A Car History Check Can Reveal A Vehicle’s The Hidden Past

By Louis Rix

If you want to be absolutely sure that the vehicle you are thinking of buying is actually a bargain you should consider getting a car history check. A data check can reveal an awful lot about the background of the used car and it can be made easily and quickly online. It isn’t expensive and in the long run can save you not only money but gives you peace of mind.

A vehicle history check will reveal if the used car you are considering has been listed as being stolen. If the vehicle has been stolen then should you buy it you would have to give it up and return it to it’s rightfully owner. This means you will lose out as in the majority of cases you will not be able to get your money back.


A used car can also show up online to be sold that were written off by the insurance company. If the vehicle has been in an accident and been declared too badly damaged to be repaired, then the insurance company will payout. However in some cases the car goes on to be repaired and then the unscrupulous owner put its up for sale. In some cases the vehicle can have been welded together from two different cars to make a complete car and even worse is not road worthy. Having a check can reveal not only if the vehicle has been written off but also the extent to which it was damaged which in the long run can be crucial to your safety.

A lot of information can be gained when it comes to the identity of the vehicle. A car history check will reveal the make and model of the vehicle and in some cases the type, such as if it is classed as being a luxury car. It can show you how many times the car has changed hands, so you can be sure that the seller’s claim of one careful owner is true. It can show how many doors the vehicle has and the colour of the car and also any other colours that the vehicle has been in the past. With this check you will be able to tell when the car was registered and the year it was made and all of these things combined can be checked against the actual vehicle and will reveal how truthful the seller is. You will be told how much the car is valued at on the current market which gives you an excellent indication of whether the price you are considering paying is over the odds, or if you are in fact getting a bargain.

A specialist website will be able to conduct the vehicle history check on your behalf and present you with this information so you are then able to make an informed choice regarding buying the car. Without a data check you could be buying nothing more than a heap of trouble, have to hand the car over to its rightful owner or in some cases be buying a vehicle that is not worthy of being driven.

About the Author: Louis Rix is a Director of NetCars, one of the UK’s leading motoring websites. First established in January 2000, it provides car finance, loans and insurance. NetCars also provides a Car Data Check service.

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