The UK's most detailed Free Car Check

There are many places you can go to to get a car history check. But just as it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you’re getting a great deal on a car, it can be easy to believe that getting that free or cheap car check will cover everything you need to know. 

The truth is that free car history services only scratch the service of what’s going on with a vehicle – which is where Car Guide can help. Our free car check service gives you peace of mind when looking to buy a car.

Our Buyers Report gives you the full MOT history and everything you need to know about the history of the vehicle. It only takes a few seconds to get yours, just enter a registration number to receive your free car check and history report.

Free Car Check

Just enter your Car Registration below

Tell us when you’re buying the car so we can show you the most relevant info

We offer more in our free car check

Understand a car’s future, not just its past – Even paid car checks won’t give you information on car running costs. For example, cost of repairs, service costs and what is likely to go wrong on a future MOT check. 

Whilst free car history checks may give you MOT check history, also take care to look at a car’s MOT future using Car Guide. We’ll give a cars current MOT status and also show you which parts might need to be replaced soon.

Free Car Checks with CarGuide

Why choose ours?

As a business, we’re determined to ensure that motorists are better prepared when buying a used car. Unfortunately, other checking sites believe this is as simple as checking outstanding finance or scrapped statuses. 

We believe all car buyers should have guidance on how to ensure the car they are buying has been properly maintained, which is why we show what services and repairs you need to check the paperwork for. 

We build our reports using more data checks than any other UK free car history check. Our quality free car history reports come with data guarantee as we give you everything you need to know about a car, just by giving us the vehicle registration number.


Is connected to HPI Check ®?

Impair Ltd, trading as, is an independent UK business and in no way related or affiliated with HPI Check®

Some of our data is powered by Experian, who provide the same data as HPI Limited, some by third parties and some by our own data and machine learning platform. We also source data directly from the DVLA and DVSA.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are a few websites offering free history check, however Car Guide provides more information than any other free car check on the market. With our free check you will get full MOT history and future predictions, detailed vehicle spec data, ex- taxi check and more. Car Guide is also the only car check company which will show you unrecorded accident damage as part of the free check. Check a car for free.
Yes there is. Car Guide offers a free car check which reveals more information than any other company for free. Of course, you will have to pay for a full history on a car, but Car Guide’s free check will give you a good first insight to decide whether the car is worth considering. Get a free car check.
Free car checks only scratch the surface and most of them are not worth your time. Car Guide is different. We offer as much information free as we can, including unrecorded accident damage, which many companies don’t offer even with their paid checks. Check a car for free.

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The most comprehensive Car Reports Available
We'll show you if the car is a write-off, has outstanding finance and manufacturer safety recalls
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