The free government site HistoVec ( has been launched by road safety authority Sécurité Routière to reduce risk when buying a second-hand car.

It tracks the history of vehicles on the road, noting past insurance claims, ownership changes, thefts, information recorded during contrôles techniques, declared accidents…..

Recent studies show that a large percentage of second hand cars have some element of fraud involved, whether intended or not. HistoVec aims to provide potential buyers, through the seller, with reliable information to make an informed decision on a used vehicle.


Buying a second hand car in France

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