The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released data showing that there were 25,000 more vehicles stolen in 2022 compared to 2021. We look at the tricks and tech thieves are using and provide some tips to prevent stolen vehicle buying. What does the data show? The ONS data shows that there was a 24.9% … Continue reading Why stolen vehicle checks are important
With news last week that used electric car sales grew by 56.5% in the first 3 months of 2023, we assess whether now is the right time to replace your petrol or diesel with a battery electric car. Total Car Check is the only UK vehicle check provider that gives users up to 15 fields … Continue reading Is now the right time to buy an electric car?
In the summer a new Consumer Duty will be introduced that will affect the way motor vehicles are sold. We cover what these new rules are below and what car buyers should expect from dealerships and lenders. What is the new Consumer Duty? It's new regulations that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has introduced to … Continue reading New Consumer Duty and its impact on car buyers
Outstanding finance is one of the biggest risks in today's car buying marketplace. We cover what it is, the problems it causes and explain what protection the law offers to consumers who buy a vehicle subject to outstanding finance. What is outstanding finance? Over 90% of new vehicle and 50% of used vehicle sales are … Continue reading Outstanding finance – a complete guide
The Government has recently launched another round of measures to help transition the UK towards Net Zero. We look at what impact these will have on car buyers. Total Car Check is the only vehicle check provider to give you up to 15 fields of free electric vehicle (EV) data in our reports. Including range, … Continue reading Will new Net Zero plans help car buyers?
This blog explains why checking a vehicle's mileage history before you buy is a must in the UK. Our FAQ below runs through all you need to know about mileage adjustment. Total Car Check now provides an enhanced MOT mileage check in all Silver and Gold checks. This returns records of any motor industry mileage … Continue reading Why checking a vehicle’s mileage is so important
At Total Car Check we are always innovating to bring new helpful features and data to our users. This is the way it has been since we disrupted the vehicle check market over 10 years ago. Our customer first approach means that if we can provide something for free then we will. That is one … Continue reading Celebrating a year of Total Car Check enhancements
Car cloning is where the registration number of a car is copied or ‘cloned’ and applied to a stolen car to mask its true identity. It's a growing problem. That's why Total Car Check has recently launched a free tool that helps car buyers to identify cloned vehicles. We explain below. A growing problem In … Continue reading How to run a free check to help protect you from car cloning
The London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is being expanded to cover the entire Greater London area on 29 August 2023. The move has been met with strong criticism from Londoners, home county residents and others commuting into the capital. But recent news suggests that Westminster could use powers to block the changes. We provide … Continue reading Will Government stop ULEZ expansion?
The Government has recently launched a consultation asking for feedback on proposed changes to the annual MOT test. We provide some background about the MOT and look at what is being put forward. What is an MOT? The annual MOT test has been in place since the 1960s - named after the Government Ministry of … Continue reading Government considers changes to MOT