All cars at Drive24.co.uk are entered into the screening check, but it may not always be possible to find
data on the vehicle. A common reason is that the number plate has previously been changed, for example
where someone has had a private number plate. There may not be a need be concerned and we recommend you
contact the seller if you have specific questions about a vehicle’s history. Additionally, the checks
are applied against large databases which may occasionally have data errors. As such, you must ensure
that you reconfirm all information with the seller before committing to buy.
Condition Data uses information provided by Motor Industry Anti-Fraud and Theft Register and specifies if a vehicle has been written off (eg. there has been a total loss claim) due to damage or theft. Details are also available from the DVLA advising whether a vehicle has been scrapped, exported or has had a Certificate Of Destruction issued against it. An explanation of the categories of write-off are listed below:
This will be a very badly damaged vehicle that has been deemed unsafe for the roads by an insurance company. Nothing in the car is salvageable and therefore it is scrapped.
The vehicle has not been repaired following significant damage. It was deemed too damaged to be repairable however did have salvageable parts.
Category C, now known as category S, is where the car has been damaged to a point where it is not economically viable for the insurance company to pay for repairs. These cars will also be more damaged than a category D write-off.
Category D, now known as category N, is a vehicle that has had minimal damage, but it is more to fix the car than its actual value, and therefore is not economically viable for the insurance company to do so.
Formerly known as a category C write-off, a category S is a vehicle that is repairable but the cost is more than the value. Therefore, the insurer decided not to repair the vehicle. It will also have suffered more damage than a category N vehicle, but can still be placed back on the road.
Formerly known as a category D write-off, category N is where the vehicle can be repaired but the insurance company has deemed it uneconomical to do so. These vehicles can still be repaired, however, and placed back on the road.
This vehicle was recorded with a theft marker on the date provided. It does not necessarily indicate that the vehicle remains stolen.
Please note that it is for you to satisfy yourself as to the quality, condition and provenance of the
vehicle through your own inspection and enquiries and Drive24.co.uk shall accept no liability for any
information prepared by it (in particular, where it is dependant and reliant on information provided by
third parties and, for the avoidance of doubt, Drive24.co.uk does not undertake to check or scrutinise