A sample report can be found here www.hpicheck.com/HPISample.
190,000 cars are written off a year by insurers each year in the UK. Approximately 25% of cars still have finance owing, 1 in 12 cars checked show some mileage discrepancies and 1 in every 3 cars checked has some form of hidden history.
Data check prices vary depending on the level of insurance you require to cover you on the accuracy of the data if you buy the car. Some policies provide additional information such as vehicle valuation. Discounts are also available for multiple checks carried out at once. A list of suppliers can be found under 'useful links' below.
Cut Price Vehicle Inspections
A vehicle purchase is to most people their second largest purchase after their home. If your not a expert with cars or you wish to buy in confidence you might want to carry out a vehicle inspection.
Inspections are usually carried out at the vendor address and should include a full road test, inspection of the vehicle's body, paintwork, interior, visible mechanical and electrical components and equipment. The price varies depending on the number of checks carried out and also the type of vehicle being inspected, dependant on age and engine size.
Both RAC and the AA offer vehicle inspection services which will provide you with a written & verbal report as to the vehicle road worthiness and any faults with the vehicle.
Your not limited to the breakdown services to carry out your inspection. Ring your local main dealer, and they will usually be able to provide you with the same service at a fraction of the cost. Usually they charge between 1 and 2 hours labour (£65 to £125 per hour) and will be able to provide you with a full inspection report. Your local specialist mechanic will likely be even cheaper but ensure they have the correct diagnostic equipment and you are confident in their opinion.
Car Data Checks
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When you buy an AA Car Data Check you will get £15 off an AA Vehicle Inspection and will automatically qualify for a member discount.