Car Plate Change Check

Check if the car you want to buy has had a registration plate change to avoid being scammed into buying a stolen car. Car Reg Checks provides you with all the information that can help you understand if your car is roadworthy and reliable. Just enter the registration below and get a full car check report.

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Why do you need a car plate change check?

Our plate change history check will give you peace of mind before handing over your cash to the seller to ensure that the car you want to buy matches up with the registration plate to avoid buying a stolen or criminally involved car.


Checking the registration plate history will also give you other important information that will help with your buying decision, such as checking if the car is roadworthy, outstanding finance checks or if the car has been written off.

There are over 45 million private number plates in the UK, which means that a plate change on a car isn’t always bad news as some car owners personalise their cars. However, it’s wise to be cautious with a number of plate change, as some individuals do this to hide the car’s past. Therefore a number plate change check is really important to do before going through with the sale.

Using data from the DVLA, Car Reg Checks will run a full history check on any vehicle’s registration for an accurate and verified report. Using the data in our report, you can match up the registration details with the car’s specifications to ensure the car you want to buy is authentic to avoid being a victim of buying a stolen car.

How our vehicle checks work?



Enter registration number

Simply type the car’s number plate into the input field above and click 'Check Now'.

Your registration number or number plate is also referred to as your VRM (Vehicle Registration Mark). It includes numbers and letters and is found on the front and rear of the vehicle.



Choose a report type

A free DVLA vehicle check report will be displayed. To source more information, choose from our standard vehicle check, full check or multi-check options.

Want to add more to your standard vehicle check, but don’t want the full check? No problem. Customise your report by selecting individual add-ons.



View your car report

After entering the required payment information into our secure checkout, you’ll be automatically redirected to your report.

We’ll also send you an order confirmation email with a link to your car check report, so you can access it anytime, anywhere.


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Car Plate Change Check FAQ's



We provide you will a full car check report about your car’s registration plate history including the total number of plate changes, plate change number, the total number of previous keepersand colour change history. You can also find out if the car has ever been scrapped.

A number plate change check is similar to doing a background check on a car. Before you buy a second-hand car we highly recommend running the registration plate through our online checker to see the full history of the registration plate. You will find out important details about the car you want to buy, including any previous plate changes and if the registration plate is personalised.

Most commonly, a change in number plate is down to an individual personalising their registration number, which means that it’s likely that the car you want to buy may have previously had a private number plate for this reason. Our full report will let you know how many previous owners the car has had. Checking the car’s full history will help you determine if the car is authentic for your peace of mind.

Car Reg Checks is your one-stop destination to uncovering all the history of the car you want to buy or sell. Simply run the car registration number through our system and you will receive a comprehensive report into the car’s history. This will include the number plate history as well as other important information such as the cars specification, previous keepers, outstanding finance check and written off/scrapped checks.

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Excellent website and service! I needed peace of mind before buying a used car for my fiancé. Thank you!

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Informative and accurate reports

Car Reg Checks is informative and accurate. A good and reliable service that helped buy the car I wanted.

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