Choosing and buying
These tips will help you avoid problems when you're deciding on - and paying for - a used car
Checking the car:
Can you see the service history? Can you see the MOT certificates? ....
Checking the paperwork is a crucial part of establishing the car is what it appears to be...
It's often wise to pay a professional to inspect a used car before you buy it...
The vehicle identification number, is unique and never legitimately changes...
Once you have bought it
The MOT checks that vehicles meet minimum safety and environmental standards at...
The DVLA should send you a reminder about road tax about three weeks before it expires...
Buy now...check now
If you know the registration plate or the car(s) you're interested in,
you can access your AutoCheck in seconds.
Get an AutoCheck from just £5.
You can buy one check for £19.99 or five checks for just £24.99
Buy now...check later
Off to a car supermarket or auction?
Don't know the vehicle registration number?
Don't worry! If you don't know the vehicle's registration plate yet, you can buy your AutoChecks now and run them when you've got a shortlist.
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Help and advice
Some relevant frequently asked questions
When does the 60 days start? When I register, purchase or when I check the first vehicle?
The 60 days start from the date of purchase of the AutoCheck.
Can you buy a check over the phone?
This service is an online service only, so we are unable to carry out a check over the phone.
When do I get my check?
You report appears as soon as you have successfully made your purchase. The results are instant.
How much does the data check insurance cost?
There is no extra charge for the data insurance, it is included in the cost of your check.
View a sample report
Here you can see an example report of an AutoCheck.
This will show you how your report will be presented to you once purchased.
Thank goodness for AutoCheck! It saved me a 130 mile-round trip and stopped me buying a clocked, written off car. What a fantastic service
The primary reason I chose AutoCheck was to make sure the car did not still have finance outstanding. I can't thank AutoCheck enough as, by choosing their report over others, I escaped inheriting a significant amount of debt held against the vehicle. Because of this I'd always recommend AutoCheck over other vehicle check providers.