Find out if an insurance company has ever written off a vehicle and categorised it as a 'total loss'.
Every year details of more than 450,000 accident-related write-offs and 150,000 insurance thefts are made available to MotorCheck users. Each incident is carefully recorded and identified using a combination of VRM and VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) identification before being made available in your MotorCheck Vehicle History Report.
Where recorded by an Insurer as being a 'Write-Off' or 'Total-Loss' on the MIAFTR (Motor Insurance Anti-Fraud and Theft Register) you will be able to determine what 'Category' the Write-Off was recorded under, as well as learn when the loss occurred and the official date it was added to the database.
The DVLA will also record affected vehicles on the official register as ‘Scrapped'. Often these are Category A or B Insurance Write-off's but not always. A MotorCheck Vehicle History Report highlighting a ‘Scrapped' marker means that the vehicle is legally excluded from use on the public road and should not be available for sale.