Don’t buy a dodgy car. Get it checked for free.

Got your eye on a car? Discover its hidden history, running costs and MOT failures with Car Guide – the only tool that checks a vehicle’s past and future.  

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Our Buyers Reports offer more data than any other site
From only £2.99*
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*With 30-day access, additional reports are only £2.99

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(RAC, AA Car Check & Others)

Level of Car Data Check

Others offer less detailed ‘full checks’ or ‘gold checks’ – only we offer comprehensive buyers reports.



Unrecorded Salvage Check

Shows you if the vehicle has been through a salvage sale normally used by Insurance Companies to dispose of vehilcles that are beyond economical repair.

Future MOT Failures

Our unique platform will show you what a vehicle is likely to have issues with at its next MOT.

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Ex-Taxi Check

Shows you if the vehicle has been a taxi or private hire vehicle in the past. These vehicles can have unusual wear and tear and are normally high mileage.


Shows if the vehicle is marked as previously scrapped.

Compare Used Cars

Compare the specs of used cars from any website

Imported or Exported

Shows if a vehicle has been imported or exported outside of the UK.

Full MOT History

Shows complete MOT history for every vehicle in the UK.

Colour Changes

Shows you if the vehicle has had its colour changed in the past.

Plate Changes

Shows you any recent registration plate changes on the vehicle.


The only car checker that helps you predict the future

Free car checks rarely tell you much beyond basic specs and history. Car Guide is different. 

We don’t just look at a cars past – but also its future. Our AI powered platform scours 700m data points, uncovering the vehicle’s full history, potential running costs, parts needing replacements and future MOT failures.

So you’re empowered to make the smartest decision possible as a buyer – without wasting your time, energy or money on dodgy cars and untrustworthy vendors.

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AI predicts the future

An AI-powered platform analyses 700m+ data points, predicting running costs and component failures.

More than a car check

We don't just provide you with new information. Our platform will guide you through every step of the buying process.


Compare different vehicles

Shopping around? Our platform lets you analyse your favourite vehicles side-by-side so you can make the right choice.

Negotiate the best deal

An in-depth buyers guide helps you spot the right issues and get leverage for the best deal possible.

25,000+ informed car buyers love Car Guide

Money Back Guarantee

We believe we offer more checks on a used car than any other car checking site in the UK. Plus, we’re cheaper.

If after buying your report you find any site offering more for less, simply get in touch and we’ll refund you the price of a report, simple!

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