The sad fact is...you can't trust everyone. Car Crime is a multi million pound business and it's not always the large organised gangs that are trying to hoodwink us. Altering the history of a second hand car can add thousands of pounds to it's value.
UK statistics show that as much as 1 in every 3 cars is hiding something! That is a startling statistic. Despite vastly improved security systems being built in to modern cars these days there are still more than 7,500 cars stolen every month in the UK, that's 250 cars every single day or ONE CAR EVERY 6 MINUTES.
Our FREE information is available to help you decide which company gives you the most comprehensive report for your budget. Some reports are more basic than others but most give you the information you need. So, check whether the second hand vehicle you are thinking of buying has been registered with the Police as stolen, recorded as an insurance write off, has had the mileage turned back, (clocked), or if the vehicle may have been cloned (copied).
Even if you have no reason to think there is anything wrong with the car you are buying, it still might be worth checking out, you never know what a report might turn up.
You can run a report for any used car, boat, motorhome or motorbike. All you need is the license plate number. All companies providing the reports have access to the same detailed information databases that the Police and DVLA use.
Checks start from just £4.95 and gives a great budget check, but more expensive reports starting from £19.99 provide more detail.
Look out for the companies that offer a guarantee on the integrity of their data. This gives you piece of mind because if their data is wrong, and you lose your vehicle, they can pay out up to £20,000 in compensation, but you should be aware, there are certain steps you do need to follow to ensure you qualify for the compensation, should you need it, as it is dependent on the type of check you purchased and the value of the vehicle.
It could be worth spending that little bit more on the more comprehensive checks, just to get the complete picture.
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