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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
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 .
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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”
Mr Neil Murphy
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!”
Mr Tom Chubb
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
The Industry’s Finest Vehicle Check
84 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 2021”
“Getting an HPI check can prevent you being conned by a dodgy used car”
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