History Check

At Motors.co.uk, we work with our automotive data provider to confirm the identity of vehicles listed on our site. We also use further automotive data information to assess key vehicle criteria as part of our screening check. This free check is provided to give you peace of mind to search for your next car with confidence.

Please familiarise yourself with this page to fully understand what is checked and what is not checked.

We highly recommend that you verify all details with the seller and use your own judgement on the vehicle too. Please see our Buying Guide for more tips on how to buy with confidence

What we check

Our screening check is performed as part of the process of recording the vehicle onto our site and creating the advert. The following adverse markers are checked as part of this process.

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Stolen

If a vehicle is listed on the Police National Computer as stolen. We will not publish any car registered as stolen on our site.

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Scrapped

If a vehicle is recorded by the DVLA as scrapped.

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Written Off

If a vehicle has been "written-off" by an insurer because it has been stolen or crashed.

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Imported / Exported

If a vehicle is recorded by the DVLA as imported or exported.

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Original Number Plate

This confirms whether the vehicle is recorded as having its original number plate, or whether it has been changed.

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Original Colour

This confirms whether the vehicle still has its original colour, or whether it has been changed.

What our symbols mean

Our screening check is performed as part of the process of recording the vehicle onto our site and creating the advert. The following adverse markers are checked as part of this process:

history check warning

Our screening check found that this car has a warning for one of the HPI check categories listed below. Please read the full HPI check summary to find out more.

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We have been unable to perform a screening check for the vehicle.

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There is no adverse data recorded at the time of the screening check.

What we don't check...

We only check the information listed above at the time of creating the advert. As such, the screening check does not provide information on how the vehicle has been treated or its service history. In particular, we do not check for any outstanding finance or mileage anomaly on the car.

Insurance 'Write-offs'

Important Information

All cars at Motors.co.uk are entered into the screening check, but it may not always be possible to find data on the vehicle. A common reason is that the number plate has previously been changed, for example where someone has had a private number plate. There may not be a need to be concerned and we recommend you contact the seller if you have specific questions about a vehicle's history. You must ensure that you reconfirm all information with the seller before committing to buy.

Glossary

Please note that it is for you to satisfy yourself as to the quality, condition and provenance of the vehicle through your own inspection and enquiries and Motors.co.uk shall accept no liability for any information prepared by it (in particular, where it is dependant and reliant on information provided by third parties and, for the avoidance of doubt, Motors.co.uk does not undertake to check or scrutinise such information).