Terms & Abbreviations

 

ABI
Association of British Insurers
At risk
Where a third party has an interest in a vehicle and/or identified that a VRM is at risk of fraud or theft and /or there is a potential risk to you, the purchaser, from completing a purchase
Check
The enquiry you make with us for a VRM
Clone
A stolen (or previously written off) vehicle bearing the identity of another
DVLA
Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency
Finance
Hire Purchase (H.P.) and Lease Agreements
HP
Hire Purchase
MIAFTR
Motor Insurance Anti-Fraud Theft Register
Motor Trader
A person or business engaged in the full or part time importation, exportation, sale, leasing, financing, repair, maintenance, broking, repossession of vehicles or any company liquidators or vendor and/or installer of vehicle components (to include accessories and tyres)
NPIA
National Policing Improvement Agency
Ringer
A stolen vehicle bearing the identity of a vehicle previously deemed to be a total loss
Salvage Dealer
A party that engages, whether full or part time (solely or as part of their business) in the dismantling, breaking of vehicles and/or the sale or repair of salvage (whether or not categorised) or trades as an assessor, engineer, claims management (or assistance) company or recovery operator.
The enquirer
The person to whom we provide the search data, also referred to in the Terms & Conditions as ‘you’.
Total Loss
Or ‘write-off’; where an insurer has deemed the vehicle to be uneconomic to repair and categorised the Vehicle accordingly from A to D and F inclusive.
V5C
Registration Certificate (otherwise known as the V5, Registration Document or Log Book).
VIC
Vehicle Identity Check
VIN
Vehicle Identification Number
VIP
Vehicle Information Publishing
VRM
Vehicle Registration Mark