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1.What is VehicleCheckUSA?
VehicleCheckUSA is an online platform that provides users easy, accurate, and inexpensive vehicle history report lookup. A detailed vehicle history report will provide you entire vehicle specifications along with vehicle accident history, salvage and total loss events, and much more. On our website you can also check online car valuation and cars reviews across the entire automotive spectrum.
2. What is a vehicle history report?
A vehicle history report tells you everything you need to know about a car. It provides in-depth information and insights into the searched vehicle including:
3. How will a vehicle history report help me?
Each report provides a detailed account of the vehicle history including accident history, mileage discrepancies or odometer rollback, and stolen vehicles. A history report also provides information on vehicles that are designated as rentals, abandoned or forfeited vehicles, along with any record of theft.
Checking the history of a vehicle can help you make an informed decision when buying a second-hand car. It prevents you from making a bad buy and wasting money on cars that are stolen or have a history of odometer fraud, accident, or damage.
4. What is a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?
Each vehicle has a unique 17-digit number stamped on its engine, also known as the chassis number or the vehicle identification number (VIN). This number is found on the title document, vehicle registration, insurance policy, on the vehicle, and can be used to retrieve historical data of a vehicle.
5. Where can I find my VIN?
The VIN is located on the vehicle. For cars and trucks, VIN is present on the driver’s side dashboard or on the driver’s side door (on the door jamb). Motorcycles also have a VIN but it may be located in a variety of places on the frame.
6. What kind of information does a vehicle history report provide and how can it help?
A vehicle history report tells you everything you need to know about a car. It provides in-depth information and insights into the searched vehicle including the vehicle’s title, registration, and usage history. Each report provides a detailed account of the vehicle history including accident history, mileage discrepancies or odometer rollback; and gray market vehicles. We also look for lemon history, vehicles designated as rentals, abandoned or forfeited vehicles, along with any record of theft.
Checking the history of a vehicle can help make an informed decision when buying a second-hand car. It saves you from making a bad buy and wasting money on cars with odometer fraud, damage history, or stolen vehicles.
7. What is NMVTIS?
The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) was created through the Federal Anti-Car Theft Act of 1992, to help protect consumers from fraud and prevent the sale of stolen vehicles.
8. What are the different types of vehicle titles or branding that I can expect to find in a vehicle history report?
Vehicle branding is different in every state but some of the most common titles that are usually assigned to vehicles are as follows:
Clear/No Title – This title indicates that the vehicle has a clean past with limited or no damage, no levies, and has a clear record of ownership.
Salvage – A salvage title means that a vehicle has had severe damages, somewhere between 75-100% of the car’s value but is repairable.
Irreparable/Junk – This title indicates that a vehicle is non-repairable, and can only be used for parts or scrap.
In case your vehicle has a different branding, you can contact the state which issued this title branding for further information.
9. What are the different types of odometer readings?
There are essentially four types of odometer readings that you’ll find in a vehicle history report:
Actual – This indicates that the odometer reading is accurate as of the last vehicle inspection.
Not Actual – This is not a true and accurate odometer reading for this vehicle, which may be due to inaccurate reporting, mechanical error, or tampering.
Exceeds Mechanical Limitations – Older vehicles may have a physical limitation on how high their odometer readings can go, therefore they may not be required to report an actual reading.
Exempt – This indicated that the local state law may have exempted the vehicle from reporting its odometer reading due to vehicle type, age, or damage.
10. Does vehicle history report show if a car has been stolen?
Yes. A vehicle history report clearly indicates if a car has been reported as stolen and if it was recovered by police. Any vehicle listed as recovered will have no issue being retitled. Our aim is to protect individuals from getting cheated and buying a stolen vehicle.
11. By looking at the report, does one come to know if a vehicle has a loan against it?
Yes! A vehicle history report clearly indicates if there is an existing lien, loan, or levy against a vehicle at the time of the report. For more details on the loan, we recommend you speak with the seller of the vehicle or the company that has the lien against the car.
12. What if the vehicle history report says - “No NMVTIS record found”?
If you see this message on the vehicle history report, please ensure that you’ve entered the correct VIN. Check if all 17 characters have been entered properly. If you find that the code is incorrect, simply re-enter it and search again. However, if you’ve entered the correct VIN code, it is possible that this vehicle is not listed in the NMVTIS system, which may be because:
13. Why doesn’t my report show any details?
If your vehicle history report appears sparse and seems to have less information, it may be because the vehicle in question is branded as “clean”, which is the best possible outcome. Less information in a report typically indicates a clean history with fewer owners and less damage and repairs.
14. Can I resell the vehicle history reports?
No. All our vehicle history reports are for personal use only. Commercial use is strictly prohibited.
15. What are different types of car value we get on VehicleCheckUSA and how will it help?
Powered by NADAguides, the car value calculator takes an entirely algorithmic and data science approach to provide you with a fair price range for any used automobile. The calculator shows you an overall assessment of a car’s value including Rough Trade-in, Average Trade-in, Clean Trade-in, and Clean Retail. This allows you to make the right choice whether to trade-in or sell your car when you’re ready to buy a new one. The prices are based on the make, model, years, and options of your car. This is critical in ensuring that both the buyer and seller are happy at the end of a car deal.