How To Find a Car’s History

One needs to be very careful when buying a used car. You should know where the car has been used previously and the names and identities of the previous owners. The history report of the car can be availed for free and is smart to know about the whereabouts of the car because otherwise you are prone to frauds and legal irregularities. This will also help you in evaluating the exact condition of a car’s engine and other crucial parts.


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    First thing’s first, every used car has a VIN number and you should get that number. VIN is the abbreviation of the vehicle identification number. To get any sort of information on the car’s history, you need to know about this.

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    Next you should access the internet to check on your local Department of Motor Vehicles website. In most Department of Motor Vehicles websites, you can get the required information of the vehicle by entering the VIN number - the year and the model of the vehicle.

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    You can get free information if you know which websites to access. There will be number of websites claiming to provide its users to free information of the car if you provide them with the VIN number of the car. But you need to be careful as there are many bogus pages on the internet that use these numbers for unlawful motives.

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    You can also contact the motor authority of your respective locality if you see problems regarding the online structure of the system. Consulting an official of the motor vehicle authority department is a wise move as the information you will be getting is more authentic and more detailed.

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    The officials of the motor vehicle authority will not provide you with the information that you seek without your identification and the number of the vehicle. You will have to identify yourself and will have to tell them the reasons for knowing such information.

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    If your motives are clear to them they will then carry on with helping you. If the vehicle is registered and has been purchases legally then it will be in their system, if not then you can be sure of the fact that the vehicle you are interested in is either a smuggled car or its papers have been tampered with.

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