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    Why You Should Run a Car Check with Drive Inspection?

    Shopping for a used car in the UK? It’s important to be cautious, as more than half of used cars in the UK have a hidden history that sellers often don’t disclose. Get comprehensive car details from the registration number now with Drive Inspection!

    Getting a Car Inspection is important due to some of the following reasons:

    Uncover Hidden Histories: Reveals any hidden vehicle history or associated risks related to the car you are interested in.

    Comprehensive Details: Provides details including vehicle registration, alerts such as if the vehicle was imported, exported, scrapped, or had any mileage discrepancy, and more.

    Avoid Costly Mistakes: Saves you from investing in a car that has been to an auction or was badly damaged due to any incident.

    Ownership History: Allows you to check the number of previous keepers, log book counts, plate changes, and color changes. It also provides MOT and tax dues information.

    Performance Insights: Offers insights into the fuel economy, running costs, CO2 emissions, and vehicle performance features.

    What Does Our Inspection Report Include?

    Our database is massive and ever-growing, with 33 million cars driving on UK roads daily. Drive Inspection’s runs comprehensive checks from numerous databases on almost every vehicle worldwide. We are the only vehicle report provider to offer auction history records, complete with exclusive photos, for every Car Inspection.

    Auction Records

    Know if the vehicle was been to auction and learn about its sale status, condition, and price along with 10 auction photos when available

    MOT and Tax Dues

    To know if the vehicle is taxed or untaxed and serviced or not by MOT our report gives insights into MOT and tax due dates

    Previous Keepers, Plate & Color

    Previous Keepers, Plate & Color Learn about the number of previous keepers of the car, (car history check) VRM or plate change history, and color change history with a Smart Car Check

    Vehicle Description

    An exclusive and detailed vehicle description which includes the vehicle specifications i.e year, make, model engine, colors, dimensions of the car and more.


    Includes car alerts i.e car is exported, imported, scrapped, or destructed and indicates any mileage discrepancies and outstanding recalls

    Vehicle Performance

    Car info checker UK provides the report are reliable statistics about vehicle performance, torque, power, acceleration, max speed, and CO2 emissions.

    MOT History

    Easy check for MOT fail/pass status and failure/advisory details plus expiration date, mileage recorded, advisory and annotation details

    Mileage History

    Vehicle detaile check including mileage issues and odometer fraud with the actual recorded mileage table and graph provided by the MOT

    Eye-Opening Key Statistics for UK Vehicles You Need to Know with Drive Inspection

    52 %

    of U.K. Vehicles Have a Hidden History

    52% of vehicles sold in the UK used car market have a hidden history—something the seller does not want you to know. While the UK used car market is full of bargains and hidden gems, it also has its fair share of scams and dodgy vehicles. Use Drive Inspection’s detailed vehicle reports to ensure you buy a trustworthy vehicle.


    Vehicles Sold Weekly at Auction

    There are over 12,000 vehicles sold at motor auctions each week. Car auctions are booming in the UK due to the return of physical sales. Drive Inspection is the only provider in the UK offering complete auction records along with spectacular photos of the vehicles at the auction.


    Million Clocked Vehicles on the Roads

    There are 2.3-2.5 million clocked vehicles on UK roads today, with models like the Citroen Dispatch, Renault Scenic, and Peugeot Expert being the most likely to have tampered odometers. Car clocking can increase used car prices by thousands of pounds, so it’s crucial to be aware if someone has fiddled with the odometer. Drive Inspection’s car reg check UK is here to help you uncover these details and make a safe purchase.

    Benefits of Checking Every Used Car with Drive Inspection

    Drive Inspection Is Key to Understanding a Car’s Past and Present. Unlock the Data and Make an Informed Decision.

    Discover the Shocking Truth About That Auctioned Vehicle

    Suspect that the car went to auction? Auctions often lead to vehicles losing significant value as they undergo rebuilding and refurbishment. Drive Inspection is the sole UK vehicle history provider offering comprehensive auction records and 10 exclusive photos per auction listing. Our data includes seller name, type, auction date, location, sale status, and selling price. These images provide visual and detailed insights into the car’s condition at the time of auction, revealing the truth about any vehicle.

    Avoid getting trapped in the increasing odometer fraud.

    Has the car been clocked? Over 2.5 million vehicles have been tampered with in the UK. Check the odometer data to ensure you don’t overpay thousands of pounds for a used vehicle. Our UK car details report features comprehensive mileage history documented accurately in both table and graph formats. The data also includes a mileage issues check, crucial for ensuring the vehicle displays its true mileage. Make thorough checks with Drive Inspection to avoid overpaying for your next used vehicle purchase.

    Save yourself from buying an exported car.​

    Has the car been clocked? Over 2.5 million vehicles have been tampered with in the UK. Check the odometer data to ensure that you don’t overpay thousands of pounds for a used vehicle. Our UK car details report meticulously documents the complete mileage history with accuracy, presented in both table and graph formats. The report also includes a mileage issues check, ensuring that you can verify the vehicle’s true mileage and make an informed purchase without overpaying.

    Know if there are colour changes to the vehicle.

    Concerned about any mysterious colour changes to the vehicle? A car’s colour can significantly impact its resale value. Certain colour changes, such as to gold, brown, and purple, can cause used vehicles to depreciate by 41-46% in just three years. Avoid surprises by running a check to verify if the car still retains its original colour and to confirm the reported current colour of the vehicle.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Drive Inspection is a leading provider of vehicle inspection solutions, offering comprehensive pre-purchase inspections, vehicle history reports, MOT history, fleet inspections, and custom solutions tailored to your needs.

    To check the details of a car in the UK, you can use Drive Inspection’s Vehicle Enquiry service. This service allows you to check a vehicle’s details, including the make, model, color, body type, engine size, and MOT history. You will need the car’s registration number to use the service.

    In order to trace the owner of a car in the UK, you will first need the registration number of the car. If the car is registered in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland, you can contact the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to request the owner’s details.

    If the car is registered in Scotland, you will need to contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). You will need to provide proof of your identity as well as a valid reason for requesting the information.

    The duration of an inspection depends on the type of service and the complexity of the vehicle. On average, a pre-purchase inspection takes about within 2-5 minutes. Our team will provide you with an estimated timeframe when you schedule your appointment.

    The best way to check the history of a car in the UK for free is to check the vehicle’s registration number (VRM) on the government’s website. This will provide you with the car’s MOT history, its tax status, as well as its make, model, and color. Additionally, you can also use sites such as DriveInspection, AutoTrader, and Parkers to research the car’s value and details of its past owners.
    The UK has several great car check websites, including Drive Inspection, HPI Check, MyCarCheck, and Autotrader Vehicle Check. Drive Inspection is a comprehensive car history and valuation service, that provides all the information you need to make an informed decision when buying a used car.
    Unfortunately, it is not possible to obtain a free Drive Inspection report in the UK. There are services available like Drive Inspection will provide a report at a reasonable price, and can provide a full Drive Inspection history check for a fee.

    If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team at admin@driveinspection.com,
    support@driveinspection.com & info@driveinspection.com. We’re here to help you with all your vehicle inspection needs!