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How do you check the VIN (Vehicle identification number) number?


You need to CHECK the VIN If you are thinking of buying...

Any type of UK registered vehicle - it could be a car, van, motorbike etc.

The VIN must be checked against records held, Check the VIN before you start, you will need the vehicles registration number so have it handy. You can log in later with the VIN number to activate any indemnity insurance. The VIN number (Vehicle Identification Number) is the long number stamped into the chassis usually under the bonnet or corner of windscreen.

To Check VIN number against records held you need a Car Data Check which should tell you...Check VIN Number online and print off results

  • If the vehicle VIN and ID matches DVLA records etc..
  • If the registration number is right for that vehicle
  • If the car has had a plate transfer and if there is any hidden history behind those
  • If it is an insurance write off - 1 in 7 checked are!
  • If the Police have any interest in it
  • If there is any outstanding finance - 25% are still on finance!
  • Has it been clocked - 1 in 12 show discrepancies!
  • C02 Emissions - this affects cost of taxing it!
  • Plus much much more....

You should check the vehicle before handing over any cash, over 1 million vehicles are checked this way every year in the UK Don't be the one who gets caught out, you risk losing the car by reposession or buying a deathtrap so check it first!


Popular UK Car Data Check services below...

Check the VIN with an HPI Check

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Please check each respective websites terms and conditions as services may vary. Check the VIN number.

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