Mapping a used car purchase

Steps after my CarVeto check

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CarVeto is a car checking service that blocks your decision to buy a used vehicle until it has passed our background history check. We gather our data from Experian, Police, MIAFTR, VIC, VCA, DVLA and other sources. Each time a vehicle registration is entered we search and return all available data.

How to buy a used car – the result is an easy to understand vehicle history report that clearly explains if a vehicle is safe, legal and a worthwhile investment.



What makes up a FAILED CarVeto check result?


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  • Stolen/theft Police marker database – if the vehicle is recorded as ever being stolen
  • Stolen/theft MIAFTR marker (Motor Insurance Anti-Fraud and Theft Register) database – if the vehicle is recorded as ever being stolen
  • Written-off – if the vehicle has been involved in a major accident resulting in an insurance category loss
  • Scrapped – if the vehicle has ever been recorded as scrapped
  • Unscrapped – if the vehicle has ever been recorded as unscrapped
  • VIC Inspected – if the vehicle has ever been VIC (Vehicle Identity Check) inspected?


A FAILED check is equal to our CarVeto. At this stage, we advise to NOT buy the car without further investigations relating to the FAILED items.

Example – if the vehicle is displaying as being stolen via Police Theft Markers or an interested insurance company that has paid out a premium to the vehicle owner, to cover losses.

Why is it important? It is illegal to sell a stolen vehicle and it is likely you will lose both the vehicle and money paid for it.



What makes up a WARNING CarVeto check result?


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  • Outstanding finance agreements – if the vehicle has any financial interest from a third party finance company
  • Exported – if the vehicle has ever been exported from the UK
  • Imported – if the vehicle has ever been imported into the UK
  • Plate changes – if the vehicle has had number plate changes
  • Mileage issue – if the vehicle has any mileage discrepancies


A WARNING check is equal to our CarVeto, with some conditions. At this stage, we advise you to NOT buy the car without further investigations relating to the WARNING items.

Example – we provide you with full MOT mileage history. This describes the mileages at different times during the life of the vehicle. We advise investigating a possible milometer replacement. There will ideally be full, documented history of the milometer replacement, date of the change, parts replaced, technicians that carried out the work and the owner at the time. No record of milometer replacement may mean the car has suffered illegal mileage alteration.

Why is this important? Vehicles with mileage discrepancies are worth less than those without. The safety of the vehicle cannot be verified.



What makes up a PASSED CarVeto check result?


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If none of the above markers is processed as a WARNING or FAILURE, the vehicle will pass the CarVeto check. This means our Veto is lifted and you can take the next steps to buy the vehicle.

Why is this important? Buying a used vehicle that is genuine, reliable and excellent value for money requires informed decisions. A passed CarVeto provides assurances about a vehicle and its previous history. Motorists are more likely to buy a quality vehicle by accessing the information held via our database.

Note that CarVeto discloses information that is recorded against the vehicle.


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Example of what CarVeto cannot disclose:

The vehicle was involved in a moderate road traffic accident that resulted in accident damage repair. The drivers chose to settle the dispute between themselves without insurance company involvement.

In cases like this, the insurance company has no record of accident damage. In such circumstances, CarVeto is unable to provide a record of this incident.

Although a used vehicle has passed the CarVeto check we advise full visual inspections of the vehicle and its documentation, prior to purchase. A third party mechanic or car inspection service is also advisable.

Why is this important? Vehicles with accident damage repair may not be as valuable or reliable. Much depends on the quality of the repair and general maintenance of the vehicle.

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