Free Car
History Check

1. Enter your reg number
2. We’ll check the history
3. You review the findings

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To check your car history for free, enter your vehicle registration number on the side

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Take advantage of our free car check

Other than a home, a car is probably going to be the most expensive investment that you ever make. It makes perfect sense, then, that you’d want to check out its history. At first glance, a car can look immaculate, but once you take a closer look, a whole variety of problems can present themselves.

That’s where our free car history checker becomes invaluable. BigWantsYourCar.com’s total car check also includes a free HPI check, so you can check that the car is free of any outstanding debt before you purchase it. After all, nobody wants the nasty surprise of having to pay for someone else’s debts.

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Extensive free car checks for peace of mind

The free car history checks are your way of knowing the complete history of the car that you are considering purchasing. The last thing you want to do is to put a chunk of money down on a car only to find an irregularity further down the line. You could find out that you massively overpaid for it because it was written off at some point, or even worse, that the car doesn’t actually belong to you, it belongs to a finance company!

If you’re buying a car privately or even from a reputable dealership, we’d recommend that you get a total car check. For the couple of minutes that it takes to enter your car registration number above and get your free HPI check, you could be saving yourself from a potential disaster in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

HPI stands for Higher Purchase Investigation and is a report that looks into the history of a vehicle. An HPI check can reveal a wide variety of both potential issues and helpful information, some of which can affect the price of a car substantially, and some of which could lead to potential legal issues. A free HPI check report will include the following information:

  • Recorded as stolen
  • Insurance write-off
  • Outstanding Finance
  • Number of previous owners
  • Recorded as scrap
  • Logbook check
  • Mileage discrepancies
  • Number plate changes
  • Imported or exported
  • Market valuation
  • Estimated fuel costs
  • VIN/Chassis number check
  • MOT history


The only information that you need to check out a vehicle’s history is the registration number. You don’t need the VIN number, the logbook or anything else. Try it yourself – enter your registration number in the box at the top of the page to see how easy it is!

An HPI check is a thorough look into the history of a car and, understandably, one of the things you’ll want to know is if the car has been in a crash or written off at any point in its life. Fortunately, this information is included as part of the HPI check

Perform my free car history check

To check your car history for free, enter your vehicle registration number below

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