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1 in 3 cars we check has a hidden history
1 in 3 cars we check is still on finance
We identify 75 cars per day that are currently stolen
2,001 cars per day are uncovered as insurance write-offs
Why the HPI Check® is the best vehicle history check service in the UK
Not all car history checks are created equal
- The HPI Check report is a fully comprehensive vehicle check, arming you with vital information about the car you want to buy to protect you from motoring scams and fraud
- HPI uses cutting edge technology to ensure you get accurate and up-to-date information. We are so confident in the accuracy of our car check data that we back it with a £30,000 .
- Our experience and expertise is unparalleled; we pioneered the vehicle 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.
- Important: Beware of imitation car checker services that claim to offer car checks for free. Any company offering a free HPI Check will not be providing you with the genuine article. You can only get an Official HPI Check® from HPI®.
What will the HPI Vehicle Check actually check my car for?
Our vehicle check will provide you with more than 80 valuable data points about the history of the car, including but not limited to:
Is the vehicle currently recorded on the Police National Computer as stolen?Find out more
Has the vehicle been too badly damaged to be repaired economically or safely; has the insurance company declared it a total loss?Find out more
Is there an outstanding loan or finance agreement secured on the car?Find out more
How many previous owner/keepers have been recorded on the logbook by DVLA?Find out more
Has the car been marked as scrapped by the DVLA?Find out more
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 itFind out more
Is the car displaying the correct mileage?Find out more * Mileage provided where available
How many number plate changes has the car had and is there anything outstanding on a previous plate.Find out more
Has the car been imported or exported?Find out more
A guide valuation for a vehicle of this make and model with average mileage and condition for its age.Find out more * Valuation provided where available
See information directly from the DVLA from every MOT check, including mileage, advisory notes and the final pass/fail statusFind out more * Provided where available
New! It’s full MOT history See information directly from the DVLA from every MOT check, including mileage, advisory notes and the final pass/fail statusFind out more
Our car check now has Safety Recall Data!
Our car check is the quickest and simplest way to check if a manufacturer has recalled a vehicle due to a critical safety defect
The UK’s only hassle free car checker with an optional recall check that provides information on a specific vehicle using the vehicle’s number plate alone
How our vehicle checks work
Enter the reg number into our vehicle checker so we can identify the car
Get your instant HPI Check report and reveal the car’s true history
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 that passes through our car check has something to hide. From an insurance write-off to a mileage discrepancy.
1 in 3 cars we check has an active finance agreement or loan against it and more than 75 per day are identified as stolen.
1 in 4 cars has had its number plate changed. There are also 200,000 stolen log books in circulation.
1 in 12 cars we check has a discrepancy with its mileage meaning it may have been clocked.
The HPI car check uncovers over 2,001 insurance write-offs on a daily basis.
The HPI Check will protect you against all these risks and much more.
HPI Check® - The car check trusted by millions
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.”
I used this service for the first time and I am really, really pleased.“The customer service is excellent, the online customer adviser was really helpful, thank you so much.”
Mr Salamat Ali
I would highly recommend.“I can't thank HPI check enough, they sorted everything out for me. The staff are all so polite and helpful. Thanks so much for all your help.”
Mrs Helen Gill
Comprehensive, quick and reassuringly helpful.“I just needed a bit of reassurance that the car I was buying was indeed what it said in the ad. Initially the report I had back from HPI said there was HP outstanding but by following the advice and calling the finance company, I was pleased that this had indeed been cleared.”
The Industry’s Finest Vehicle Check
81 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 car check 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 2018”
“Getting an HPI check can prevent you being conned by a dodgy used car”
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