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Vehicle check services

Before you buy a used vehicle you may wish to check its details to see if it's been stolen, written off or has any finance outstanding against it. You can check these details by using private vehicle check companies listed below.

Enquiries by telephone

In addition to the general enquiries telephone service, Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) operates a premium rate telephone service which gives limited vehicle information. Calls are charged at £1.50 per minute and lines operate Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

An enquiry to this service will confirm the chassis number and the VIC marker details as stated by the enquirer.

In addition, the following details will be provided:

  • fuel type
  • statutory off road notification (SORN) status
  • date of CT
  • previous numbers
  • origin and date of manufacture
  • date of registration
  • year of manufacture
  • engine capacity (cc)
  • CO2 emissions
  • expiry date of the current tax disc
  • confirmation of colour
  • DVA’s premium line service, phone 0906 5161 666

Private vehicle check companies

DVA provides information on the registration of vehicles to certain companies for consumer protection and anti-fraud purposes. Please be assured that no individual name or address details are provided. The information may be added to by companies with details from the police, finance and insurance companies.

The companies below are able to provide a vehicle checking service for the public and motor trade.

For information on prices and products you should contact any of the following agents:

Vehicle check companies:

Experian, Talbot House
Talbot Street
Telephone 0870 6000 838
Fax 0115 9344 105
HPI Limited
Dolphin House
PO Box 61
New Street
Telephone 01722 422 422
Fax 01722 412 164
CarweB Ltd
Pipers Business Centre
220 Vale Road
Telephone 01732 373 002
Fax 01732 373 001
CDL Vehicle Information Services Ltd
Strata House
King's Reach Road
Telephone 01436 821 206
Fax 01436 821 875
Vehicle Data Services Limited
Unit 10, Stephenson House
Horsley Business Centre
NE15 0NY
Telephone: 0777 999 1921

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