isitnicked.com Fequently Asked Questions
The FREE UK vehicle check site.
What is isitnicked.com?
isitnicked.com is a website that allows users to search for vehicles using the Vehicle Registration Mark (VRM) or Vehicle Identificaiton Number (VIN). Our databases search the Police National Computer (PNC) for any listed stolen vehicles,w e also show Road Tax and MOT data from the DVLA and DVSA respectively. The results of this are returned to you for free, but you do have to have a free account with us. You can create an account here. We also supply free basic vehicle information from the DVLA such as make, model, colour, engine type.
How do I check fro a stolen car?
There are many aspects to establishing if the car you are looking at is stolen. As a buyer, the general rule is that if it is too good to be true then thre are likely to be issues with the car. However, checking the vehicle documentation (V5 Log book) matches the registration (VRM) and the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Youi can also check out our search tool at isitnicked.com to establish if the Vehicle Registration Mark or Vehicle Identification Number has been listed as stolen or destroyed on the Police National Computer (often referred to as PNC).
What happens if I have bought a stolen vehicle?
Unfortunatley, the car is likely to be recovered from you by the police and you may lose any money you have invested in it. Stolen property always remains the property of the orginal owner, regardless of how you came in possession of it. If an insurance company has made a payment to the lossee, then the vehicle belongs to the insurance company. This is why it is important for any prospective buyer to ensure they fully research any vehicle purchase. The data on our website is just one part of the research process when buying a car, and should not be a replacement for using sound judgement of the circumstances of the sale or giving the car a full look over to ensure you are getting what you want out of the purchase.
How much does it cost to use isitnicked.com?
isitnicked.com is free for stolen vehicle data, tax and MOT information. There may be fees for other services such as written off data and finance data. You will have to have a free account with us to view the stolen vehicle data for free. You can create an account here. We also supply free basic vehicle information from the DVLA such as make, model, colour, engine type.
Does isitnicked.com show the Vehicle Identification Number in searches?
The Vehicle Identification Number or VIN is displayed in all our search results for FREE. We display the last 5 digits of the VIN number. Due to restrictions from the DVLA and as a preventative measure for vehicle cloaning, we are unable to show the full VIN number. Where a vehicle is reported stolen to the police, the full VIN number will be displayed. You will have to have a free account with us to view VIN data for free. You can create an account here. We also supply free basic vehicle information from the DVLA such as make, model, colour, engine type.
Can I check a VIN number for free?
Yes. Checking a VIN number (vehicle identification number) is free is isitnicked.com. The vehicle identification number can be found, usually, in the bottom corner of the windscreen on the passenger side of a vehicle. Other places may include the chasis, under the bonet or by the drivers side footwell. To check a VIN at isitnicked.com, just take a note of the alpha numeric code and type it in to our VIN search box. You will have to create a free account with us to view VIN data for free. You can create an account here. We also supply free basic vehicle information from the DVLA such as make, model, colour, engine type.
Why choose isitnicked.com for your stolen car search?
We offer our stolen car search completely free of charge. Our data is sourced directly from the Home Office who own and run the Police National Computer and we update our records daily. We show stolen data from the PNC as it is diseminated to us by the Home Office. But buyers should always take a commonn sense approach to purchasing a vehicle based on the circumstances presented in front of them at the time. Checking a stolen database is ony part of a buyers due dilligence. There are many other factors to consider. Data from any car checking website should not be 100% relied upon, and other factors ignored. If an offer seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Don't be rushed by pushy sellers. You will have to create a free account with us to view VIN data for free. You can create an account here. We also supply free basic vehicle information from the DVLA such as make, model, colour, engine type.
Does isitnicked.com provide a guarantee on their search results?
No. The data we provide to you, our customers, is not ours. It belongs to the Home Office, Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. As such we cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies in data, or delayed transmission of data supplied from these agencies which is out of our control. We advise all our customers to please check, and check again on what you can see in front of you.
Does the seller have the log book?
Does VRM match the log book?
Is the seller the registered keeper?
Have you checked the VIN matches the VRM?
Is the seller in a rush to sell?
Is the car well below market value?
Are you being asked to buy away from the sellers home property?
Our system is here to be part of the car checking process.