The more previous owners a vehicle has had, the less valuable the car will appear to buyers. With a vehicle owner check you can find the exact number of previous owners any car, van or motorbike has had. This can reassure you that the logbook details are correct or highlight that it may have been stolen or cloned.
It is important to know that the number stated in the vehicle’s logbook is accurate, and a car ownership check provides this reassurance. As part of the vehicle checker services offered here at HPI, it is an advisable course of action to take before buying any used vehicle.
It is vital that you check a car’s previous ownership to ensure what is detailed in the vehicle’s logbook is accurate and you know exactly what you’re buying. If you have intentions to sell it further down the line, then a used car with more owners may impact its value and if this has been hidden then you could be in for a shock.
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.
Car checks available through HPI use reliable data from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) when conducting a car owner check. Our report provides highly accurate information, so you can verify that it matches the information provided by the seller.
Check the past and present vehicle ownership details before deciding to purchase any used vehicle, so you remain safe in the knowledge of its history. The car checks offered here at HPI Check include a car owner check as standard.