Publicly available information

Checking Vehicle Excise Duty Check if a vehicle is taxed: allows you to click the green ‘START NOW’ then enter registration number. You are then presented with two coloured boxes showing Taxed and MOT.

Previous MoTs Check the MOT history of a vehicle

Insurance status: 

This can be verified at http://www.askmid.com where there is a free check intended for vehicle owners/drivers, as well as the option to pay for a more detailed report which names the other insurer (intended for checking the other vehicle involved in a car accident).

To check the make of a vehicle (or indeed perform a paid-for HPI check)‎ a site from AutoTrader and Experian is available, at http://www.vehiclecheck.co.uk