HPI Vehicle check

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... It can! So if you want peace of mind when buying a used car, read on! The HPI vehicle check is an extremely quick and simple procedure that can pay dividends as well as piece of mind. So who are they, and why should I trust them? As far as I'm aware, HPI are part of the Equifax ... Read review

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Community Level 4xr2i16v

xr2i16v

Do you really know your cars past history

AdvantagesCan prevent you from buying a car that shouldn't be sold, saving you thousands!

DisadvantagesCostly per check

"...used car, read on! The HPI vehicle check is an extremely quick and simple procedure that can pay dividends as well as piece of mind. So who are they, and why should I trust them? ============================================= As far as I'm aware, HPI are part of the Equifax group. This is one company that I have had experience of, as they are the people that hold all the information about you, regarding creditworthiness. When you apply ..." Read review
22.01.2001

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Community Level 6bazza1603

bazza1603

32 pounds worth of peace of mind UPDATED

Advantageschecks the car history

DisadvantagesNone it will cost you £32 per car but its better than say losing £5000

"The HPI check is something I would always recommend someone to do when buying a car. For the small cost of £32.00 you get a history check about the vehicle you wish to buy. What you need to complete an HPI check is the reg number and the chassis number. I know you can get away with just providing the reg number to HPI buts its easy for someone to change the plates rather than the normally 18 digit number stamped on the body. This number can normally ..." Read review
24.02.2001

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Community Level 4john.sw

john.sw

A WAP phone is all you need for peace of mind

AdvantagesCheap and instant peace of mind

Disadvantagesnone

"...WAP phone and do an HPI Check. Simply enter the vehicle’s registration number and within seconds the Make, model, colour, date of first registration and engine capacity will be displayed on your screen. This costs nothing. For a modest fee or £5.00 (it will appear on your next Orange bill) the HPI Check will check for hidden interests recorded against the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and cross-reference the Vehicle Registration ..." Read review
28.01.2001

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Community Level 4willsmj

willsmj

It's not gospel

Advantagesgood

Disadvantagesnil

"...to firstly to do an HPI check at a small cost, around £30. This check ensures that the car has not got any outstanding debts on it such as being sold prior to the HP being paid on the car, because if it has and you buy it , you could have all sorts of problems trying to sort it out with the loan company, they could even resort to snatching it back!It also shows up if the car has had a serious accident, and if so will state what category salvage it ..." Read review
05.03.2001

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Community Level 3johnt

johnt

Money well spent

Advantagesreveal murky past, peace of mind

Disadvantageswaste of £28 if nothing found ?

"HPI offer a history check on any vehicle registered in the UK. Give them £28 and the vehicles registration number,they will tell you whether it has a shadey past. They carry details about any credit owing on the car, first registerd details such as colour etc, any accident damage recorded against the car and whether it has been stolen. I used this service for a Fiat Uno my mum was going to buy through a family " friend ". Turned out the car ..." Read review
17.08.2000

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