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Free Vehicle Data UK


Free Vehicle Data UK plugin makes adding a vehicle search by registration to your WordPress site quick and easy, plug in to the free version of the Rapid Car Check API in minutes.

Includes PDF guide and short code list to implement vehicle data by registration into your WordPress site, entirely free API access and usage statistics in admin backend.

(Live Plugin Demo >)

Docs and support

(PDF plugin setup guide)

(Full list of available short codes)

Privacy notices

This plugin relies on 3rd party API access from (Rapid Car Check), this means when someone makes a vehicle lookup on your WordPress site, the Rapid Car Check API will be contacted, use of the Rapid Car Check API and plugin are subject to the terms and conditions / privacy policy:

(Terms and Conditions)

(Privacy Policy)

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(WP Charts and Graphs – WordPress Chart Plugin)



Download and install the plugin. Either by the WordPress marketplace or via a .ZIP file.

Proceed to “Plugins” under the WordPress Administration Page and click “Activate” under the “Free Vehicle Data UK” plugin.

Go to WordPress admin backend, click “FVD UK” menu link.

Click the link that says “Sign Up Free Now”.

Enter your details and click “Activate API (Instant)”.

Go back to wp-admin page “FVD UK” page and reload or refresh the page to show API usage statistics.

The plugin should now be activated!

Go back to wp-admin page “FVD UK” and click “IMPORT DEMO PAGE CONTENT” to automatically create vehicle data page. Full list of short codes, PDF documentation and API usage statistics will be available in admin area.


Q: Is API Access Free?

A: Yes, we do offer free API access to WordPress plugin users.

Q: What vehicle data is included in API?

A: Make, Model, Colour, Year, Fuel Type, Vehicle Type, Body Style, BHP, TopSpeed, 0-60MPH Speed, Insurance Group, Age, Date of registration, Cylinder capacity, Mileage, MOT, Road tax status, MOT history

Q: Can I only lookup UK vehicles?

A: Yes, at the moment we only provide data for UK vehicles.

Q: Does this plugin require 3rd party plugins?

A: Yes, but only if you require the mileage graph feature.

Q: Does this plugin track vehicle searches and requests?

A: When a request is made, the vehicle registration and your WordPress site URL is passed to the API endpoint for fair usage reasons and to process requests.


Апрель 16, 2023-ж. 1 reply
I regret installing the Free Vehicle Data UK WordPress plugin on my website. It’s been nothing but a headache. The plugin only allows 20 free attempts per day, but even if you don’t use them all, they don’t renew the next day. For the past four days, the plugin has been showing -1 lookups remaining today, which is incredibly frustrating. To make matters worse, we decided to purchase an extra monthly top-up for 500 searches, but it didn’t even work with the plugin. We tried contacting their support team via email, but no one bothered to reply. Save yourself the trouble and avoid this buggy and unreliable plugin.
Ноябрь 5, 2022-ж.
Hi! Good work with this plugin. It’s no possible to use for Ireland Cars Registration? Or somebody help me with an Ireland Car Registration Plugin?? Thanks a lot!
Июль 22, 2021-ж.
Great plugin, not to mention Free to use, works well with up-to-date WordPress. Easy to integrate as well.
Март 7, 2021-ж.
Very happy with this, adds a little something extra to your site. Has put a smile on my client. Installed in hardly any time and simple to modify.
Январь 29, 2021-ж.
In the process of making an MOT booking system when I found this plugin, made life a lot easier and its quick to setup.
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Contributors & Developers

“Free Vehicle Data UK” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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v. 1.2.8 – Changed daily check limits and various content changes within the plugin pages.

v. 1.2.7 – Ability to Deauthorize from API via WP-admin, tested with WordPress 5.9, Bug fixes.

v. 1.2.6 – Periodic API access level check added

v. 1.2.5 – Issue fixed where settings were overwritten on update.

v. 1.2.4 – Changes to admin backend

v. 1.2.3 – Tested with WordPress 5.8

v. 1.2.2 – Bug fix for issue after plugin update, automatically re-sync API access level to bronze/gold.

v. 1.2.1 – Update to gold API

v. 1.2.0 – Added new features to admin area

V. 1.1.9 – Style changes and tested with version 5.7 of WordPress.

V. 1.1.8 – More free vehicle data added, “Demo Content” template updates (import for more vehicle data), clear image cache/search log feature added.

V. 1.1.7 – More “IMPORT DEMO PAGE CONTENT” templates added, style changes and improvements.

V. 1.1.6 – Tax band images made transparent, small CSS changes, PDF guide hosted on 3rd party making plugin file smaller.

V. 1.1.5 – Small changes to search logging and admin area.

V. 1.1.0 – Major updates to admin backend, backend search log update, easy upgrade/downgrade, one click demo page template import added and more.

V. 1.0.2 – Search log added to backend of admin panel for supports.

V. 1.0.1 – Improvements to plugin CSS, changes to admin area.

V. 1.0.0 – Plugin release, further improvements to come.