investigations. However in the UK today there are other companies also offering car and vehicle history checks which do the same job i.e. reveal any adverse history data being withheld on a vehicle before you buy it. You can obtain a history check on any UK DVLA registered used vehicle commercial or private i.e. lorry, bus, van, car, motorbike, scooter, moped etc. With 1 in 3 cars checked showing some form of bad history it is a must to perform one of these data checks first before buying any used vehicle, so don't get caught...check before you buy!

Find here UK car history check providers - see what they check, what they charge, who they are and who's checking for who. You can obtain a instant online data check on any DVLA registered vehicle from any of these history check providers from its registration number.


HPI charge:

Single Check £19.99

Multi Check 3 for £29.97

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The original car history check, market leader and best known name, offering a comprehensive vehicle checking service to both public and trade


mycarcheck charge:

Classic Check £4.95

Gold Check £9.95

Platinium Check £14.95

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Fast easy site to use which offers good value. Covers all main elements but no finance check with the their classic check option


AutoCheck charge:

Single Check £19.99

Multi Check 5 for £24.99

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Clear, well laid-out history check, packed with information, details arrived quickly on screen and via e-mail... excellent multi check value


instant car check 

InstantCarCheck charge:

Basic £2.95

Gold £6.99

Ultimate £9.99

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iCarCheck has a clear well laid out site...  but the oustanding finance check element is optional at an additional £6.50 cost


Both the RAC and the AA data checks are provided by HPI


Vehicle check from Auto Trader is a brand and is provided by Experian(Auto Check).


AutoCheck | mycarcheck | HPI check | iCar Check | AA car data checks | RAC car data check | Vehicle check | DVLA data

* Please note history check providers may change elements and or costs of their services without notice *

Important information: When you obtain your history check you should check the numbers/details against those on the vehicle as well as the registration documents... do not take things as read!! A Vehicle History Check cannot tell you if a vehicle has been cloned i.e. is baring false Vehicle Registration Marks(VRM) or Vehicle Identification Number(VIN) so check the document details against the numbers/details on the actual vehicle. Find more information about Cloning, Ringing and other check elements from the links below..