Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

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 SmartCarCheck, AutoTrader, and Parkers to research the car’s value and details of its past owners.

To check the details of a car in the UK, you can use SmartCarCheck’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 UK has several great car check websites, including SmartCarCheck, HPI Check, MyCarCheck, and Autotrader Vehicle Check. SmartCarCheck 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 VIN history report in the UK. There are services available like SmartCarCheck will provide a report at a reasonable price, and can provide a full vehicle history check for a fee.