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Vehicle Enquiries and Crime

DVLA vehicle enquiries are a useful way to ensure you know the history of the vehicle you're buying. This section gives information on the various checks you can make to ensure the authenticity of a vehicle, along with help and advice on release of information from DVLA, what to do if your vehicle is stolen, vehicle cloning, and theft resistant number plates.

9 articles in this section:

Requesting Information from DVLA Records

Use the DVLA online vehicle enquiry service to find out information about a vehicle. The vehicle enquiry service can be done online, on the phone, or by post. The one to ...

    Vehicle Check Services

    Both DVLA and private companies Vehicle Check Services allow you to find out whether or not a used vehicle has been stolen, written off or has outstanding finance. ...

      Vehicle Identity Check

      VIC (Vehicle Identity Check) is a scheme operated by DVLA to help prevent 'ringing'. Ringing is the criminal activity of passing off stolen cars as repaired accident dama...

        Vehicle Crime Reduction Initiatives

        Vehicle crime expands to more than just theft from vehicles and theft of vehicles. What's the best way to protect against less obvious vehicle crimes such as ringing or b...

          Vehicle Cloning

          Vehicle owners usually realise their vehicle has been cloned once they start receiving fines or charges that they shouldn't be getting. Cloning, as the name suggests, is ...

            Stolen Vehicle

            When a vehicle is stolen the first step should be to report the theft to the Police. The Police then notify DVLA of the theft. Reporting the Theft Make sure you have ...

              Theft Resistant Number Plates

              Despite not being the easiest thing to steal, number plate theft persists. A theft resistant number plate is designed to prevent fast removal. The Reasons Number Plate...

                Thefts from Vehicles

                The first rule to remember is never to leave anything of any value in a car, as this makes it more attractive to criminals. Read on for more information on securing your ...

                  Release of Information from DVLA Records

                  The information that DVLA holds forms two separate databases - the Vehicle Register contains information about vehicles and keeper and licensing information. The Driver R...

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