Safe and Sound – provenance check and mileage verification

Without a provenance check being done, you won’t know whether the vehicle comes with a hidden past. A provenance check (often referred to as a background check) is the only way to guarantee that the vehicle you are proposing to buy is exactly what you would expect it to be. Please remember for your own sake though, that if anything is flagged as unusual during a provenance check, DON’T BUY THE VEHICLE no matter how good a deal it seems.

As part of the Safe and Sound scheme, your dealership will carry out a full provenance check on the vehicle, which will make sure that it has no outstanding finance arrangements or mileage problems, hasn’t been stolen or written off previously, or has had identity issues by checking for stolen V5 documents, plate transfers, number plate and VIN/chassis number matches.

To find out more about the Significant Seven, speak to your dealership or click here to find your nearest.

The 7 elements of the Safe and Sound scheme