Vehicle History Check
In Spain it is common practice to check on the history of any vehicle that is about to be purchased so as to rule out the possibility that it is, in fact, owned by a finance company or has a court order taken out for it to be handed over, again, often to a finance company or bank for failure to keep-up with payments.
Most people are unaware that if you purchase a Spanish registered car with outstanding debt, even outside Spain, then the finance company can (and typically do) exercise their right to have the car returned or the amount outstanding paid over.
So it is vitally important to check on the vehicle history especially if you do not know the seller. Otherwise you could wind-up being liable for thousands of euros of outstanding debt!
Fortunately, in Spain the exact status of each vehicle can be checked via the Headquarters of the Traffic Department and Spainwide offers this search facility to anyone purchasing a Spanish vehicle across Europe. All we need is the vehicle registration.
The Spainwide Vehicle History Check provides a report in English, covering the following important aspects of the vehicles history:
- Original Registration Date
- Current listed owner(s) of the vehicle
- Date of the next required MOT
- Existence of any hire-purchase agreement connected with the vehicle
- Existence of any court order outstanding on the vehicle
- Any fines or penalties outstanding
With a Spainwide Vehicle History Check report, you can have the confidence to proceed with the purchase of any Spanish vehicle. And given that the purchase of a vehicle is one of the biggest purchases most people will probably make, this is peace of mind worth having.
We understand that once you have identified the vehicle that is right for you, time is of the essence. As a result Spainwide guarantee to email the Vehicle History Check report within one working day following clearance of payment.
For further information please click here to contact Spainwide for a Spanish vehicle history check.