Planning your purchase
These tips will help you avoid problems when you're deciding on, and paying for, a used car
Buying used cars?
You may be buying used because it's cheaper or so that someone else...
A clone (or ringer) is a vehicle that's given the identity of a different one. By putting another car's number...
Insurers "write off" cars and other vehicles for two reasons...
Unscrupulous sellers can try to get a better price for a car by clocking it...
The registration plate (often called a number plate) shows when...
Where to buy used cars
There are four main places to buy a used car, Privately, Dealer, Supermarket, Auction...
You still get dodgy car dealers - but there are lots of professional respected dealers out there...
If you're thinking of using an auction site, such as eBay, follow these tips...
You need to take more care when buying privately than when buying from a dealer or car supermarket...
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.
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You can buy one check for £19.99 or five checks for just £24.99
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Off to a car supermarket or auction?
Don't know the vehicle registration number?
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Help and advice
Some relevant frequently asked questions
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.
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