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When buying a new car ... Websites to help with history

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When buying a new car ... Websites to help with history

Postby Chrissyp83 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:06 am

So as you all know, looking for your replacement motor can be a ring pain in the nut sack ( to put it politely) ...I am sure I OR someone has posted at least one of these sites before, but prior to viewing a car I have been using the below to check a) MOT History b) Car Details.

Hopefully it helps someone else too ... Any other sites people use/ know of - Post away!

A) MOT History Checker
((reg no. and make are the sole requirements))

https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history

B) Vehicle Information
((reg no. and make are the sole requirements))

https://www.gov.uk/get-vehicle-information-from-dvla
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Postby R6HNN » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:12 am

Useful information there Chris, I hope you don't mind me contributing, but I'm always certain to carry out a decent HPI check.
I would just like to point out though, DO NOT USE "My car check" by texting 83600!!!!
I got stung when I bought my old velvet blue 330ci clubsport, as it had £7000 of outstanding finance which did not come up on the check!
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Postby Darren » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:53 am

Great post Chris! I'll make this a sticky!
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Postby Chrissyp83 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:47 am

Useful information there Chris, I hope you don't mind me contributing, but I'm always certain to carry out a decent HPI check.
I would just like to point out though, DO NOT USE "My car check" by texting 83600!!!!
I got stung when I bought my old velvet blue 330ci clubsport, as it had £7000 of outstanding finance which did not come up on the check!
Definitely mate, don't mind in the slightest, buying a car can be a minefield, the more help the better

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Postby bennn » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:38 am

Useful information there Chris, I hope you don't mind me contributing, but I'm always certain to carry out a decent HPI check.
I would just like to point out though, DO NOT USE "My car check" by texting 83600!!!!
I got stung when I bought my old velvet blue 330ci clubsport, as it had £7000 of outstanding finance which did not come up on the check!
It will do finance. They text you asking if you want to do upgrade gold check (finance and plate changes) with the result of the £3 report.

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Postby Sanchez » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:32 pm

There is now an Android and iOS app that does all this for you. It's called Vehicle Smart.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...smart&hl=en_GB

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/vehi...126552896?mt=8

Shows the following..

Tax status
Tax band inc. cost
MOT expiry
MOT history
Mileage history in graph form

Definitely worth downloading.
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Postby feva » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:42 pm

There is now an Android and iOS app that does all this for you. It's called Vehicle Smart.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...smart&hl=en_GB

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/vehi...126552896?mt=8

Shows the following..

Tax status
Tax band inc. cost
MOT expiry
MOT history
Mileage history in graph form

Definitely worth downloading.
Just installing that now Sanchez, good find. Although it'll be one of them apps I'll probably never use.

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Postby Sanchez » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:18 pm

There is now an Android and iOS app that does all this for you. It's called Vehicle Smart.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...smart&hl=en_GB

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/vehi...126552896?mt=8

Shows the following..

Tax status
Tax band inc. cost
MOT expiry
MOT history
Mileage history in graph form

Definitely worth downloading.
Just installing that now Sanchez, good find. Although it'll be one of them apps I'll probably never use.

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I'm glad it's useful to you, Feva. I'm the kind of gimp who likes to check up on old cars so I'll use it all the time. :geek:
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Postby Jamie » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:59 pm

It will help me buying every e46 in the uk thanks Sanchez :lol:
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Postby feva » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:01 pm

It will help me buying every e46 in the uk thanks Sanchez
Should have another box saying "you've owned this car before" just for you Jay.

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