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80 years of HPI Car Check experience and expertise


In 1938 HPI® created the HPI Car Check to arm car buyers with vital information about the history of the car they’re looking to buy. The HPI Car Check has gone from strength to strength ever since.

HPI Check – the original vehicle history check

  • Comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date car check data from HPI with a £30,000 data guarantee as standard
  • The HPI Car Check is your first line of defence against car scams and motor fraud, including: stolen, cloned, cut ‘n’ shut & clocked cars
  • We check for previous accident damage, tell you if the car has been written off and the extent of the damage according to the insurer
  • The HPI Car Check does what it says on the tin and gives protection from buying a vehicle with outstanding debt such as logbook loans and car finance

What's included in your HPI Car Check Report


Is the car recorded as stolen on the police national computer?
Are there any outstanding loans and finance agreements secured on the car?
Has the car been in a serious accident and written off by an insurance company?
We check the car's mileage – has the car been clocked?
*Provided where available
What does the car’s MOT history look like? Did it pass/fail and why? What was the registered mileage?
*Provided where available
4 market values including: trade-in, private sale, forecourt value and price at new. Additionally, we’ll tell you the car’s past and future values – you won’t find this information anywhere else.
*Provided where available
How many previous owners are registered on the logbook?
Are there any previous number plate changes on the car that might be hiding a murky past?
Has the car been imported or exported?
Is the car registered as scrapped with the DVLA?
Does the logbook belong to the car you’re looking at? Is it genuine? Is it the most recent issue? There could be more than 200,000 stolen logbooks currently in circulation.
*V5 details must be provided
We check for any issues that might be recorded against the ‘Vehicle Identification Number’ that might not be recorded against the number plate.
We check if the Logbook and VIN numbers match so you can avoid buying a cloned car.
Forecast fuel costs for comparison purposes. Costs are based on 12,000 miles annually.
We're extremely confident in the accuracy of our data so we back it with a guarantee of up to £30,000.
*Terms and conditions apply

…And much more – Up to 80 data points in total!

Why an HPI Car Check is important


HPI Car Check stats:

1 in 3 has a hidden issue

The car you’re looking to buy could be hiding a multitude of issues that aren't always obvious just by looking at it.

1 in 16 has a mileage discrepancy

If a car has a mileage discrepancy it means it could have been clocked and you could end up paying over the odds for a car that has more wear and tear than you'd have known otherwise.

1 in 5 has had a plate change

Plate changes can be legitimate but could also be an attempt to hide issues on a previous plate. An HPI Car Check will provide information on these previous plates.

1 in 3 has an outstanding debt or finance agreement

Car finance and logbook loans stay with the car so you could be buying someone else’s debt. If a debt isn't settled the finance company may repossess the car meaning you could lose your car and the money you paid. The HPI Car Check is the original check to find out if a car is on finance.

74 per day are identified as stolen

The HPI Car Check scans the Police National Computer to ensure the car isn't recorded as stolen. We also cross match your paperwork to check for clones.

1,771 are discovered to be write-offs on a daily basis

It's important you know if the car you’re buying was previously involved in an accident. The HPI Car Check will tell you if it\'s been written off by an insurance company even if the seller won\'t.

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