Car Information Check by Reg: Get a Detailed Car History Check in the UK

Knowing a car’s history including ownership records, stolen records, written-off records, MOT and tax records, and more gives you the upper hand in any car purchase or sale.
Smart Car Check presents an easy-to-use solution with our car information check tool. This reg check tool is designed to provide you with comprehensive insights into any vehicle, aiding you in making well-informed decisions when buying or selling any car in the UK.

What is a car information check?

How many owners has the vehicle had? When is the next tax and MOT due? Do you know if the vehicle has outstanding finance? A car information check is an easy and efficient method to gather important details about a vehicle and answer all these questions.
With our online tool, you can access every detail about any used car and even compare several vehicles to find one.
With full access to car finance records, ownership history, car registration data, written-off checks, MOT history, mileage records, and more, you can easily identify damaged vehicles and avoid them. Get reliable vehicles only with a quick check!
Do you know that 52% of UK vehicles have hidden records? With our accurate records and 30+ checks, you can spot hidden car details and make the right decision.

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View detailed and concise records, including vehicle specifications, history records, MOT records, car stats checks, and more, with extreme accuracy and precision.


Concise and detailed reports

Stolen records, ownership history, auction records, registration information, MOT and road tax dues, outstanding finance, and mileage records can be gotten in seconds!
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Verify any vehicle’s registration details with access to over 40 million vehicle records with a reg number check. Make the right decisions.

What Details Can You Get With a Car History Check?

When you check car information online with our tool, you can easily gain full access to a diverse set of details, providing a clear understanding of any vehicle’s background and history. Some of the key information you can obtain with a comprehensive vehicle check includes:


Detailed information about the car's specifications, including manufacturing year, make, model, color, fuel type, and more.

Engine details

The engine number and size, specifications, transmission, and gears.

Ownership history

The number of previous keepers, duration of ownership, date of transactions, and date of last keeper change.

Logbook check

Check the certificate issue dates, and here you’ll find the Vehicle Identification Number also.

Power delivery and performance

The power delivery mechanisms—view the BHP, torque, max speed, EURO status, and more.

Weight and dimensions

Details about the car's door plan, gross vehicle weight, kerb weight, and dimensions—the length, height, and width of the vehicle.

MOT and tax dues

Check the vehicle tax and MOT status, as well as the renewal dates, to ensure legal compliance and roadworthiness.


Check if the car was scrapped or junked, if it was imported from outside the EU, or if the car has any marker of high risk, plate or color changes, and more. Checks for critical events such as scrapping, importing, or recalls.

Mileage discrepancies

Check for inconsistencies in reported mileage, safeguarding against fraudulent practices like clocking.

Write-off check

Understand if the vehicle has been written as Cat A, B, C, D, N, or S category car by insurance companies or the DVLA.

Vehicle registration details

Check the car's origin, color, number of V5C certificates, and any changes in registration, which also implies owner changes.

MOT history

Find out the car's maintenance record through past MOT tests, pass or fail status, recorded mileage, advisory notes, and annotation details.

Stolen check

Verify if the vehicle has been reported as stolen in the past or not to avoid legal complications.

Outstanding finance check

Check if there is any outstanding finance record for the vehicle as this can lead to vehicle repossession.

Number plate changes

Verify how often the number plate of the car has been changed from its first sale to easily spot cloned plates.

Color changes

Check for the vehicle’s color and if the car has had its color changed in the past.

These details cannot be obtained just by looking at the car on the lot. You cannot spot mileage discrepancies and MOT records with the V5C or any other document.
As long as you’re in the market to sell or purchase a vehicle, you need to have as much information as possible about the car so that you can get a great deal. 
With our full car reports and vehicle data, you can rest easy, knowing you have every necessary piece of information.

Why do you need to check car information online?

There are several reasons why anyone interested in buying a car or selling one should consider getting a detailed vehicle history report. Some of these reasons are:

Protecting Your Investment

 Everyone wants to walk out of a dealership with a reliable vehicle and not a damaged one. With a detailed report and insights into the car’s past, you can safeguard your investment and make the right choices.
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Avoiding Car Repossession

Checking the history can reveal any outstanding car finance or liens on the vehicle. This knowledge prevents the risk of repossession and the trouble that comes with it. Don’t waste time and money paying for a car with outstanding finance. Get a check now.

Checking Ownership History

 Understanding the number of previous owners and any changes in plate or color helps in assessing the vehicle’s overall stability, age, and potential wear and tear. The higher the number of owners, the more likely a vehicle is to have hidden problems.

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Ensuring safety

Is the car safe enough to drive? Does it meet your performance and safety criteria? When you have an idea of a vehicle’s MOT history, undisclosed write-offs, vehicle performance, and safety EURO NCAP ratings, you can easily decide if the vehicle is safe enough for usage or not. Our MOT checks are extremely detailed, giving you an idea of car maintenance and safety-related issues.

Identifying Clocked Vehicles

 Verify reported mileage to guard against fraudulent practices like clocking. Checking for vehicle mileage fraud helps ensure that the odometer reading aligns with the vehicle’s actual usage, preventing potential scams.

Accident history

Avoiding Written-Off Vehicles

Car history checks reveal whether the vehicle has been involved in accidents leading to write-offs. Avoiding written-off vehicles is essential to ensuring that you invest in a car with a reliable and safe history.

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Why choose Smart Car Check?

Smart Car Check stands out for the following reasons:

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Our tool is designed for a smooth user experience, delivering accurate and detailed reports with essential information.
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Reliable Reports

Countless satisfied users have made informed decisions with Smart Car Check, thanks to our reliable and transparent reports.
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Cheaper HPI Alternative

Our reports are 21% more affordable than HPI Check and other report providers! You can easily get a report for as low as £4.99. 

But that’s not all. Check out our reports below to see for yourself why you should get a reg number check instantly!

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Basic vs. Premium Reports: What are the differences?

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Vehicle specifications

Vehicle registration details

MOT & Tax dues


Mileage discrepancy

ULEZ compliance

Running costs

Vehicle performance

Fuel economy

C02 emissions

SafetyEuro N cap

Mileage history

MOT history


Auction records

Vehicle log book details

Number of previous keepers

Number of plate changes

Color changes

SMMT details


Imported/Imported Non EU

Certificate of destruction issued

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How to Get a Car Information Check

To get car details by reg plate, all you need to do is follow these simple steps:


After making the necessary payment, you will receive a comprehensive report with all the crucial information you need to know about the car.

Make the right decision with Smart Car Check today!

Frequently Asked Questions

To check car owner details, all you need to do is enter the reg number into the form on this page. This way, you can get a full car check and verify ownership information, including the number of previous owners or keepers, plate changes, color changes, date of registration, number of V5C certificates, date of transactions, and more.

You can check your car’s information by using the tool above and the reg number of any car. Enter the vehicle registration number into the form and get a car tax check, MOT check, written-off check or salvage history check, ownership records check, stolen car check, and more. Check any number plate instantly!

We do not offer free car history checks for cars. You can, however, get basic vehicle information after the reg number is decoded. Afterwards, use our car check service for a small fee and get a detailed car check report. Check if a vehicle is damaged now!

No, it is not advisable to buy a vehicle without an HPI check with the number plate. It is really easy to check car details and must be prioritized if you want to have the best purchase or sale. Note that we also offer VIN support and can get vehicle details with the vehicle identification number only.

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