Check a car's mileage and MoT history online for free
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Check a car's mileage and MoT history online for free

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Found 13th Apr 2016
The government has recently launched a new website that allows users to check the entire MoT history and mileage of a vehicle for free.

The government website reveals the car's mileage and mileage intervals between check-ups, which will go some way to highlight whether the seller is trying to hide something.
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Thanks op. Quite helpful to check mot history and when next mot is due.
very helpful this and a good initiative by the Government.
very handy, thanks
Why is a HPI check not made freely available?
would this show advisories?
ssc1

would this show advisories?



Yes it does, been using it past couple of weeks to check if cars for sale on the bay are legit.
Just checked my own car, was a little worried about its history. A little piece of mind
Does NOT work in Northern Ireland (_;)
Edited by: "cullies" 13th Apr 2016
I thought this has been there for ages? Bought my new car 2 months ago and used this to check its MOT services.
This has been around since last year, handy to check car details etc but hardly a new deal :-(
Edited by: "minesastella" 13th Apr 2016
any idea why my car wouldn't come up on this? (also doesn't show when applying for insurance) I ket it mot'd and insured every year and its properly registered (have v5c etc)
Thanks OP!
Just searched for the first car I owned... its had a sorry decline since I sold it, at least 3 different failures per year.
badasschris

any idea why my car wouldn't come up on this? (also doesn't show when … any idea why my car wouldn't come up on this? (also doesn't show when applying for insurance) I ket it mot'd and insured every year and its properly registered (have v5c etc)


Just tried with mine - at first didn't appear but that was because I had typed a letter o instead of a zero....
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? Correct me if im wrong but this has been around for quite a while hasn't it?. The gov site where you can check a cars mot history etc I remember looking at it months ago
Been out ages this?
Glad I sold me old motor when I did, the garage musta spent about a grand fixing it according to the history
This has been available for about 5 years now.

The advisories will only show up if the garage includes them in the report, my car had a couple of advisories that were not included on the history check but was on the printed MOT Certificate.
Can also check if car is MOTed and taxed here:
https://www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/

And if it is insured here:
http://ownvehicle.askmid.com/

Plus for info on number previous owners you can go on eBay, go to sell car, enter reg and this will come up along with other information.

Amazing what you can find online these days.
Go on google and put car tax check. Then scroll down a few to find free car tax check , u will find what the car has failed on in the past since it was introduced in 2011. Some go bk further than that.
Nice to know mileage is real
very useful when buying a used car, which I am at the moment, thank you :-)
cheers op, very useful site
It was there for ages. Still good post. If I'd know there even is someone who doesn't know about it yet I'd post it myself.
Yeah I would of posted it also if I knew people didnt know about this

Edited by: "jaydee777" 14th Apr 2016
Been using this for a few months now , very handy . Good info for a lot of people . Heat .
Thanks OP
Very handy
PaulPogba

According to this website, my car has no MOT history? (_;)




Has it been mot'd at "cut and shut mechanics ltd"?
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mclovin9091

This has been available for about 5 years now.The advisories will only … This has been available for about 5 years now.The advisories will only show up if the garage includes them in the report, my car had a couple of advisories that were not included on the history check but was on the printed MOT Certificate.



​i dont think it use to. show the history and mileage since 5 years just when it was due and when tax was due
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I posted this deal over 1 year ago , nice to see its still usefull
mhwu

The government has recently launched a new website that allows … The government has recently launched a new website that allows users to check the entire MoT history and mileage of a vehicle for free.The government website reveals the car's mileage and mileage intervals between check-ups, which will go some way to highlight whether the seller is trying to hide something.



This site has been doing that for a long time for free too

totalcarcheck.co.uk/
guvnor123

This site has been doing that for a long time for free … This site has been doing that for a long time for free toohttps://totalcarcheck.co.uk/



total car check is actually better i find. Gives you a lot of free info rounded up in one search
Doubtless insurance companies will have software to use this free info to automatically check that you are actually doing the low mileage you say you are doing.
Anyone know how to find who the last owner is of current or old car?? I want to buy back an old 3 series BMW.
Good find, heated added
I used this service to confirm the licence plate of a dangerous driver.
this soo helped me..got £150 off asking price because his advisory was oil leak. happy days
dickhughes

Doubtless insurance companies will have software to use this free info to … Doubtless insurance companies will have software to use this free info to automatically check that you are actually doing the low mileage you say you are doing.


I find that telling them the correct estimated mileage is best.
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