Your dream car may have damages that aren’t noticeable at first glance, such as a leaking oil pan, a hairline crack in the windshield, and a bum carburetor. But how can you find out all of this for sure? Before you spend your hard-earned money and/or go into a debt to buy a used vehicle, be sure to check out instaVIN.

Get InstaVIN First, Buy Car Second

For just a mere $6.99, you can access a vehicle history and title report. This report will provide you with a complete historical background on the used vehicle(s) you are interested in purchasing. Some of the information you will receive includes the following:

  • Ownership changes
  • Occurrences of theft
  • Salvage or flood information
  • Accidents
  • Vehicle details decoded from the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) such as year, make, model, and odometer history.

If you are shopping for a used vehicle on the lot, make sure your car dealer shows you a complete vehicle history report before you sign on the dotted line. If the dealer happens to use CARFAX® as their vehicle history data provider, you may want to run an instaVIN report yourself instead. Recently, ABC news reported that CARFAX® reports aren’t as reliable as dealers and consumers assume. Take a quick moment to watch this video and learn why.

Get InstaVIN First, Buy Car Second

Through an exclusive partnership with the NMVTIS (National Motor Vehicle Title Information System), instaVIN is able to provide their customers with real-time vehicle data. By law, any and all salvage and total loss vehicles must be reported to the NMVTIS so that potential buyers can detect fraud and any damages to the car deeming it salvageable or junk. With a source as dependable as this, instaVIN will always be able to provide you with the most up-to-date information.

With instaVIN, you can run vehicle history reports from any iPhone device. Simply download the free application and take your iPhone with you on the lot. From there, simply scan the VIN of the vehicle you are interested in purchasing, or enter it on your iPhone manually. You’ll have your vehicle history report available in moments!