Don't buy a 🍋, Start with a vehicle check

Why should you get a vehicle check?

1 in 12 vehicles are recorded as an insurance write off

1 in 7 vehicles have outstanding finance

100,000+ vehicles were reported stolen

£14.97 for 3 checks

Our bulk vehicle checker offer provides the best value for money at £4.99 per check.
Best Value


Free Check

£ 0
  • MOT
  • MOT History
  • TAX
  • Vehicle Age
  • Mileage Estimate
  • Imported
  • Exported
  • V5C
  • DVLA Vehicle Spec
  • Running Costs
  • Economic/Environmental
  • Performance Data

Comprehensive Check

£ 7
  • All of Free Data
  • Keepers History
  • Plate Change History
  • Colour Change
  • Scrapped
  • Previous N.Ireland
  • VIC Inspected
  • VIN or Chassis
  • Engine Number
  • Valuation
  • Outstanding Finance
  • Written Off
  • Police Stolen
  • Cert. Destruction
  • High Risk
  • Mileage Anomaly

Basic Check

£ 1
  • All of Free Data
  • Keepers History
  • Plate Change History
  • Colour Change
  • Scrapped
  • Previous N.Ireland
  • VIC Inspected
  • VIN or Chassis
  • Engine Number
  • 5 Band Valuation

Basic Vehicle Data that is Included 🚘

A car check with Total Vehicle Checker provides you with over 40 fields of information about the vehicle you are checking out. The basic check includes the additional data below on top of the free report. 

Number of Previous Owners/Keepers History

See the total number of vehicle keepers which has been recorded by the DVLA since the first day of registration. There is no personal information of the vehicle keepers, this request will have to be done directly with the DVLA.

Number Plate Change History

See if there is any history of vehicle number plate changes, which includes the VRM and VRM change date.

Colour Change

Check the vehicles history of any colour changes that may happened previously. This requires immediate notification to the DVLA so that the V5 can be updated.


Check with DVLA data to see if the vehicle you are checking has been scrapped or not.

Previous N.Ireland

Supplied by DVLA prior to 2009, this is the VRM that was on the vehicle prior to it being registered with the DVLA.

VIC Inspected

This vehicle check ensures that the vehicle registration certificate (V5C) was not issued for a car that has been stolen or cloned. This normally occurs with destroyed or scrapped cars.

VIN/Chassis Number

Check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of a vehicle to ensure the details you have are matching with the records that DVLA holds. This is a very important check.

Engine Number

Ensure the engine number matches the records held by the DVLA.

Comprehensive Vehicle Check Data ✅

When buying a car it is always advised that you check the history of the vehicle. This is to avoid a finding out about a hidden past that can get expensive.

Outstanding Finance Check

The vehicle check includes any finance agreement details as well as finance company details too (where applicable). Purchasing a car with outstanding finance can cause some serious issues in the future if you are unaware of it.

Insurance Write-Off (Total loss) Check

Run a check to see if the vehicle has ever been declared a write-off or total loss. This includes loss type and date. This happens when the repairs costs are higher than the value of the car.

Police Stolen Check

See if the vehicle has ever been recorded stolen with the Police. Avoid being a victim of vehicle fraud.

Certificate of Destruction

Check to see if a vehicle has been issued a Certificate of Destruction by the DVLA. This is produced when a vehicle is scrapped/destroyed by an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF).

High Risk Check

When there is a dispute – often financial related – a third party will monitor the vehicle so that it is not sold during the dispute. This check tells you if the vehicle is in fact a high risk.

Mileage Anomaly

Confirm if the mileage on display in the car is genuine or find out if there is an inconsistency with the mileage that records hold.

Stay Legal & Keep Your Vehicle Legal ⚖️

To stay legal whilst driving your vehicle in the UK, it needs to meet the following requirements.

Have valid vehicle tax.

Have a valid MOT.

Minimum of third party car insurance.

By performing a vehicle check you are able to check the data held by the DVLA and other sources and ensure you are meeting the minimum requirements.

Why Choose Total Vehicle Checker?

Low-Cost, High-Value Vehicle Checks

We provide a vehicle checking service that is not only low-cost but works incredibly well to provide an assortment of valuable insights and vehicle information. Our focus is to ensure you make the perfect vehicle buying decisions and are not caught out with a lemon.

Low-Cost, High-Value Vehicle Checks

Our vehicle checker data is provided by various trusted partners which includes; DVLA, Experian, Insurance companies, Police databases and many other reliable sources. We are always looking to further expand and develop our data partners to provides the most comprehensive vehicle checker in the UK.

Range of Offers

We want to ensure you have the most comprehensive set of offers available to ensure you can check every aspect of your vehicle. We continue to work on new offers and features to further expand our vehicle checking offers.

Customer Service

We are here to help with any questions or query that you have. If you would like to discuss high volume vehicle check discounts, please send us an email to – – with your details and we will get back to your shortly.