Cheapest hpi check
Recent price changes for checks offered by hpi
The UK’s most reputable and best-known car checking service, Hpi, have recently updated their prices whilst introducing a new cheap hpi check product for just £9.99. Run your own check now or read on to see the crucial differences between a full hpi check, multi-check and the new, discounted service.
Find out if a vehicle has any loans held against it, such as Hire Purchase.
Information about finance agreements including amounts, agreement numbers and holding companies
Where available Hpi disclose mileage discrepancies recorded on the National Mileage Register
Had the vehicle been involved in a major accident resulting in an insurance write-off?
All available information regarding insurance write-off damage i.e. Category A,B,C,D
Hpi provide a 30k data guarantee for information provided
Terms & Conditions apply
MOT test history for advisories, repairs, fail, pass, dates of tests etc
Is the car recorded as stolen upon the National Police Register?
Has the vehicle been cloned? VIN number must be provided.
Things to consider before you buy
The items listed above are the critical ones that need to be checked before buying a used car in the UK. Although the cheap hpi check covers the majority of them there are some important exclusions to pay attention to. A full hpi check provides a full layer of insurance when buying a used car and includes a £30,000 data guarantee. For an extra £10 I wouldn’t take unnecessary risks due to the potential of losing a lot of hard-earned money.
What else is covered on a full hpi check but excluded from the cheap one?
- Registration plate transfer*
- Fuel costs
- Costs of ownership
- Past and future valuations
- Current market valuation*
- Road tax information*
- CO2 Emissions*
- Previous owners information*
*indicates checks that can be carried out for free via a Google search. Example, visit the DVLA road tax information page that contains a full breakdown of the road tax fees for all UK cars. Similarly, the DVLA website also provides information pertaining to CO2 emissions.
Noteworthy, if you choose the basic hpi check there are multiple options to buy additional information that’s excluded from the full hpi check. Example, if a car has outstanding finance you can buy the agreement information including finance lenders name, address, phone number, agreement number and amount of debt outstanding.
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Below is a brief list of some of the dangers involved in buying a used are without running a check:
False vehicle identity – Hpi reports that an average of 1 in every 4 cars they check each day have had their number plate changed.
Hidden past – Including mileage discrepancies and insurance write-offs, 1 in 3 cars have something to hide.
Rightful ownership – Related to outstanding finance, 1 in 3 vehicles have outstanding finance agreements, meaning such cars belong to finance companies and not the drivers.
Theft – A staggering 53 cars per day are identified as stolen.
Clocked – 1 in 16 have mileage discrepancies.
Insurance write-off – Over 970 cars that are checked each day turn out to be major accident insurance write-offs that deem such cars to be worth around a third of their true value.
Run a cheap hpi check or check out my full guide to car checking services in the UK. Your other option is Instant Car Checks.