FREE insurance write off check without the need to pay a for a HPI check
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FREE insurance write off check without the need to pay a for a HPI check

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Found 27th Aug 2015
Right.....

Go over to:
1. autotrader.co.uk/sel…car
2. Type the REG and any random milage
3. It will show the car details (if not click find details)... click next step

On the right hand side you will see a column. Under 'Your Advert' it will tell you if it is a Insurance right off by displaying the letter D or C next to the asking price of the car. If you cannot see any 'C' or 'D' then its likely a clean car.

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A few weeks ago I went to value my car (as it also gives a rough estimated value) and my car came up as CAT B on autotrader. I contacted them as I was sure this was wrong. It turns out it was as it was recorded on my car as a different make. Autotrader then contacted experian (who they get the car details off) on my behalf and got them to correct the error. Very good service from autotrader and a great free way to check if a car is written off.
Edited by: "matthew_legend" 28th Aug 2015

That`s great, thank you very much.

It doesn't mean it's a clean car just because it doesn't show anything.

You would be surprised how many unrecorded cat c+d cars are out on the road.

michaelstiff

Why on earth do Expedia provide car details ? Bit off their normal … Why on earth do Expedia provide car details ? Bit off their normal holiday and travel packages.

I meant experian

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mintcondition

It doesn't mean it's a clean car just because it doesn't show … It doesn't mean it's a clean car just because it doesn't show anything.You would be surprised how many unrecorded cat c+d cars are out on the road.


This is precisely what other services on the internet do but you would have to pay. This is exactly the same without having to pay a single penny.

Heat added.

heat added

Heat!

Thanks

This is excellent if you are looking at lots of cars then great.....but be careful, when you pay you are covered by an insurance so that if it turns out to be stolen, cut n shut, vin number tamered with or written off then you will get your money back {as the AA offer}, if you buy the car then pay for it, its so worth being covered.

As someone pointed out mistakes do happen and their are a lot of dodgy people only too willing to sell a knacker......

Many thanks ! Very helpful heat

any actual write-off cars reg's we can use to test this out as everyone more than likely with not see any letters (which surely can only be good).

quite nice freebie considering their advertising charges! £30-£50 per advert!

I just checked my second car a rover 25 2.0 diesel and showing Cat C which is sort of correct, it has been written off 4 times now but still keeps going. :0)
Edited by: "eatmybogbrush" 30th Aug 2015

,,,,OP,have itttttt, have heat!!!! Thanx

OnyX12

This is precisely what other services on the internet do but you would … This is precisely what other services on the internet do but you would have to pay. This is exactly the same without having to pay a single penny.



To be fair it isn't exactly the same. The ones you pay for typically offer a guarantee with compensation if one slips through the net. This method doesn't.

Not knocking the idea, as it is a great initial step, just adding a little info for accuracy.

Also, there is a far greater chance the car you are looking to buy has outstanding finance, which again, this wouldn't uncover but the HPI type checks do cover, plus if it's been stolen.

As always, it is a case of Caveat emptor.

Do be wary of this.... Yes great to see if a car is a CAT C or D but will not tell you about finance, plate changes, mileage discrepancies, stolen vehicles and CAT A or B's which contrary to belief do find themselves back on the road after going to 'dodgy' scrap yards.....
For a car of a few thousand pound surely a £20 full HPI Check is the way forward for complete peace of mind??

Edited by: "matthewclay04" 1st Sep 2015

I listed my car to sell on auto trader and I can verify I realised mine was c category after keeping it for 7 years ( my wife's car acthally)

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this cat c thing confuses me. recently my car was hit while parked. only damage was to the back right pannel. it now been written off as a cat c, and I've bought it back at the salvage price. from what I've been to by the accessor is that cat c does not get logged anymore, I don't even need to declare it if I ever sold it and all I need to do is fix it. I've even spoken to my insurance company (as I went through a different insurance company as it was a non fault claim) and they said all it need now a days was a new mot and all is fine. is this right? how come it's not logged anymore?
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