HPI Full History Check

HPI is the industry standard way of performing a full identity check on all vehicles. HPI Checks are performed by using historical information recorded with the DVLA and DVLNI.

It confirms the make, model, derivative, number of doors, factory paint colour, gearbox configuration and engine displacement. Your report includes a record of how many changes of owner have been recorded. A HPI Check will confirm the true age of the vehicle, in terms of the year it was built and the date it was first registered at DVLA. This allows you to weigh up the veracity of the claimed mileage, and helps us narrow down a truer valuation figure for your new car.

As a matter of policy we HPI check all our vehicles to give peace of mind. The mileage is checked, and we can see if a vehicle has outstanding finance owing or has been involved in any accidents and has had accident repairs. A full HPI Certificate is supplied prior to our physical inspection of the car, that provides extra supporting documentation that the vehicle is clear of any issues.

Many shipping companies will require a HPI report in addition to a purchase invoice so they can prepare the tax information on your imported car dfor customs.

Some benefits of a HPI check:

  • The most comprehensive check on the market
  • In the industry since 1938
  • We can tell you if a vehicle is stolen, written off, on sale without the owner’s permission, has a hidden history disguised by private plates
  • Have strong relationships with finance companies, insurance companies and the police
  • Have a dedicated contact centre

Even with the best of background checks some problems can slip through the cracks. Our inspectors have over twenty years of car buying knowledge and will use their experience to delve deeper.

We examine service records for evidence of good quality maintenance. We check old MOT records through the VOSA database and make sure that annual mileage is as it should be compared to the current odometer reading.

We will provide an accurate trade price for your new car using up the minute trade pricing software. Our buyers will use their experience to let you know if you are getting a good deal or not.


Apart from checking the most important information with HPI we will also check out the cars service records as outlined in the cars history and maintenance printouts. If the seller is able to provide us with a copy of the vehicles logbook(V5C) We will contact Vosa and get a full MOT(NCT/WOF/ADT) Equivalent) history for your new car which will list the results of all its previous tests and also highlight any previous MOT test refusals and why. It will also highlight any advisory issues that were noted at the time of its most recent test and we can check if these problems have been rectified.