Marcus Rockey

Marcus Rockey



Marcus Rockey is an accomplished automotive expert with a lifelong passion for cars. Growing up in the motor trade, he gained invaluable experience buying, repairing, and selling used cars. He was mentored by his father, Nigel Rockey, a respected motor trader in Bristol and South West of England. Marcus’s formative years were spent learning the intricacies of the trade, catering to both professionals and the public. Impressively, he made his first successful sale at 11, a 1992 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 L.

Marcus has also worked extensively in search engine optimisation (SEO) and is passionate about search engine algorithms and optimising websites to the top of search.


Outside work, Marcus is a father to three daughters, loves Sci-fi movies and walking his two dogs (Frodo and Lola). He became a devoted Ashtanga Yoga Practitioner in 2018.




The Used Car Guy
CoolBison Ltd

Recent work

Lost Car Documentation – What To Do.

Lost logbook (V5C) Selling a car without a registration document.   How to apply for a new vehicle logbook via DVLA form V62 If you have defaced or lost your vehicle V5C logbook, you can still transfer ownership of your car or sell it to a third party. It’s also...

Car Finance Checks.

Outstanding car finance check Learn about outstanding finance car loans   Steps to buying a used car safely and legally Check a vehicle before you buy: Hire Purchase Logbook loans Any contract purchase lending such has PCP Any other type of car finance Our car...

BVRLA, DVLA & RMI Mileage Data Sets (New)

BVRLA, VOSA and RMI mileage combined data Enhancing Car History Checks with Additional Mileage Data: Combating the Growing Problem of Clocked Vehicles in the UK The latest extensive mileage data alerts are provided by CarVetoIntroduction Car history checks are crucial...

Transferring car owner or address

Tell DVLA of a change of ownership from a sold, purchased or transferred car   DVLA and changes of name or address to the V5C logbook   How to report vehicle changes online and offline Part of every sale and transfer of a used car involves telling the DVLA....

Registered keeper versus legal owner

DVLA registered keeper vs the legal owner of a car. How DVLA and Police regard car ownership.   Who owns a car when the main driver is not the DVLA registered keeper? The V5C logbook provided by DVLA is not evidence of legal car ownership. Instead, it states the...

DVLA Logbook Checks When Buying a Car.

Case study: V5 check car logbook.   DVLA V5C registration certificate vehicle check.   A recent customer was planning to buy a car from a local dealer in the Midlands. He spoke with the dealers for an on-the-phone V5 check to confirm the date of...

Subject Access Requests to the DVLA.

What is a subject access request to DVLA?Authored by Marcus Rockey, covering the automotive sector for more than 30-years. Published 18th February 2023.The DVLA holds certain information about you and your vehicle (which is registered in your name via the V5C DVLA...

Buying Car No V5C.

Should I be buying a car without a V5C?   The 5 things you need to avoid when the seller doesn't have a DVLA log book   Buying a car privately comes with risk.   A new car is a significant financial investment that is not easy to reverse should you hit...

Road Tax No Documents.

Taxing a car without a V5 logbook, V11 tax reminder or green slip (new keeper supplement).   It is against best practice and government advice to buy a car without its DVLA V5C registration certificate, informally known as the logbook. It becomes especially...

New Style Logbook From DVLA.

Latest V5C DVLA Log book explained. Definitions of each section of DVLA's new car log book V5C document.   How to replace, update or change a car owner's name or address from a sale or transfer of ownership.What is a V5C? The V5C log book registration document,...