Free car check

Check if your car has a hidden history with our FREE car history check.

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What does our free vehicle check include?

Our free car check contains over 20 fields of data about the vehicle. If you’re buying a car, you will want to ensure the history is as expected and the vehicle meets the requirements to be legally driven on the UK’s roads.

Our report includes important information on:

  • Vehicle registration

  • Manufacturer

  • Model

  • Engine specification

Why check the history of a vehicle?

If you’re looking to buy a used car, you won’t know the vehicles past. Buying a car is often a large commitment, therefore it is important that you understand the history of the vehicle before committing to the purchase.

1 in 3 cars had issues at their last MOT

1 in 63 cars have mileage discrepancies

Frequently asked questions

To find out about the history of your vehicle, all you need to do is enter the registration number on the top of the page. You will be able to access information on the car, whether it’s taxed and its MOT history with details.

Yes, when you check your car’s history with webuyanycar, you can clearly see how many miles the car has been driven at the time of each MOT. If the values are below your expectations or lower than the previous MOT, the car may have been clocked.

If you are buying a used car, you may want to make sure it doesn’t have a hidden past or underlying problems. With our car check tool, you can quickly find out the number of previous owners, whether the car is taxed and details on its MOT history by entering your number plate.

Whilst other companies charge to check a car’s history, our tool is completely free to use and will give you over 20 fields of data about your vehicle.

If you are buying a car from a dealership, you should check the car’s history beforehand using our free car check tool by entering your registration plate at the top of the page. This will provide basic information such as the MOT history, number of previous owners, mileage history and more. You may also want to ensure you’re getting a fair deal, which you can do by getting a free car valuation in less than 30 seconds.

When you are inspecting the vehicle, you should ensure you are happy with the condition of the car, check the car’s service history and test drive the car to ensure there are no unexpected noises or issues when driving the car.

If you buy from a dealer, you are eligible for a 14-day ‘cooling-off’ period if you have taken out finance. The cooling-off period will only apply if the car is roadworthy and you have changed your mind after purchasing.

When you are buying a used car, it is important to do your research and know as much about the car as possible. One thing you can check is how many owners the car has had. This can tell you a lot about the car's history.

If a car has had a lot of owners, it may be because it was not well-maintained or because there were problems with it. If a car has been passed around from owner to owner, it may not be a good choice for you.

On the other hand, if a car has had few owners, that may be a sign that it was well-loved and taken care of. A car with fewer owners may be a better choice for you than one with many owners.

There are a few ways to check if a car has been in an accident. The most obvious is to look for damage, but that may not be conclusive. The best way to determine if a car has been in an accident is to conduct a car history check using our free car check tool above. This will tell you if the vehicle has been in any accidents, as well as other important information about the car's past.

Please note that if you are still concerned, you can take the car to a mechanic and have them do a more thorough inspection.

When buying a used car, it is important to make sure that the car is both taxed and has a valid MOT. You can check if a car is taxed with our free car tax checker by entering the registration number of the car. If the car is not taxed, you will need to tax it before you can drive it. You can tax a car online at

Checking the MOT process is just as simple, visit our free MOT checker to see when the MOT is due, yearly milage rates, yearly refusal dates and more historical MOT data.

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