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.
Using the online vehicle enquiry service you can find out a vehicle's:
There are two premium rate phone services that give vehicle information. They cost 49p per minute and are open:
Driver and Vehicle general lines, Monday to Friday 8.00am to 7.00pm, Saturday 8.00am to 2.00pm.
Electronic and Driver licensing online, Monday to Friday 8.00am to 8.30pm, Saturday 8.00am to 5.30pm.
You can learn the vehicle's:
Call on 0906 185 8585.
Call 0906 765 7585 (premium rate charged at 49p per minute).
Several companies exist who will check major statuses of the vehicle, including:
iCarCheck - prices start at £4.99.
AutoCheck - prices start at £5.00.
MyCarCheck prices start at £4.95.
Selected organisations are provided with DVLA information on the registration of vehicles. This is for consumer protection and to help in combating fraud.
This information can also be added to by Police, finance and insurance companies.
Pipers Business Centre, 220 Vale Road, Tonbridge, TN9 1SP
Telephone: 01732 373 002
Fax: 01732 373 001
CDL Vehicle Information Services Limited
Strata House, Kings Reach Road, Stockport, SK4 2HD
Telephone: 08444 821 965
Fax: 01436 821 875
Talbot House, Talbot Street, Nottingham, NG1 5HF
Telephone: 0870 6000 838
Fax: 0115 934 4105
Dolphin House, P O Box 61, New Street, Salisbury, SP1 2TB
Telephone: 01722 422 422
Fax: 01722 412 164
Vehicle Data Services Ltd
11 Somerset Place, Glasgow, G3 7JT
Telephone: 0777 999 1921
Last updated: Friday 22nd July 2011
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