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    Default Car written off and brought back

    Hi, my car was written off in Feb/March. It wasn’t much damage but an old car (2005) so I brought it back and fixed it myself. Should I have informed the dvla of this? My insurance company never advised me of this when I brought it back? And also when re insuring what do I need to tell potential new insurance companies? Accident was not my fault so no claims on my part.
    Thankyou.

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    You MUST tell DVLA as they will record the write off on the registration document. The car will also need a Vehicle Identity Check (VIC) carried out by DVLA at one of their centres.

    Its all here: https://assets.publishing.service.go...__English_.pdf

    All insurance companies will know the status of the car as your own insurance will have registered it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hometune View Post
    You MUST tell DVLA as they will record the write off on the registration document. The car will also need a Vehicle Identity Check (VIC) carried out by DVLA at one of their centres.
    Hi Hometune, the vic test scheme was scrapped.
    Which having had to go through it, I can only say was a good thing.

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    Thanks for the update Loony. I too had to go through it.

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