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Car Tyre and Boot Check

Boot and tyres check. Understanding tyre tread depth law.   During the buying process, CarVeto recommends visual inspections of each area of the vehicle. This includes the engine, bodywork, interior, electrical components, tyre checks, boot-well and...

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Engine Checks

Under the bonnet How to check car engine health   CarVeto history checks cannot assure the health of a vehicle engine. Therefore, this section provides a vital step to avoiding an unreliable vehicle and expensive repair bills. Engine checks only take a few...

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Car Buying Guide Part V.

How to check car electrics before you buy. Dashboard warning lights and their meanings.   In just a few minutes you can check every electrical item on the vehicle is working correctly. This is an important series of checks as dealers are less likely to...

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Car Buying Guide Part IV

Car mileage verification. How to identify a used car with hidden milege issues.   CarVeto searches and returns mileage check data from the DVLA MOT history database. Whilst the information provided is accurate at the time of record there are instances...

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Car Buying Guide Part III

How to spot accident damage. Car damage reports can only disclose information that has been recorded.   Accidents and accident damage settled between drivers (without insurance company knowledge) are not recorded in an online report.   CarVeto history...

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Used Car Buying Guide Part II

Guide & tips on buying a car from a car dealership Things you probably didn't know about the motor trade   Car dealer facts As a rule of thumb, car dealers work to a minimum of £1,000 profit margin per vehicle they sell. This should be Net Profit after...

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Car Buyers Guide, Part I.

Definitive used vehicle buying guide, from CarVeto. Over the proceeding weeks, we'll be sharing some important segments from our official car buying guide, authored and underwritten by The Used Car Guy. The complete buying guide is complimentary with every...

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MOT Advisory Facts.

Understanding MOT advisories before buying a car. What defines an advisory item and how does it impact on the buying decision?   CarVeto Platinum provides full and complete MOT history data as recorded via the DVLA database. We take MOT advisory items...

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Car Clocking Revealed.

Identify a car that has been clocked. Has your potential new car been subject to corrected mileage?   Reducing a vehicle’s mileage to increase its resale value has been practised for decades and with new digital milometers now fitted to most modern cars,...

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How to Spot a Cloned Car

Car cloning information. Staying safe and taking care of your money.   It works when a thief steals a car and poses it as another car of identical make, model and colour. This is commonly achieved via the VRM (Vehicle Registration Mark).     Example Car 1...

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