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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 109 cars per day that are currently stolen

2205 cars per day are uncovered as insurance write-offs

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Why you can trust the HPI Check®

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 guarantee*.
  • 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®.
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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:

Stolen car check

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 the car?

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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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Scrapped car check

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?

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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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Valuation *

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

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MOT history *

See information directly from the DVLA from every MOT check, including mileage, advisory notes and the final pass/fail status

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VIN/Chassis Check VIN number required

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 status

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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

And many more… See a sample vehicle check report

How our vehicle checks work

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Enter the reg number into our vehicle checker so we can identify the car

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Activate our guarantee 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.

Rightful owner?

1 in 3 cars we check has an active finance agreement or loan against it and more than 109 per day are identified as stolen.

False identity?

1 in 4 cars has had its number plate changed. There are also 200,000 stolen log books in circulation.


1 in 11 cars we check has a discrepancy with its mileage meaning it may have been clocked.

Damaged goods?

The HPI car check uncovers over 2205 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

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.”

Mrs Jean Sankey

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.”

Chris Guscott

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

Quick and accurate

“Very quick and accurate, also phoned me when I wasn’t convinced so nice of them to put a personnel touch rather than just using a computer, would definitely recommend.”

Mr Carl Bennett

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86 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 & valuation provider of the year 2023”
“Getting an HPI check can prevent you being conned by a dodgy used car”
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