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The registration plate archive for UK cars, bikes and vans registered between 1903 and 2001

Track Down Your Old Car! Find Out If It's Still Around
🚗 Find Out Everything You Can About A Used Vehicle

There are a number of companies that can provide vehicle data. The upside is that you can get far more detailed information that you would from the DVLA or any other website.

Instant Car Check number plate input

The downside - it'll cost some money. It varies from a couple of pounds up to about twenty for a full report. If you are looking for a simple report with just the basics for a car that's several years old and that perhaps costs less than two thousand pounds then a simple check might suffice, but if you are investing your cold hard-earned cash into your dream car then be happy about spending twenty pounds on a full report - you don't want to find out in a couple of months that it's an insurance write-off, it's got outstanding finance on it or it's stolen - you might lose your car.

Although there are several companies offering reports, there are principally two companies that have the source data. They are HPI (www.hpicheck.com) and CDI (www.cdlvis.com) and they both sell their own data AND resell it to other companies such as:

My Car Checkmycarcheck.com
HPI Checkhpicheck.com
Car Status Checkcarstatuscheck.co.uk
Instant Car Checkinstantcarcheck.co.uk
Total Car Checktotalcarcheck.co.uk
The AAtheaacarcheck.com

Each has strengths and weaknesses, so browse through them and decide what you need to know. If you need to check out a few cars then some such as Instant Car Check offer substantial discounts for 5 vehicle checks.

Check whether you actually need the additional checks they perform (outstanding finance - if the car is quite old you probably won't need this option).

🚗 Find Out Everything You Can About A Used VehicleList of contents:
  1. Track Your Vehicle Down
  2. The British Newspaper Archive
  3. The British Newspaper Archive - Continued
  4. Is Your Car Still Insured?
  5. The DVLA Websites: Look Up Your Car
  6. Your DVLA Car Records
  7. SORNed Or Scrapped Car?
  8. Commercial Vehicle Reports
  9. What The Car Data Looks Like
  10. How Many Left
  11. Use RegArchive And VRegs In Depth To Trace Cars
  12. Contacting The DVLA For Car Information

Just tell us about your favourite car. Was it your first car? Did you drive it to festivals or around Britain? Did it have a name? Tell us your memories and we'll publish the best ones on RegArchive.

Don't forget to tell us the car registration number or we can't publish it.

RegArchive is the online archive for all UK vehicle registration plates. Use the search box above or below to see if your car, bike, van or other vehicle has been added with photos and comments. If not, consider uploading your car photos and/or add comments and memories - it's easy and free.