One in five cars checked by HPI has had a plate change. A new plate can hide a multitude of sins; the car could be stolen or insurance write off. HPI checks match the vehicle registration number with the vehicles chassis number (VIN) to uncover any hidden truths.
Ten million HPI checks were carried out last year proving that used car buyers are still exposed to unscrupulous sellers, one in three cars checked by vehicle expert HPI have something to hide. Daniel Burgess, Managing Director for HPI said “as our latest figures show, the public and dealers alike continue to be caught out fraudsters. Dealers need to remain vigilant and HPI can give them very real protection, including up to £30,000 financial reimbursement should the information we provide be incorrect or incomplete. Dealers can get access to HPI’s services online, via their PC, iPad, iPhone or smartphone. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Don’t take the risk.”