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Every year, millions of used vehicles are bought and sold in the US market. According to the 2017 Used Vehicle Market Report by Edmunds, 38,513,967 used vehicle transactions occurred in 2016 alone.
Unfortunately, many vehicles are purchased with non-disclosed issues, including title brands, accidents, or other critical elements that may have a long-standing impact on the safety and reliability of a particular vehicle.
With scams still plaguing the auto industry, consumers like you need to level up efforts to avoid scheming sellers. No need to worry about buying expensive vehicle reports while you’re shopping for a car. VinCheck.info breaks down the traditional paywall around this service, making free VIN check available to everyone.
Auto crimes are committed every day to deceive buyers into thinking they have made the right choice.
Beware : Auto Crimes that Hide a Used Car’s True Condition or Value
Odometer fraud involves the deliberate tampering of the odometer by altering the mileage to boost the car’s value or price. Even digital odometers considered to be tamper-proof can now be hacked to falsify the readings. This practice is so prevalent that as many as 10 percent of cars in the US may have rolled back odometers, according to the Consumer Federation of America.
Check out any inconsistencies between the actual reading and the vehicle history report. It can also help you detect signs of title washing or document falsification which are often committed in conjunction with odometer fraud.
Title washing usually involves transferring the vehicle from state to state to take advantage of lenient title branding laws. It may also involve altering vehicle documents or non-disclosure of critical information about the vehicle’s past. The objective is to acquire a “clean” title which means there is nothing in its history that could lower the car’s value. Close to 1,000,000 cases of title washing have been discovered in the US, according to Carfax. Cars that have been previously damaged because of an accident, flood or other natural disasters are passed off as vehicles with uneventful histories.
Watch out for “washed titles” especially after natural disasters or extreme weather like hurricanes, hail storms, and floods. Buy a vehicle with a history you actually know to make an informed decision.
VIN cloning involves substituting the original VIN of a stolen car with the VIN of a legally owned car that is usually of the same make and model. Currently, exact figures representing cars with cloned VIN are not available. What we know is that the National Crime Prevention Council estimates VIN cloning to cost $36 million in fraudulent car deals. We are also informed by the FBI’s 2016 Uniform Crime Reports that motor vehicles were stolen at a rate of 236.9 per 100,000 people in 2016. VIN cloning does not only victimize the unsuspecting buyer but also the legitimate owner of the stolen vehicle and the legitimate owner of vehicle from which the VIN was stolen.
Run a VIN check to verify thoroughly if the vehicle data on record accurately match the car that is being offered to you. The more consumers checking vehicle data, the harder it is to commit these crimes.
With so many factors that come into play when shopping for a used car, it pays to be able to check resources on the make and the state where your target vehicle will be coming from. VINCheck.info has compiled information that may help you understand how and why one vehicle could be different from another.
Why should I run a free VIN Check?
- Check for accidents. Approximately 6 million car accidents are reported by the NHTSA annually. Some of these cars offered for sale have hidden safety issues.
- Check for title brands. Flood, hail-damage, and salvage titles are examples of critical title brands that warn buyers about a car’s roadworthiness and possible unrepaired damages.
- Check for thefts. Every 41 seconds, a motor vehicle is stolen in the United States. Check for active theft or previously recovered theft record
- Special purpose designations. Cars with taxi-use, rental-use, or police-use designations may have to be modified for consumer use.