HPI Awarded Prestigious Highly Approved Trader Status
Vehicle information expert HPI, has been selected as one of the companies to receive Honest John’s Highly Approved Trader (HAT) Standard 2010. HPI was selected after the general public voted for companies in the motor industry which they felt were the best service providers. As the only vehicle history check service to win this award it highlights HPI’s position as the number one vehicle history check service for used car buyers.
Leading motoring journalist Honest John this year called upon consumers to vote for the HAT Standard, offering the UK’s car owners and buyers a chance to vote for their favourite service providers. Motorists were encouraged to vote for any of eight short-listed companies, which included HPI. Once the volume of customer nominations reached the required HAT requirements, each company was then ‘mystery shopped’ by one of Honest John’s team to ensure they truly delivered best practice. Those which passed these stringent tests were then awarded with Honest John’s HAT Standard.
Nicola Johnson, Consumer Service Manager for HPI comments, “Being awarded the HAT Standard reinforces our position as a market leader. HPI supports the motorist in a variety of ways; being at the forefront in the fight against all types of car crime as well as offering practical buying advice and tips. Being awarded the HAT Standard will confirm to consumers that HPI is a service they can trust.”
Honest John says, “The HPI Check is the first line of defence for used car buyers, confirming whether a vehicle has been stolen, written-off or has outstanding finance, as well as offering a mileage check as standard – arming buyers with the information they need before a purchase. Over the years HPI has constantly expanded its offering and now provides CO2 certificates with every check, helping consumers make greener buying decisions, as well as being the only check to offer clone protection as part of its guarantee. HPI has also long been working within the industry to make used car buying the safest it’s ever been. HPI is the first name in vehicle history checks, helping consumers protect themselves from the risks of used car fraud.”
HPI has been checking vehicle histories since 1938. HPI works with various industry bodies and the police to compile an unrivalled level of vehicle history information, making the HPI Check the most comprehensive available. The HPI will inform the purchaser whether a car is registered with the police as stolen, has been written-off by an insurance company, has a mileage discrepancy or has outstanding finance against it, and it protects buyers with the HPI Guarantee*. The HPI Guarantee provides up to £30,000 financial reimbursement in the event of the car not being everything it seems. It also includes cover against the purchase of a cloned vehicle – the only vehicle history check to do so.
Nicola Johnson concludes, “The huge risks and pitfalls involved in buying a used car mean consumers need to ensure they use services they can have confidence in. With the Honest John’s HAT Standard, anyone checking a potential car purchase with HPI can rest assured they are using a company voted for and recommended by other motorists.”