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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

Check the logbook actually belongs to the car you’re looking at and is the most recent issue.

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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

We check for issues recorded against the registration number and the vehicles identification number.

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And many more… See a sample report

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How it works

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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.

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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