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Car finance checker.

Buying a used car with outstanding finance privately? How to remain safe and legal with a car on outstanding finance.   Vehicle finance is prevalent in these modern times with more than 75% of privately purchased cars bought with some type of finance...

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Write off check

Definitions of car write off categories Category N write off and category S write offs Write off checks   Insurance Category C and D have changed to S and N. Although a car may be classified as written off it may still be eligible to buy. What’s important is motorists...

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Driving a used car before you buy.

How to test drive a used car.Testing a car at a dealership, the rules. We advise a car test drive for around 20 minutes where you can achieve the national speed limit. It is best practice to drive the vehicle at slow speeds and across bumpy or uneven road...

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DVLA Logbook Checks When Buying a Car.

Case Study of how to carry out an effective V5C car logbook check. Vital steps for every motorist before they buy a new car.   A recent customer of ours whom we will call Andrew was planning to buy a 2006 Chrysler Pt Cruiser Limited from a local dealer in...

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Car Document Check

Documentation checks. DVLA & Ministry of Transport (MOT) vehicle checks.   Your Veto Platinum check provides valuable in-depth data about the vehicle you are planning to buy. Included is owner information, date of owner transfer, VIN numbers, engine...

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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 agree...

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Car Buying Guide Part IV

Car mileage check.How to identify a used car with hidden mileage 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 where mileage...

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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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