CarVeto Blog

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...

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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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