Knowing the history of a used car before deciding to buy one can save you a lot of money in the future. When requesting a vehicle history report (VHR), you can eliminate most of the guesswork to determine whether a used car has been involved in an accident or whether major repairs have taken place that may not guarantee your investment.
About a VIN Check
When you get a VIN check, you will get essential information about your vehicle’s history. This includes:
Past properties, including information such as:
How many owners have the car?
Odometer readings when the vehicle changed hands.
This can give you clues as to how difficult it was to drive a vehicle and provide a good estimate of your life expectancy.
Vouchers on the vehicle.
Buying a vehicle with a pledge can result in the vehicle being recovered if the loan is not paid.
History of securities and accidents, including reports of accidents, flood damage and rescue marks.
A title check can also help you determine if the vehicle owner is the real person who sells you the car.
How can I get a VIN Check?
To carry out a VIN check, you must first have the vehicle identification number (VIN). So you have several options:
Get a free basic VHR through public administration administered by the government.
Вuу а mоrе dеtаіlеd VНR thrоugh а рrіvаtе sеrvісе.
Маnаgеd bу thе Νаtіоnаl Іnsurаnсе Сrіmе Вurеаu (NICB), VIN Check is a service that provides free VIN checks to the public. Although not as detailed as other reports, these reports on the history of free vehicles provide information on vehicles reported as stolen but not recovered or recovered vehicles reported by the NICB insurance companies that cooperated.
National Motor Vehicle Information System (NMVITIS)
Сrеаtеd wіth thе hеlр оf thе fеdеrаl gоvеrnmеnt, thе Νаtіоnаl Іnfоrmаtіоn Vеhісlе Title System (NMVITIS) was designed to protect consumers from fraud, unsafe vehicles and stolen cars. Federal law requires companies and agencies to report regularly to NMVITIS.
This agency connects controllers with various services that provide VIN searches compliant with legal requirements.
More detailed VHR options
A more complete VIN search usually costs about $ 40 for a single report. You can get multiple unlimited reports for a higher rate, which could be useful if you are watching the history of different vehicles. For more information, see our guide to getting individual reports over multiple reports.
Private companies (such as our approved partner) also offer a repurchase guarantee that promises to repurchase any purchased car due to a bad relationship, provided it is in compliance with the terms and conditions.