Frequently Asked Questions

I want to buy a second hand car, how can I tell whether it is stolen or not before I buy it?

The police cannot tell you whether a second hand car is, or has been, stolen.

There are organisations that do credit checks on vehicles which will also tell you if there is any outstanding credit on the vehicle.

There will be a fee for this service but it is always better to check out any second hand car that you are thinking of buying.

A search of the internet will reveal a list of the organisations who offer this service, the price may vary according to each company. The police cannot, however, recommend any specific companies or organisations.

Search Cambridgeshire Constabulary