Before you buy a used vehicle from a Safe and Sound dealership, they will carry out a full car history check and mileage verification to eliminate a hidden past.
Last year, 1 in 8 cars were recorded as an insurance write off, 1 in 9 had an outstanding finance agreement in place and 71,158 vehicles were reported as stolen according to recent data collected from Experian in association with Auto Trader.
A car history check and mileage verification is the only way to rule out an unsavoury past on the vehicle you are about to buy. As part of the award-winning Safe and Sound used car scheme, your dealership will carry out extensive history checks through a third-party provider to ensure that your next vehicle has no outstanding finance arrangements or mileage problems, and hasn’t been stolen or written off previously. These checks will also eliminate any identity issues by looking for stolen V5 documents, plate transfers, number plate and VIN/chassis number matches.
A car history check (often referred to as background or provenance check) from a reputable source 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 though, if anything is flagged as unusual during a history check, DON’T BUY THE VEHICLE no matter how good a deal it seems.