RAC Vehicle History Check

The RAC has launched the most comprehensive vehicle hisory check available in the UK with a view to reduce the risks involved in buying or selling a used car privately.

Whether buying or selling a car, RAC the Motorist’s Champion provide the most comprehensive car check in the UK.

RAC Vehicle History Check gives the vehicle history unique to the car and essential advice from motoring experts.

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The RAC found only 10% of used car buyers actually check a car before buying it!

The RAC data - taken from over 21,000 checks - found that 23% highlighted issues of concern, including: 12.5% with outstanding finance; 9.4% had been recorded as an insurance write-off; 0.8% had undergone a colour change; 0.1% recorded as having been scrapped; and 0.05% marked as stolen.

A separate study of drivers who had purchased an RAC Vehicle History Check found that 33% decided not to purchase the car they were looking at based on the information they received in the report, which takes a minute online.

The RAC Vehicle History Check

  • A complete history check of the vehicle including 10 alerts covering outstanding finance, if it's been stolen, written off or scrapped and any mileage discrepancies
  • Common breakdown reasons by make & model
  • Common MOT failures by make & model
  • An independent What Car? review
  • Vehicle valuation provided by Glass's
  • Average running costs by make & model
  • Car inspection and buying checklists
  • A Guarantee of up to £30,000 to cover your car data check

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Please see the RAC website for further details on terms and conditions as we cannot gurantee the up to date accuracy of the information provided.