How many previous owner/keepers have been recorded on the logbook by DVLA?
Previous Owner Check
One aspect that can significantly impact your decision when buying a used car is the number of previous owners it has had. The more previous owners, the lower value the vehicle will attract, and a car owner check can securely inform you of the exact number of previous owners and keepers there have been.
It is important to know that the number stated in the vehicle’s logbook is accurate, which is what a car ownership check provides. As part of the vehicle checker services offered here at HPI, it is an advisable course of action to take before buying any used car, van or motorbike.
Vehicle Ownership History
A vehicle with just one previous owner is almost as good as new, while one with five or more will be a lot closer to the scrapyard than the showroom. Therefore, it is vital that you check car ownership to ensure what is detailed in the vehicle’s logbook is accurate and you know exactly what you’re buying.
If the logbook or a vehicle owner check flags up that there have been many previous owners, especially with short periods of time between each, it can be a bad sign. This may signify that the vehicle has experienced many problems and poses a risk to buy and run.
Check Number of Previous Owners
Car checks available through HPI use data from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) when conducting a car owner check. This ensures that all results are highly accurate so you can trust them and check that they do or do not match what the seller claims.
Check vehicle ownership for the present and past before deciding to purchase any used vehicle, so you remain safe in the knowledge of its precise history. The car checks offered here at HPI include a car owner check as standard.