Free VIN Check Report

How Can I Get a Free VIN Check Report?

The VIN is literally all you need to get a full vehicle history here at No need to pay for a Carfax report or even sign up for access to our comprehensive database. Simply enter the VIN below to quickly search used cars of any model or make from anywhere in the United States:

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“If I don’t have the VIN, how can I do a VIN lookup?” Get the license plate number and our license plate search tool will associate it with VINs in various vehicle documents on record. No basic or extra fees for this service:

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How Can a Free VIN Check Report Help Me?

In the past, consumers have been used to buying used car history. The price can go as high as $40 per report considering the cost of operating research services. With advertisers covering the costs, we have broken down barriers to access. We give away full car history reports to empower as many consumers as possible to protect themselves. Now you can get as much information as you need to find a great deal.

Why or how can a free VIN lookup be useful or better? With our 100% free service, you can:

  • look at more prospects to narrow down to the best choices
  • get a car report safely (no need for credit card)
  • check any car you fancy any time on your smartphone or mobile device
  • do vehicle research on your own or without relying on dealers

Selling your used car? Run a VIN check for your car and offer free vehicle history to potential buyers.

What Can I Get from a Free VIN Check Report?

When you run a VIN or license plate, provides a 10-page report which packs critical details buyers need to watch out for. These are the same stuff that sellers expect prospects to look at. We offer more than a view of a used car’s past and current condition. To get the whole picture, you include value-added features to consider when negotiating a used car sale.

Report Summary provides an overview of the report. Quickly check if the tool found official NMVTIS data as well as any record of sales, theft, accident, and salvage auction. You may also want to know right away how much it costs to own the car and the current market value. At the bottom of the page, you get an overall summary with the number of records found and link to the page where you can find more details.

Market Value offers estimated values to guide you as you negotiate the price. It includes the average market price, manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), invoice price, and above and below market price.

Vehicle Specifications provides details on a used car’s design and features presented in a 36-item, two-column table. It includes trim, size, overall width and height, highway and city mileage, engine, and more.

Equipment Details describes the vehicle’s chassis, cargo bed, capacities, and interior and exterior dimension. This page, together with vehicle specifications, adds to the buyer’s technical knowledge of the vehicle.

Fuel Efficiency presents the mileage and fuel data for evaluating how far the vehicle can travel on a specific amount of fuel.

Safety Rating provides the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) safety ratings. The NHTSA conducts frontal, side and rollover tests and gives a score on a scale of five. The IIHS evaluates crash-worthiness as well as crash avoidance and mitigation.

Inspection Checklist offers a list of areas or parts to inspect before you shake hands on a deal used car deal. You may check some spots on your own, but we recommend letting an independent mechanic do it.

Recalls & Defects is an updated list of issues declared by the automaker. It could be a safety-related defect or non-compliance with a federal safety standard. A recall announcement includes a summary of the problem, possible safety or mechanical implications, and remedy.

Auto Insurance presents a customized list of auto insurers in your area based on the basic data that you provide including home ownership and insurance status, and demographics.

NMVTIS Report  shows the actual results of vehicle search on our database. It covers the following areas:

  • Title records (registration date, state of title, type, and mileage)
  • Junk or salvage records, insurance records (report date, reporting entity, and details)
  • Theft records
  • Lien, impound or export records (date, record type, details)
  • Title checks (60+ potential problems related to the title)

What Can I Do With a Free VIN Check Report?

Check for Theft Records

Make sure you are not buying somebody else’s missing or stolen car. In the United States, one motor vehicle is stolen every 40.9 seconds in 2017. scans tons of data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and other industry sources to find reports of theft or theft recoveries.

Stolen cars may also get a new identity through VIN cloning. Car thieves can replace a stolen car’s factory-installed VIN plate with a VIN plate from another car of the same make or model. VIN lookup results can point to record inconsistencies associated with auto theft.

Check Accident History

Find out if a used car has been involved in an accident. Car crashes in 2018 injured 4.5 million people and killed 40,000 persons. Cars involved in these accidents are sent to auto repair shops, salvage yards or junkyards. A number of these cars are restored and then re-sold, posing risks on the road for new owners. Our tool systematically taps accident data from state agencies, police departments, and auto industry sources to verify if there is an accident record.

Check Title Brands

Verify if a used car has been previously branded in other states. Brands (except for salvage) are permanent designations but they can be “washed” off. Title washing takes advantage of disparities in branding regulations by moving the car to another state. Our free VIN lookup tool searches all title records associated with the VIN to identify if the car has been branded in the past.

Here are some of the most common brands:

  • Salvage – if damage meets the total loss threshold or costs more to repair than the fair market value. Total loss threshold differs across states, ranging from 50 percent in Iowa to 100 percent in Colorado and Texas.
  • Rebuilt / Rebuilt Salvage / Prior Salvage – for a previously salvage-branded car that has been re-built and re-inspected.
  • Irreparable / Junk / Fire Damage –  damaged to the extent that the vehicle can only be used for parts or scrap.
  • Water  / Flood  / Hail Damage – declared a total loss due to damage by flood or hail.
  • Lemon – for a car that has been designated for manufacture buyback under state lemon laws.
  • Odometer Rollback – if the odometer has been tampered with to show lower mileage.

Check Special Purpose Designations

Look out for a special purpose designation indicating previous use as a taxi or police car. Some of these cars have been driven harder than a regular use car. Watch out for mileage and signs of damage caused by harsh climate and long hours on the road.

Check Lien Records

Examine the vehicle history for any current lien on the used car. It could complicate the process of registering the vehicle title in your name. The seller must settle the unpaid loan before you can close the deal. If you are up for it, you can use this information to negotiate on the price.

“How can’s free VIN lookup help me…”

Sell a used car

VIN search a used car for free and then share the results or recommend the tool to buyers. It will help you boost your potential buyers’ confidence in your offer. As a reference for evaluating your offer, data from is comprehensive and well-researched. Sources include states and various sectors of the used car industry required by law to submit this information.

Preparing your car or any used car for sale can be tricky. You will need an accurate description of your car on your ads and during negotiation. You can help prospects decide promptly by presenting vehicle documents with a reliable history report.

Buy a used car

Make sure you are buying a used car with no record of theft, damage from flood and other disasters, accident, unpaid loans, and other issues.

Get the most out of the savings you get from a pre-owned vehicle. With ten pages of data from this report, you can thoroughly evaluate any vehicle offered to you. What you get is a reliable vehicle history for any make or model wherever you are in the United States.

Summary has made vehicle research more accessible by offering it to all consumers. All it takes is a minute or less of your time to execute these easy steps:

  1.  Get the 17-digit VIN or the license plate number of the used car.
  2.  Enter VIN or License Plate Number.
  3.  Browse the 10-page report. Use the Inspection List to evaluate the vehicle further.
  4.  Print or download the NMVTIS report.
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