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You’ll find lots of useful information in our free car check. We include basic details like the vehicles make, model, fuel type and BHP as well as more detailed information like if it is currently recorded a stolen, if it has valid road tax (V.E.D) full MOT history, indicative estimates for real world fuel costs and road tax, fuel economy, and vehicle performance. There is lots of see to help you start building a picture of the history of the vehicle you are looking at.

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See what’s included in our full car history check

Write off check

When a vehicle has been in an accident or damaged, the cost of the repair may exceed the value of the vehicle itself. It is therefore written off by insurers. This can affect the value of the car – which will inevitably give you choice to purchase or not. Many car owners omit information about a car history. Write off information is available for just £7.99

Outstanding Finance Check

It is illegal to sell a car with outstanding finance as it is legally owned by the lender. Prior to any sale of a car, the balance of the vehicle, along with any outstanding fees or other agreements must be settled and paid in full. In the event you end up purchasing a car on finance, you will be liable to pay the lender back. Available for just £7.99 with a Next Car Check.

Stolen Car Check

The report will show you information on if a vehicle has been stolen, when it was stolen as well as contact information for the police if available. This information is offered for just £7.99.

Vehicle Mileage history

The mileage check will ensure you will have a verified source which shows the last known mileage. This will tie into the MOT history of the vehicle. Ensure you pay attention to this detail. This information is offered in a our £0.00 Free car check.

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Our free car check contains over 25+ free data points about every vehicle

Research Any Vehicle

Run a free car history check which will get you the most comprehensive free car history report. Complete DVLA vehicle registration information and MOT, tax expiry dates and vehicle information.

Free Basic Information Report

Enter the registration/plate number of any vehicle in the United Kingdom and click the “Start your Free Car Check” button. You’ll get comprehensive and free car information.

Data Straight from DVSA

We look at the data held by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) which includes full MOT history, mileage history as well as any advisories or failures. We also provide you with up to date Vehicle Tax information.

So, what’s included in a free car check?

With our free vehicle check, you will find many useful charts and information to give you a sneak peek into any vehicle’s history registered in the UK.

  • Vehicle details (including personalised video reviews)

  • ULEZ Checker (Ultra Low Emission Zone)

  • Vehicle road tax including CO2 output, road tax costs/rates, and expiry date.

  • Mot history, including advisory notes and causes of failure, and MOT information including the expiry date.

  • First registration date in the UK: This means when you conduct a car reg check, the date you see does not necessarily mean it’s the car’s age, it’s just the date of its importation.

  • Engine size

  • Fuel type (diesel/petrol/electric/hybrid)

  • Vehicle type approval category

  • Vehicle Weight

  • Manufacturer year, excluding imported vans, cars, and motorcycles

  • Issue date of the V5C registration document; DVLA provides the date of the latest V5C

  • CO2 Driving emissions levels based on European status.

Will it tell me if a car has been in an accident for free?

Unfortunately not, as the insures charge us a premium for this data. You can however, find out about a cars accident history by getting a car report to find out what what write off category it has been in. Simply enter the vehicle registration number and purchase the Enhanced check. The write off check will provide you details.

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Our car reviews are totally independent and come with verdicts you can trust from the biggest names in the industry.

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I checked out a van that I had seen for sale online and was keen to know all about it. I used the free check to start with, see what it came up with first before paying for a more in depth check. The colours of the van I was looking at didn't match what DVLA thought it was. I will leave well alone! I didn't go as far as paying for the advanced check, there didn't seem much point. Thank you very much Next Car Check and my thanks to the lovely Molly who helped me through the process. I will definitely use this company again. PS Promise to give you some money next time.
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Christopher Bearfoot
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Positive: Professionalism, Value Excellent customer service from online chat assistant Molly who confidently and competently steered me through the service. Friendly with sufficient knowledge to be able to answer questions without having to go and refer to anyone else. Highly recommended.
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David Wilson
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Really easy to use and cheapest I have found
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Paul Smith
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Great Value
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SophiePositive: Fantastic service!
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Brilliant service and so quick and easy to do, took less than a minute to get all the information I needed! So much information available which is broken down in a really clear way and easy to understand. Will definitely be using Nextcarcheck again!

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Written-Off Check (Enhanced)

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Scrapped Check (Free)

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MOT History Check (Free)

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Import / Export Check (Enhanced)

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Stolen Check (Enhanced)

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Outstanding Finance Check (Enhanced)

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Mileage Anomaly Check (Enhanced)

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Euro Ncap Rating (Enhanced)

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Instant Online Report (Free)