Why do I Need to Get a Vehicle Check?
A vehicle check is quick and easy to perform, and provides you with all the information you need about a potential motor car purchase. It will tell you the exact model and make of the vehicle is along with other vital statistics, including the year the car was produced and how many times it has changed hands.
Buying a used car can be risky if you don't check out the vehicle thoroughly first. It is imperative to have a vehicle check on any car you are considering purchasing. Otherwise, you could end up losing both the car and the money you parted with for it. A vehicle check
will give you peace of mind and ensure you are getting what you pay for. When this is all done, then you can start asking questions about any existing car warranty cover which may be applicable.
Proper Vehicle Check
There are many things that could be wrong with a car - some of these will be hidden with no way of being discovered other than with a proper vehicle check. By getting that apparent bargain checked you can make sure that the car is not stolen or cloned. A car that was stolen and has information from a legitimate auto to hide the fact it was stolen is called a cloned car. A HPI check will let you know if the seller is using false information.
Aside from the legality of the automobile in question, if you fail to get a vehicle check you could be buying an unreliable and possibly even un-roadworthy car. Sadly, there are those out there who have no regard for another person's safety and will happily sell a car to you that has a hidden history. Some cars that are available for sale have been clocked. This means the mileage has been changed to make it look like the car has been driven less. A clocked vehicle could have serious mechanical problems and you would be paying more for the car than it's actual worth.
A vehicle check will also tell you if the vehicle has ever been written off by a motor insurance company
. Insurance write-offs have generally been in an accident and have been damaged beyond repair. However, some of these cars do make it back onto the road, having been patched-up by fraudsters and criminals, intent only on making a quick profit. If you do get tricked into buying a written-off car then you could well be driving an unsafe vehicle that could easily put lives at risk - including your own.
It would be lovely if we really could rely on people to be honest and open. The sad reality is though, that there are plenty of people who are not honest and trustworthy, and when you're about to hand over a large sum of money, it's wise to remember this fact. Having a vehicle checked out will greatly reduce the odds of you ending up liable for a stolen or otherwise illegal car. It will also give you peace of mind knowing the vehicle doesn't have a hidden history and is safe to be driven.