The free car check from the DVLA Online should be your first step before making a new car purchase.
If you're looking at purchasing a new set of wheels, did you know that you can use the DVLA's free Vehicle Online checking service to see what information they hold on their database about a vehicle?
So before you hand over your hard-earned cash, it might just be worth checking a few details about your new vehicle BEFORE you secure the deal.
The checks to include could be:
- How much will the road tax cost me each year?
- What are the CO2 emissions?
- What is the engine size of the vehicle?
- When is the tax next due?
What do I need to make a free car check?
In order to make an enquiry you will need the vehicle registration mark (number plate), and the vehicle make (for example, Ford).
What information can I find from the DVLA's free car check?
- Date of Liability
- Date of First Registration
- Year of Manufacture
- Cylinder Capacity (cc)
- CO2 Emissions
- Fuel Type
- Export Marker
- Vehicle Status
- Vehicle Colour
- Vehicle Type Approval
- The cost of the Vehicle Excise Duty rate (road tax) - 6 months and 12 months costs
If you're looking to be a car owner, or already are, why not download our newest app, My Driving Pal?
The My Driving Pal App has a ton of features including an advice centre that hosts a free DVLA online vehicle check. Our advice centre can take you through the steps needed when you're considering buying a new car, information on registering your vehicle and the V5C form, insurance and tax.
The My Driving Pal App allows you to store all your important vehicle documents, set reminders for your MOT, tax and insurance, and even has a cool quiz to test your driving knowledge!
And the best news is it's FREE for a limited time, so download My Driving Pal on iOS or Android now!
Want more information? Just click on the image below for the full list of features contained in My Driving Pal.