Vehicle status check
Vehicle status check is the process that refers mostly to Australian vehicles. You should always check vehicle status before buying a used vehicle. Vehicle status check helps discover the following information about the vehicle:
- if the vehicle has been reported as stolen
- if the vehicle registration is current, suspended, expired or canceled
- if there is a registered security interest recorded on the vehicle (money owing).
- if the vehicle has been recorded as written off (by an insurance company)
- description of the make, type, year of manufacture, colour and the VIN
The basic vehicle status check is free and is provided by the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER). You can do vehicle status check for NSW (New South Wales), TAS (Tasmania), QLD (Queensland), SA (South Australia), WA (Western Australia) For a small fee, in addition to the above information, potential car buyers can obtain the following information:
- details of the vehicle being written off
- how many times the vehicle has been transferred.
- details of any registered security interests recorded on the vehicle
In addition to the above information, vehicle status check report providers may give you a Certificate of Registered Security Interest which protects you from losing your new vehicle to a financial institution. Please note that the protection is effective if the vehicle is purchased within 24 hours of the Certificate's issue and the vehicle details specified in the certificate match those on the vehicle.
Quite often, the term vehicle status checks refers to an automated service provided by some bodyshops that helps keep track of the status of vehicle repair at the body shop. The service includes the photos of repairs, specials notes attached by technicians to, updates on repair, process.
If you want to know the history of a used vehicle registered in the USA, Canada or UK you are planning to buy you need vehicle history check which is done by be means of VIN number check (if the car is registered in the USA or Canada) or vehicle registration check (if the vehicle is registered in the UK). Vehicle check is a must because millions of vehicles are reported as stolen every year in the USA, Canada and UK. If you buy a vehicle with such a dirty history, it will not just be seized by the police and returned to its lawful owner but you may also have serious problems in the authorities and the police for buying a stolen car, even if you didn't know it was stolen. In addition, cat theft in not the only problem a used vehicle may be hiding.