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The roof comes off, but so do the miles

Over the last decade the UK has seen the number of convertible cars on its roads increase by a staggering 1182%, confirming Britain’s passion for ‘making hay whilst the sun shines’.

HPI adds MOT and tax data to trade HPI checks

HPI adds MOT and tax data to trade HPI checks

Automotive technology solutions provider, HPI, is bringing dealers a new level of insight into the potential cost of vehicle acquisition and resale, with the addition of MOT and Tax information to its vehicle provenance and mileage verification services for the motor trade.

Branning’s car clocking con could get him banged-up

HPI, the provider of the HPI Check, is warning used car buyers to beware of fraudsters, turning back the clock on a vehicle’s mileage as highlighted in the current EastEnders storyline. Motor dealer Max Branning and car mechanic, Ben Mitchell have struck a deal to ‘clock’ cars that Max is currently selling from the used car lot ‘Deals on Wheels’.

Used car buyers urged to beware of cut and shuts masquerading as a bargain

Used car buyers urged to beware of cut and shuts masquerading as a bargain

Used car buyers continue to fall prey to criminals selling dangerous ‘cut ‘n’ shut’ vehicles at bargain prices, warns HPI, the provider of hpicheck.com.

Ridgeway selects HPI's market leading solutions

Top 20 Motor Retail Group in the UK, Ridgeway, has chosen HPI to deliver its market leading vehicle provenance solutions. Under the exclusive agreement, Ridgeway will benefit from the HPI Check, NMR Check and Investigations, as well as the award-winning HPI Spec Check.

Buying a cheap vehicle history check is not always a bargain cautions HPI

Buying a cheap vehicle history check is not always a bargain cautions HPI

A report by BBC Radio’s Newsbeat team, put the spotlight on a unsuspecting car buyer who bought a car that he later discovered had a ‘logbook loan’ against it; the buyer had tried to do the right thing, by conducting what he thought was a HPI Check.

Missing logbook? Give that used car a miss, says HPI

Don’t part with any cash for a used vehicle without a logbook. That’s the message from HPI to car buyers.

Don’t get stung by an insurance write-off

Don’t get stung by an insurance write-off

HPI urges used car buyers to protect themselves against the threat of purchasing a potential death trap masquerading as a bargain.

HPI urges used car buyers to double check log books

HPI urges used car buyers to double check log books

The UK’s leading vehicle history check expert, HPI, is warning used car buyers to be on their guard against stolen log books (V5) after receiving a spate of consumer calls expressing concern over recent purchases.

Summer lovin’ with the top down

Summer lovin’ with the top down

Mercury’s finally rising, spelling the arrival of summer and sending used car buyers out on the hunt for that cool cabriolet, with recent figures showing that a quarter of Britons list a convertible as their dream summer purchase.

Don’t give cash for cars AA warns buyers

Don’t give cash for cars AA warns buyers

Twenty per cent of used car buyers would pay three quarters of the value of a car in cash to secure a potential dream purchase.

Outstanding finance top risk for used car buyers

Outstanding finance top risk for used car buyers

Channel 5’s Cowboy Traders has put the spotlight on the risks of buying used cars, highlighting that outstanding finance is a key concern for buyers and sellers alike.

Reasons why used car buyers are falling prey to online scams

Reasons why used car buyers are falling prey to online scams

Vehicle information provider, HPI, understands how confusing it can be for online used car shoppers to determine whether the vehicle they’re looking at online represents good value or not.

Turning back the years will only end in tears

Turning back the years will only end in tears

“Clocking” – otherwise known as illegitimately adjusting a vehicle’s mileage - has been practiced by dodgy used car sellers for many years as a means to make extra money.

1 in 3 the real risk not number ‘13’ warns HPI

1 in 3 the real risk not number ‘13’ warns HPI

Whilst superstitious new car buyers may be cautious about the unlucky 13 series registration plate this March, spring remains a good time to go hunting for used car bargains, says vehicle information expert HPI.