Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a vehicle check?
If you are buying a used vehicle, then the chances are you will need a deluxe check.
Why get a deluxe check?
Buying a used vehicle can be risky if you don’t do your ‘homework’ first, our deluxe check holds the key to that ‘homework’ and enables you to see if a vehicle has been:
- Written off
- On finance
- And more
How does this work?
Enter your registration below and get your free initial check, you will then get the option to upgrade to a deluxe or standard check.
What’s included in the deluxe check?
Please see our deluxe check sample for a demonstration of what is provided in this premium check.
Do you provide car insurance information?
No, this is not something we provide in our reports. However, if you want to check your vehicle is insured you can do so by entering your vehicle registration at the askMID website.
Do you provide previous owner names and personal details?
No, we provide the number of previous owners and when the last previous owner change was.
Do you offer support?
Yes we do offer online support via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the contact page on this website.
Do you check road tax?
Yes, our free and paid checks include road tax information such as due date of tax, tax band, CO2 emissions and current vehicle tax rate for 6/12 months.
How many cars do you check?
We check thousands of cars per month, so whether your buying or selling we can help you discover a cars history with ease.
How many vehicles have a hidden history?
1 in 3 of the cars we checked in March 2019 had a hidden history.
Do you offer a bike check?
Our free, standard and deluxe check still works fine for motorbikes. However, valuation data is not included for motorbikes, vans, or cars older than 12 years.
Do you provide mileage information?
Yes, we offer a free mileage check with the initial search. Enter your registration below to find out if there’s any mileage issues with your vehicle.
Do you check MOT data?
Yes, both the free and paid search includes MOT data such as MOT due date, previous MOT records, Last MOT Date & more.
How much is your paid check?
We offer a standard check for £2.95 and a deluxe check for £8.99, you can make payment via PayPal or credit card. You can see a sample of the deluxe check by clicking the “Sample” link.
What’s included in our free check?
Make, Model, Colour, Engine size, Body, BHP & Year
MOT status (Due date, Previous MOT records, Last MOT date, Last 5 recorded MOT mileage & Last 3 MOT records)
Tax status (Tax due date, Days left, Emissions, 6 & 12 Month cost)
Why we started offering checks
It is always a good idea to know the history of the vehicle your buying, not knowing a vehicles history can be a costly mistake.
This is why we started offering vehicle history checks in the first place, to help people avoid purchasing the wrong vehicle.
Is my car history check guaranteed?
The deluxe check comes with a £30,000 data guarantee.
Can’t find a vehicle?
If you entered a cars registration and got the “Vehicle Not Found” page, then don’t panic. There are several reasons this can happen, although the most common is the registration is incorrect.
Make sure you didn’t mix up the letter (O) with the number (0) and double check you entered a valid reg, if you still experience problems we are always around to help and pride ourselves on customer service.
Do you offer bulk check discounts?
Yes, you can get a bulk check discount by visiting this page.
If your answer isn’t here then please contact us, we normally reply within 1 day.