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The most trusted and reliable car history check for complete peace of mind

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1 in 3 cars we check has a hidden history

1 in 4 cars we check is still on finance

We identify 41 cars per day that are currently stolen

760 cars per day are uncovered as insurance write-offs

Why the HPI Check® is the best vehicle history check

Not all car history checks are created equal

  • The HPI Check report is quite simply the most comprehensive history check in the UK. It provides more information about the car you want to buy than any other history check.
  • HPI uses cutting edge technology to ensure you get accurate and up-to-date information. We are so confident in the accuracy of our data that we back it with a £30,000 guarantee.
  • Our experience and expertise is unparalleled; we pioneered the HPI Check back in 1938, and have protected millions of car buyers from fraud.
  • We have a dedicated team of experts available 7 days a week to take your call.
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With more than 80 valuable data points

Recorded as Stolen

Is the vehicle currently recorded on the Police National Computer as stolen?

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Insurance Write-Off

Has the vehicle been too badly damaged to be repaired economically or safely; has the insurance company declared it a total loss?

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Outstanding Finance

Is there an outstanding loan or finance agreement secured on thecar?

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Number of Previous Owners

How many previous owner/keepers have been recorded on the logbook by DVLA?

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Recorded as Scrapped

Has the car been marked as scrapped by the DVLA?

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Logbook Check V5C details required

Ensure the logbook is legitimate and the most recent issue by entering the V5C Number and Date you were provided and letting us cross check it

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Mileage Discrepancies *

Is the car displaying the correct mileage?

* Mileage provided where available

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Number Plate Changes

How many number plate changes has the car had and is there anything outstanding on a previous plate.

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Imported / Exported

Has the car been imported or exported?

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A guide valuation for a vehicle of this make and model with average mileage and condition for its age.

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Estimated Fuel Cost

A fuel cost figure indicates a guide price for comparison purposes. The cost is based on 12,000 miles.

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VIN/Chassis Check VIN number required

We cross-check the VIN number you enter to ensure it matches the car and has no issues recorded against it

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Now with Safety Recall Data!

The quickest and simplest way to check if a manufacturer has recalled a vehicle due to a critical safety defect

The only recall check that provides information on a specific vehicle using the vehicle’s number plate

And many more… See a sample report

How it works

car reg number

Enter the reg number so we can identify the car

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Guard against clones by entering the chassis number (VIN) and logbook (V5C) details

Why you need a Car History Check

A hidden past?

1 in 3 cars we check has something to hide. From an insurance write-off to a mileage discrepancy.

Rightful owner?

1 in 4 cars we check has an active finance agreement or loan against it and more than 41 per day are identified as stolen.

False identity?

1 in 5 cars has had its number plate changed. There are also 200,000 stolen log books in circulation.


1 in 20 cars we check has a discrepancy with its mileage meaning it may have been clocked.

Damaged goods?

Over 760 cars we check are uncovered as an insurance write-off on a daily basis.

Only the HPI Check will protect you against all these risks.

HPI Check® - Trusted by millions of people

Excellent service, would highly recommend.

“We used HPI check because we trusted their information on a used car that we wanted to purchase. In the world of used cars this proved to be invaluable advice, we would recommend anyone thinking of buying a quality used car to use this service.”

Saved me money and a long journey

“Saw the car I wanted, checked the car through your website, and how relieved I was that I did check its history. It was an insurance write-off, and the mileage was incorrect. Saved me from a very bad situation, and having a conman making my life a misery. Money well spent. Thanks”

Stress Saver

“When you are about to spend your hard earned money on a second hand car, this service is a 'must have'. It’s quick, gives you all the reassurance that you need when you buy your car. I would definitely recommend to any buyer.”

An essential service, efficiently delivered

“Using HPI Check is, for me, an essential part of buying a car. Unlike some other aspects of buying a car, this one is straightforward, quick, and given the potential should things not be in order, it is excellent value for money. It also means that I trust the many other offers that come through HPI Check. Excellent!”

The Industry’s Finest

77 Years The HPI Check EST: 1938

More experience and expertise than any other car history check.

£30,000 data guarantee

We are so confident in the accuracy of our data, we back it with a guarantee.

“You should do an HPI check before you hand over your payment”
“Vehicle history provider of the year 2015”
“Getting an HPI check can prevent you being conned by a dodgy used car”
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