Questions and answers

 

Q: Is it on finance?

A: There is nothing more important in buying a used vehicle than ensuring there are no outstanding finance or hire purchase agreements concerning it. It is a crucial detail that you simply have to have. Your report from HPI First will indicate immediately whether we found an outstanding
agreement on the vehicle and we'll even follow up
on reported agreements personally.

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Q: Has it been used as a commercial vehicle?

A: The History & Finance report from HPI First details the current ownership category and the motor tax category. Using these fields, we can find out whether the vehicle is registered as a company vehicle, a private vehicle and many more.

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Q: Has it been exported?

A: Your HPI First History & Finance Report will tell you whether the vehicle has been registered as having been exported. An exported vehicle that has remained in the country should not be purchased.

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Q: Has it been scrapped?

A: Your HPI First History & Finance Report will tell you whether the vehicle has been registered as a scrapped vehicle (destroyed). For obvious reasons, a scrapped vehicle should never be purchased.

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Q: Has it been written off?

A: Your HPI First History & Finance Report will tell you whether the vehicle has been written off by an insurer A written off vehicle should never be bought In Ireland, there are some categories of write-offs that insurers are not obligated to report and thus, if you believe the vehicle may have been in an accident, it is recommended that you seek a full inspection from a qualified engineer

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Q: Has the log book or VRC been forged?

A: Both our Vehicle Finance Report and History & Finance Report give you the opportunity to check the vehicle's Vehicle Registration Certificate number and the vehicle chassis number kept in our records versus the values found in the log book and engine of the vehicle you are checking. There should be absolutely no discrepancy between the Vehicle Registration Certificate number and chassis number in our records and those found in the log book.

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Q: Has the vehicle been cloned?

A: Both the Vehicle Finance Report and History & Finance Report from HPI First give a detailed description of the vehicle registered to the registration number that you use to run the query Combined with the opportunity to check the vehicle chassis number and Vehicle Registration Certificate number, you should find that all the data on the reports match the vehicle you're querying and its log book Discrepancies between the vehicle description, chassis number and Vehicle Registration Certificate number may warrant the abandonment of the purchasing of the vehicle

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Q: How many owners has it had?

A: A comprehensive History & Finance Report from HPI First will display the amount of registered owners / change of ownerships registered under in its "Vehicle History" page. The lower the number of owners, the better!

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Q: Is it a registered taxi or hackney?

A: Your History & Finance Report will tell you which motor tax category the vehicle is registered to. This will tell you whether it's a private vehicle, a taxi, a hackney, goods or even if it's registered as a vintage/veteran vehicle, among many others.

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Q: Is it a hire-drive vehicle?

A: A hire-drive vehicle is a vehicle registered to and owned by vehicle hire companies. Like a vehicle on finance, a vehicle rented on hire-drive may not be sold, as it is not owned by the person hiring it. A History & Finance Report from HPI First will tell you straight away whether the vehicle is registered as hire-drive.

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Q: Was it imported?

A: The History & Finance Report from HPI First will tell you whether a car has been imported, the country is was imported from and if applicable, the previous registration number in that country.

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Q: Is it on finance?

A: There is nothing more important in buying a used vehicle than ensuring there are no outstanding finance or hire purchase agreements concerning it. It is a crucial detail that you simply have to have. Your report from HPI First will indicate immediately whether we found an outstanding agreement on the vehicle and we'll even follow up on reported agreements personally.

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Q: When was it registered in Ireland?

A: A comprehensive Vehicle Finance Report or History & Finance Report from HPI First will tell you the date that your vehicle was first registered in Ireland in a day-month-year format.

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Q: When was it registered?

A: A comprehensive Vehicle Finance Report or History & Finance Report from HPI First will tell you the date that your vehicle was first registered in a day-month-year format.

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Q: Where was it imported from?

A: If your History & Finance Report states that the car was imported, the report will also tell you where it was imported from. This depends on the data having been correctly registered with the Department of Transportation, and as such, sometimes may not be available

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