Vehicle History Report
VINSmart offers vehicle history and value reports to our customers to assist the used car buyer in making informed and safe decisions. To do this, VINSmart has partnered with the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS).
VINSmart is an easy, inexpensive way to purchase vehicle history PLUS vehicle value reports. By simply entering a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) into VINSmart, consumers access the best national motor vehicle titling information database around. Consumers can elect to purchase one report at a time or register for numerous reports. Reports are immediately displayed or can be sent to an email address for later review. VINSmart’s Mobile App makes it convenient for the consumer to check vehicles of interest wherever they may be.
NMVTIS is the only national motor vehicle titling information database in the nation to include data compiled by participating state Motor Vehicle Agencies, insurance carriers, salvage auctions and auto recyclers. This database allows VINSmart a chance to offer our customers and seamless and informative process in the motor vehicle title search.
VINSmart’s Vehicle History Report contains a wealth of information to assist the used vehicle consumer in making an informed business decision when purchasing a vehicle. NMVTIS title information includes the current titling state, odometer at the time of title, brand, junk and salvage records and insurer information. The state titling information identifies where the vehicle is titled and how often it has been retitled possibly identifying how often the vehicle’s ownership has changed.
A title brand is the official record of damage or other information about the vehicle that could affect its value or the ability to operate it safely. Junk records identify vehicles through a motor vehicle title search that incapable of operating on public streets or highways and have no value except as a source for parts. Salvage records identify vehicles that have been damaged by some event (i.e. collision, flood, etc.). VINSmart offers direct links to each titling state in case the consumer wants to inquire about additional vehicle information.
VINSmart Vehicle History reports also incorporate data from industry partners to assist the consumer in determining if this is the vehicle for them. NADA vehicle market valuations, vehicle specifications as decoded by the VIN, Recall data, and information used by investigators to identify the current lien holder, and records of export, impound and/or auction sales.
What you get from a VINSmart report:
The current and previous state of title data
The title issue date
The latest odometer data
Any "brands" assigned to the vehicle and the date it was applied
Any salvage history available (see note below)
Insurer reporting of the vehicle, including designations as a "total loss"
If for any reason, a report we deliver does not have information from the NMVTIS database, we will gladly issue a credit towards your next vehicle history report, or refund your money, minus a $2 processing fee, no questions asked.
Please Note: What May Not Be In The Report
All reliable vehicle history reports include data from the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS), but information from this database is not always complete. All states, insurance companies, and junk and salvage yards are required by law to report information to NMVTIS, but not all do. In addition, some states are not yet providing their vehicle data to the system.
VINSmart reports are the only reports on the market to include actual vehicle valuations.
The report does not include owner or lienholder information, accident, or repair history. It does include title history, current and past states of title, and contact information for the titling jurisdictions.