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HeadquartersLeeds, England
Key people
Christopher Wright (Managing Director)
Number of employees
Parentcap hpi Solera

HPI is a British vehicle history checking service founded in 1938 and part of UK automotive data business cap hpi.

The company was set up to prevent the wrongful sale of hire-purchase cars and were the first organisation of its kind.[1] HPI works alongside the police,[2] DVLA, finance companies such as Experian, as well as insurance companies to generate detailed vehicle history reports for consumers in the second-hand car market. The report, called HPI Check, informs consumers whether a vehicle has outstanding finance, been stolen, written off as a total loss, has a mileage discrepancy (clocked),[3] had a plate change, been cloned, or has an outstanding logbook loan.[4][5][6][7] The HPI Check can be performed on any vehicle that is registered in the UK with the DVLA, including caravans[8] and quad bikes. In 2008, HPI were acquired by Solera.[9] HPI Headquarters are currently situated in Leeds.[10]

HPI Check[edit]

HPI Check is a vehicle history check service[11] provided by HPI (formerly known as Hire Purchase Information) in the UK. HPI pioneered the vehicle history check in 1938. The HPI Check produces a report that provides information about a vehicle's history, mainly if it has outstanding finance, or if it is written off, stolen[12] or clocked.[13]


  1. ^ Fagelson, Ian (1 January 1977). "Wrongful Sale of Hire-Purchase Cars". The Modern Law Review. 40 (1): 64–67. JSTOR 1095439.
  2. ^ ActionFraud (8 November 2013). "Beware of 'virtual car seller' scam".
  3. ^ "Q&A: Buying a used car". 18 March 2010 – via bbc.co.uk.
  4. ^ ". Devon County Council- Safer vehicles Retrieved 11 June 2015". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  5. ^ Planet, Lonely. "UK & Ireland FAQ thread".
  6. ^ "Buying a used car - Citizens Advice".
  7. ^ Phillips, Tricia (18 April 2013). "Hidden loan hell: Don't get caught out when buying a second hand car".
  8. ^ "Caravans 'most annoying'". 4 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Aviva sells HPI to Solera Holdings Inc - Aviva plc". 19 October 2017.
  10. ^ "cap hpi linkedin".
  11. ^ "What is an HPI check? - Car News, Reviews & Buyers Guides". Car News, Reviews & Buyers Guides. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  12. ^ https://www.freecarcheck.co.uk/vehicle-history/#stolen
  13. ^ "Q&A: Buying a used car". BBC. 18 March 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2016.

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