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Thu, 10 Oct 2013

HPI is urging used car buyers to avoid getting spooked by dodgy used car sellers this Halloween. The vehicle information service is offering 30% off an HPI Check for the remainder of October. 1 in 3 used cars checked by HPI has a hidden history, putting used car buyers at risk of buying a car that could turn into a nightmare on wheels.

“Buying a used car doesn’t have to turn into a horror story if buyers take the right precautions,” says Nicola Johnson, Consumer Services Manager for HPI. “Used car fraudsters have more tricks than treats up their sleeves, leaving consumers at risk of paying over the odds for a car that could be stolen or cloned or could still be on outstanding finance. This means buyers stand to lose the car and the money they paid for it when it’s returned to its rightful owner. Clocking is also a major problem, as unscrupulous sellers turn back the mileage in order to push up the price on their vehicle.”

Whilst a personalised plate is a popular addition for many car owners, it can also be used by crooks to mask a vehicle’s true past. An HPI Check will unveil any potential ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ vehicles by looking at previous plates and identifying any problems with the registration numbers previously associated with the vehicle. In addition, the HPI Check will also match the vehicle registration number with the vehicle’s chassis number – any mismatches may indicate something is amiss with the vehicle.

To take advantage of HPI’s Halloween discount offer, simply log on to, or call the dedicated number 0845 301 1816 and quote the reference number FRIGHT30 to qualify for 30% off an HPI check.

By Press Association Reporters