There are many reasons why you might not be able to know everything about a car simply by asking. There may be a great deal of obfuscation in its description or even some out and out lies and, in other scenarios, the owner themself might simply have no knowledge of where the car has been.
It might seem a little farfetched to imagine that you are being sold a stolen vehicle or vehicles that have been used for crime, but this happens far more regularly than you might realise. On top of that, you may also find that you are buying a vehicle that has outstanding credit owed on it, a car that has had its mileage changed or one that has actually been written off in the past or that has been flagged up as dangerous to drive.
A vehicle check can tell you as little or as much as you need to know about a car in a very simple and easy to understand way. Using an HPI check you won’t need to be an expert about cars – instead you can simply enter the registration number and choose the amount of information you wish to receive (the cost will either be very low or even free) and in turn find out everything you need to about the car you are buying.
Knowing the history of a car with such a vehicle check can keep you and other road users physically safe and you safe from making the wrong purchase. Without the right knowledge you could find that you have no legal right to own the car or that your insurance is totally invalid, leaving you open to some very serious issues. So no matter what car you are buying and how much you think you might know about it, a HPI check will always be beneficial.