Check out that Car or Bike with TEXTCHECK
History Vehicle Check to your Mobile Phone
2pass has teamed up with TEXTCHECK to introduce a new service which gives vehicle buyers instant car/motor-bike check access to authentic DVLA and POLICE information, as well as serious damage and written-off data from British Insurers for as little as £3. (Cost £3.00 charged at 2 x £1.50 text messages received, plus standard network charge)
text 2pass followed by Reg Number to 83600
One of the cheapest ways to do a Data Vehicle Check before you buy a used car or motorcycle.
TEXTCHECK HANDLES OVER 120,000 VEHICLE CHECKS PER YEAR
7.5 million second hand vehicles are sold each year, more than 150,000 are reported stolen and 1 in 25 have serious accident damage. Yet alarmingly only 1 in 3 people bother to check their vehicle's history.
With TEXTCHECK, the UK's first vehicle history text check service, you can now check your vehicle status when buying a used car or motor-bike in a hassle-free, low-cost way.
So how can you tell if your vehicles' been used or abused?
You can't, so protect yourself from suspect vehicles by checking the status of your car or bike with TEXTCHECK
TEXTCHECK helps you avoid the misery of being mis-sold a used car, motor bike or van.
HOW TO USE TEXTCHECKTo use the service, simply text 2pass followed by a space and a valid mainland Great Britain (excluding Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Northern Ireland) vehicle registration number to 83600
2pass W941PRAWithin a few seconds you will receive one or more text messages detailing vehicle data associated with the registration number.
WHAT INFORMATION WILL YOU RECEIVE?you will receive DVLA and POLICE data. The DVLA text message will contain the make of the vehicle, the model, part of the vehicle identification number (VIN/Chassis Number), size of the engine, the date the vehicle was first registered, the number of owners and indications if the vehicle has been scrapped or stolen.
Example messages are shown below:
VW GOLF V5 2.3 VIN***6381 Mar00
NO COLOUR CHANGES
THERE IS NO RECORD OF W941PRA BEING SUBJECT TO
A TOTAL LOSS CLAIM BY INSURERS
HELP 08456 123 678
THANK YOU FOR USING THE TEXTCHECK SERVICE
FOR MORE INFORMATION, FURTHER REPORTS AND
CERTIFICATES CALL 08456 123 678
HOW MUCH DOES THE SERVICE COST?The cost of the DVLA and POLICE data service is normally £3 plus the usual network rate. Once the text containing the vehicle information is received on your mobile phone your account is automatically billed for the appropriate amount in multiples of £1.50 plus standard network charge.
This service is NOT a subscription service and can only be invoked by you sending a text message to the TEXTCHECK service.
Please note that we respect your privacy and your contact details will not be passed to any third party advertiser unless you request further information.
Think about a Pre-purchase inspectionGet a Pre-purchase Inspection (with a 5% discount!)
2pass has teamed up with ClickMechanic to introduce another new and great service that gives car buyers peace of mind that the car they are going to buy is not going to leave them with an expensive repair bill. Furthermore we’ve even managed to score you a 5% discount code using code: 2PASS5.
Find out more here.
84,000 people complained to the Citizen's Advice Bureau last year about faulty second hand cars.
With such a huge volume of complaints to the Citizens Advice Bureau each year the Citizen’s Advice Bureau recommend customers get an independent inspection on their perspective new car to determine if the car has any underlying issues or not. This can leave you with peace of mind that the car is in good working order or can help you dodge a potential costly experience to put right.
How the Pre-purchase inspection works.
When you book in for a pre-purchase inspection you select a day and time that suits you and then ClickMechanic will match you with a suitable vetted mechanic who operates in the area of where the vehicle you want checked is located. The mechanic will then carry out all 118 checks that are part of the standard inspection (you can see these here) and any additional things you would like them to inspect.
What Information will you receive?
Once the inspection is complete you shall receive a full report into your email inbox giving a rating for each of the inspections given and then you shall be able to discuss the report with your mechanic in more detail.
How much will it cost?
The service costs between £73.60 - £105.60 depending on the area of the UK the vehicle is based in. To get a definitive quote head to our pre-purchase inspection page here and simply get a quote. Its super quick and easy.