Buying a second-hand car is always a bit of a minefield. Finding the right one is tricky enough, but even after going to have a look there’s still the chance that the car could have outstanding finance or mileage issues on it. How are you supposed to know if someone has “tweaked” the mileage?
If this is your situation, give the official HPI Check App a spin. It’ll give you the model details plus the colour, gearbox, fuel type, age, BHP and engine size that is recorded against the car for free. Then, for £16.99, you can get a comprehensive histoty check with data sources from the Police, DVLA, finance and insurance companies, garage and the HPI National Mileage Register.
Although £16.99 might seem a lot it’s a small price to pay to be sure that your vehicle isn’t a “wrongun”, and it’s actually cheaper that their usual £19.99 web-check. You can get the Android or iPhone version.
If nothing else, you can at least (for free) see if the your neighbours’ new car has a bigger engine than yours. ;)
New HPI Check App provides used car history at the touch of a button
Wednesday, 06 November 2013
Despite a buyer’s best intentions, if a dream used car becomes available at the right price, the all important checks are often quickly forgotten as the heart leads the head. However, even when on the move buyers can now obtain crucial information about a used car’s history from the first name in vehicle checking services, HPI, with its new App.
Available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play, the HPI Check App provides the most comprehensive vehicle history check available on the market, direct to a Smartphone. With a rich heritage dating back to 1938, HPI uses data sources including the Police, DVLA, insurance companies, finance houses, industry bodies, garages and the HPI National Mileage Register, to provide the fullest possible picture of a car’s history.
Phil Peace, Operations Director for HPI, comments, “Making sure the car is all that it seems to be might not be the most exciting aspect of car buying, but it is certainly one of the most important. If someone buys a car which turns out to be recorded as stolen by the police or subject to outstanding finance, they could lose the car and the money they paid for it. With our new App buyers can speed up the process by doing their history check standing by the side of car they are looking to buy, which will give them instant confidence to make an informed purchase decision.”
For just £16.99, the HPI App offers consumers the best defence against all the dangers of used car buying, informing them if a vehicle has any outstanding finance, is recorded as stolen, has previously been written off, or has a mileage discrepancy*. 1 in 3 vehicles checked by HPI has a hidden history, making it crucial the buyers don’t take chances and use the App to check a vehicle before purchase.
In addition to giving buyers all the facts about the history of a vehicle, the new App will also tell them how quick, green and economical it is. Where available, the App details car performance and CO2 data for free. Plus, the App provides road tax costs and MPG information – giving consumers a true idea of the cost of ownership and environmental impact of their prospective purchase.
“The new HPI Check App delivers the facts straight to a mobile device to provide an instant snapshot of a vehicle’s history, arming buyers with the information they need for the all important negotiations at the point of purchase” concludes Peace.
“Although it is an emotional purchase, buying a car is also a huge financial outlay, so the correct precautions need to be taken to avoid being taken for a ride. The new HPI App makes getting a history check as easy as touching a button – so why chance it?”