Looking for a free car check?

There are many places you can go to to get a car history check – the majority of them are free. 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 checks only scratch the service of what’s going on with a vehicle – which is where Car Guide can help.

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1 in 3 cars we check have a hidden history
A vehicle is stolen every nine minutes in the UK
1 in 250 cars are sold after being scrapped
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We offer more than the rest

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 checks may give you MOT history, also take care to look at a car’s MOT future using Car Guide.

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Why choose us?

As a business we’re determined to ensure that motorists are better prepared when buying a used car. 

Unfortunately, current car check 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 also build our reports from more data sources than any other car check site in the UK.


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