Is the vehicle currently recorded on the Police National Computer as stolen?
Stolen Car Check
When it comes to buying a used vehicle, there are many things you will want to be sure of and check over before making a purchase, for your own peace of mind. One of these factors will be to check if a car is stolen before buying it. At HPI Ltd we offer a vehicle checker service that will detect if a vehicle is stolen.
This can quickly determine whether a vehicle you are interested in is stolen or not. Undertaking a stolen car check is the first step towards avoiding becoming a victim of vehicle fraud.
How to Check if a Vehicle is Stolen
There are many car checks that must be made when looking to buy a new vehicle and inspecting the legality of it being sold is an important one. A stolen vehicle check is included as part of an HPI check, which will instantly flag up if the vehicle you’re looking at is the legal property of the seller.
The car history checker will scan through the Police National Computer to determine whether it is one of the 30 or so stolen cars for sale that are added to this database every day. It undertakes a stolen bike check as well, to cover all types of vehicle for sale on the market.
What to Do with a Stolen Car
For anyone who has already bought a vehicle, uses an HPI car check and discovers that it has a stolen number plate, there are a few options. You should immediately ask for a refund from the seller and collect all the proof of purchase you have, while handing the car over to the police to avoid being caught handling stolen goods.
Therefore, it is advisable to check if a car is stolen with a HPI vehicle checker before buying. Be careful though, as there is no such thing as a free car check, so avoid places advertising a free car checker service as it may not be accurate or genuine.