How It Works

To get a Cartell Car Check follow these simple steps:

  1. One Star Free Identity Check
    Go to the Get a Cartell Check section on the website (or to the registration box on the right of the page), enter the Vehicle Registration Number and click the ‘Go’ button. A list of vehicle details will be displayed – this is your free identity check. Check these details match the vehicle you are checking.
  2. Select Report Type
    There are Three types of report to choose from: 

    If you have a Cartell voucher code enter it at this point to redeem your discount.  Select report type and click the ‘Next’ button.

  3. Your Details
    Enter your full name, address and contact details and then hit the ‘Next’ button.
  4. Car Details
    Enter the current Mileage Reading – don’t forget to choose either Miles or KM – and enter this information at the time you carry out the check. Enter the VRC Number, VIN/Chassis Number and NCT Number (if applicable). If you do not have these numbers to hand you can still proceed through the steps and enter these details later using the ‘Complete my Cartell Check’ function.
  5. Verify Vehicle Details using Complete My Cartell Check (Free of Charge)
    If you haven’t already confirmed the VIN/Chassis Number please go to ‘Get a Cartell Check’ and on the left column, click ‘Complete my Cartell Check’ before proceeding with the purchase. The VIN/Chassis Number is unique to each vehicle and is one way of checking that its identity has not been changed fraudulently. It can be found on the VRC and in various places on the vehicle. This is free of charge once you have done a report
  6. Payment
    Enter the relevant credit/debit card details and click the ‘Make Payment’ button.
  7. Your Report
    After payment is made the Cartell Car Check will appear in the next screen. Additional information such as the Irish Finance Check results or UK History will be sent to your email address. All documentation, including your VAT receipt, will be sent to your email address. If you have any queries don’t hesitate to contact Cartell.

Making an Informed Choice

A Cartell Car Check can help you make an informed choice, but cannot protect you from every eventuality. Before you proceed with the purchase of the vehicle please view Cartell Buying Advice and print off the Buyers Check List – Buyers Checklist and Private Sale Receipt (PDF | 34KB) which will show you some of the things to look out for.