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

  • Colour

  • Registration year

  • Co2 Emissions

  • Tax status

  • Tax due date

  • Insurance group

  • MOT history

  • MOT details


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 it’s 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.


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