Frequently Asked Questions

What is Check Reg?

Check Reg is a service that provides detailed information on the make, model, color and engine size of any UK registered vehicle. The following data has been made available:

  • Basic Model Information (make; model)
  • MOT Records (including result and details)
  • Vehicle Identification Number
Do I need a vehicle check?

If you’re buying a used vehicle, it’s likely that you’ll need to do some additional research if the owner does not provide an inspection report.

Why get a deluxe check?

When you purchase a used vehicle, there is always the risk of getting taken advantage of. But with our deluxe check, we can make sure that your next car isn’t one time-bomb waiting to surface and cost you thousands in repairs. We have checks for everything from ‘scrapped vehicles’ (aka stolen) to making sure it wasn’t bought on finance before someone else’s name…

  • Clocked
  • Stolen, Scrapped, Written off (all of which are pretty bad)
  • On finance
How to check if a vehicle is taxed?

With Check Reg you can check any car’s tax status, as well as the MOT status.

How to check a vehicle MOT history?

Simply input the vehicle registration number you’re interested in, and we will display the entire MOT history with all it’s details.

What is checked on a mot?

With an MOT check, you’ll have a chance to review your car’s condition and make any necessary repairs before they lead to bigger problems. To avoid damaging the rest of the vehicle or causing injury on-board, it is important that all parts are free from corrosion without sharp edges anywhere in sight.

A general inspection will be conducted by mechanics during your next MOT checks as this helps identify potential issues with safety features like seats, chassis mounting points and engine mounts – which can get damaged due to rusting over time if left unchecked for too long!

How to check when a mot is due?

You just need your vehicle’s registration number (the number plate) and our clever Check Reg system will let you know when the MOT is due for you. It can also tell you when the next service, according to manufacturer’s schedule, is due and how much that might cost.

How long does it take to get my Car History Check results and how will I receive them?

The report is delivered digitally to you immediately after purchase.

What type of information does the Car History Check provide?

Your Car History Check will confirm the following details:

1. Vehicle Description – Using the Vehicle Registration Mark (VRM) your Car History Check will confirm the vehicle description registered with the DVLA. This will include the year of manufacture and date of first registration in the UK. In addition you will be advised of the number of previous keepers registered and the date of last keeper change.

2. Vehicle Title – Using the Vehicle Registration Mark (VRM) your Car History Check will identify whether this vehicle is subject to:

  • Outstanding finance
  • A current police interest
  • Has been registered as an insurance write-off or been subject to a VIC test

Where the vehicle has undergone one or more registration plate changes, you will be advised of each previous registration plate and the date it was applied to the vehicle. Each previous plate will be checked for any current title interests as described above.

What type of information does the Car History Check NOT provide?

Your Car History Check does not provide the names of or information pertaining to a vehicle’s previous or current owner(s).

Your Car History Check will not provide information on every accident a vehicle has been in. Accident damage is only identified where an insurance company has registered the vehicle as a write-off.

Your Car History Check will not provide any details on the service history of a vehicle. Your Car History Check will not assess the mechanical of a vehicle. If you would like to have an independent inspection of a vehicle, you will need to contact organisations such as the AA and book a Vehicle Inspection.

Your Car History Check will not provide any details if the vehicle has been stolen and recovered unless there are outstanding interests or the vehicle was subject to being written off as a total loss by the insurer.

Where does the Car History Check information come from?

Information provided in your Car History Check comes from a variety of data sources. These include: the DVLA, Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), the Police, The Association of British Insurers, and numerous finance companies.