We know that buying and selling vehicles can be risky. Our research shows that 1 in 9 vehicles have been written off by an insurance company, which significantly lowers their value. How can you be sure a vehicle hasn’t been in an accident? How do you know its real value? Crucially, where do you find more profitable customers? We can help you find out.
Our turbo-charged technology is specifically designed for automotive retailers, finance and insurance companies. It helps you access reliable vehicle information and reach more customers at the touch of a button. That way you can maximise your returns as quickly as possible.
Did you know that every day in the UK 20,000 cars change hands? Our automotive software, data and services give you real-time information about vehicles, as well as access to the customers who are most likely to buy from you.
See a vehicle’s condition over time
Verify if a vehicle is registered imported, exported or scrapped
Check a vehicle’s value
Check if a vehicle is still of interest to a finance company
Find, reach and retain more profitable customers
View performance, fuel consumption and other data
Whether you want to check a vehicle’s history, confirm its true mileage, verify its value or find a buyer, our motor insurance, DVLA and automotive checks will help you get the job done.
Identify and sign up the best talent fast, at the touch of a button.
Quickly and accurately verify a vehicle’s mileage.
Check large volumes of vehicle data online to make sure your records are accurate.
Correctly identify and record a wide range of vehicle details, from make and model to engine size and date of registration.
Reach out to potential customers with the right message at the right time. Keep track of who owns a vehicle.
Quickly and simply verify the keeper of a vehicle on a specified date (for approved businesses only).
Keep track of information about vehicles you have a financial interest in. Receive notifications of risks as they happen.
Keep records accurate and up to date so you can contact the right customers with the right message at the right time.
Insurance is deemed to be sensitive information. You can only find out whether a car is insured if you are an insurance broker acting on behalf of a client.
If you want to check whether a car is taxed, you can do so on the Government’s car tax checker website. All you need is the vehicle registration number.
Experian offers the best high quality, comprehensive vehicle provenance and valuation information for automotive retailers, finance and insurance.
You can check a car’s history through our Auto Check solution. This tool lets you verify whether a vehicle is registered as written off, stolen or exported. It also allows you to check a vehicle’s MOT history and view images of it over time.
We offer the best car history report with our wide range of automotive Motor Insurance, DVLA & Automotive Checks.
When you buy a used car, you need to make sure you aren’t buying one that’s badly damaged, stolen or illegally altered. Doing so can save you significant time, money and hassle. Buy from a trader with an established reputation, and who is ideally a member of a trade association.
You can use the DVLA’s free online vehicle information checker to make sure what you are being sold matches the official records. If some details don’t match, the seller must explain why.
It’s important to check the vehicle’s MOT history, which you can do for free on the gov.uk website. It’s also a good idea to get a private history check, or data check, to find out whether the car has been: reported stolen; the seller still owes money on the car; the car has previously been in a serious accident; the car is showing the correct mileage; the car has been written off, repaired and then returned to the road.
You can look for visible signs that a car has been in an accident, but sometimes these can be cosmetically concealed. The best way to check if a car has been in an accident is to use our Auto Check solution.
Other background checks
A comprehensive range of background checks
Enhanced criminal record checks
Carry out complete criminal history checks
Check current and previously registered directors
Be confident you’re employing the right person