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Frequently Asked Questions – Car Checks

Frequently asked questions
How to check vehicle tax?

Simply go to  and enter the vehicle registration number. You’ll find the expiry date as well as how many days left.

How to check MOT Expiry and MOT History?

Simply complete a standard Next Car Check for FREE. You’ll find the MOT history of the vehicle as provided by the DVLA. The report will show MOT failures, advisories and warnings. Incredibly important to check the MOT history when buying a new car.

How I can I get a stolen car check?

Enter your registration number from the homepage then click on £5.99 Check. The report will show you if it’s a vehicle has been stolen, and when it was stolen.

How can I get an Outstanding Finance Vehicle Check?

Easy, just upgrade to our £5.99 vehicle check. It will you information on the contact number and the finance company which has financed the car if available.

Why should I consider buying a car check?

A next car check will give you complete peace of mind, so you’ll know the full story before making a decision to buy.

How do I check my car accident history?

This is included in our £5.99 car check. The report will show the loss date and the loss type. This information is recorded by the insurer.

How do I check if a car is a write off?

As part of a Standard and Enhanced Next Car Check, a car write off check is included in the report. We use information from the MIAFTR database and Experian to check if a car has been previously written off. Start a Next Car Check now on any car registered in the UK, today.

What are the insurance write off categories?

They are as follows:

Category A: Car may not be repaired, and must be crushed.

Category B: Car may have its usable parts recycled, but it also must crushed.

Category S: Car has suffered structural damage, but it is still repairable.

Category N: Car has not sustained any damage to its structure, and which may be repaired and safely returned to the road.

Note, since 2017 Cat C and D have been replaced by Cat S and N respectively.

Can I get a free vehicle check?

You sure can, get it here

Frequently Asked Questions – ClickCarService

I don’t know what service to choose?

We’re always happy to help you figure out what service to choose. For most low to average mileage vehicles, they require a full service at 12 months and a major service at 24 months. For high mileage vehicles, they require an interim service at 6 and 18 months, a full service at 12 months and a major service at 24 months.

Do I pay anything upfront?

Absolutely nothing is paid upfront. You won’t pay anything until the work is done.

What should I expect after I’ve made my booking?

Once your booking is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. In some instances, we may contact you to discuss any additional details. On rare occasions, we may reschedule your appointment, but please be assured that we will endeavour to fit you in for a convenient slot where possible.

How do I change the date of my booking?

You will need to return back to your booking confirmation – a link can be found in your booking confirmation email or within your account . Under the time and date section, click the “edit date” button and this will allow you to change the date of your booking.

How do I cancel my booking?

If something else has popped up where you can no longer attend your booking and you don’t wish to rearrange, please email us at to cancel the booking.

The garage has not contacted me regarding my booking, what should I do?

How do I contact the garage after my booking has been made?

The garage says they have no knowledge of my booking, what should I do?

What happens if the garage cancels the appointment with me?

Frequently Asked Questions – Pre Purchase Inspecions

While it might cost you £79.00 to get it done, a pre-purchase inspection can save you thousands of pounds in the long run if any issues were to go unnoticed. In that sense, a Pre Purchase Inspection is worth every penny.

A pre-purchase inspection is highly recommended when purchasing a vehicle without a warranty, or when the vehicle is located in another city. When there is no warranty, the buyer is immediately assuming all the risk in the event of a breakdown or major mechanical issue. For this reason, a Pre Purchase Inspection makes financial sense. Vehicles in other cities present additional challenges when the purchaser is unable to take a test drive. With just a few clicks, you can often arrange a independent used car check.

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Germfree Adolescent
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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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