If you are
buying a car from an individual, ask them for a proof of identity with a photograph, such
as a driving licence or passport, and also ask for a proof of their current address, such
as a recent gas or electricity bill. If possible, take a photocopy, or at least write down
the passport or driving license number. Doing this can help you prove and trace who you
purchased the car from. Any unwillingness of the seller to co-operate with your request
may also tell you something.
As well as checking that the
car is not stolen, a car check report can also check whether the car you are interested in
has been reported to an insurance company as seriously damaged, or a write off, or is
still subject to finance.
A vehicle check report can
also confirm the make, model, registration number, VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and