Free VIN Check

Free VIN Check

Thinking of buying a car? Before taking the plunge, make sure you have all the information you need. Simply enter the vehicle’s VIN online to get a free VIN check, with the option to purchase a full report. A free VIN number check can reveal there's much more to a car than what meets the eye, from correct odometer readings to current lien holders. It's the best way to be in the know before investing in a vehicle.

Where to Find the VIN

Can't find the VIN? Here are some of the places where it could be:
  • Vehicle title or registration
  • Vehicle insurance card
  • The lower-left corner of the dashboard
  • The trunk
  • Manufacture Location
  • Under the hood
  • Inside the driver's side door
  • The owners' manual

What a Free Vin Report Includes

At VINsmart, a free VIN lookup checks for:
  • Recalls
  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
  • Manufacture Location
  • Body
  • Trim
  • Engine Type
  • Transmission Type


Why should I order a vehicle history report from VINsmart?
VINsmart reports NMVTIS data as well as J.D. Power and Black Book vehicle valuations. Our goal is to protect you from fraud and provide the information needed to help you make decisions and know what to pay for a vehicle. Our reports are also beneficial for vehicle owners who want to get insight into what their cars are worth.
Do I have to create an account to look up a VIN?
No. We provide a VIN lookup for free without requiring you to register on our site. If you desire a full report, you still don’t have to register. Simply enter the VIN and credit card information as you go. That said, we recommend you register if you’ll be needing more than one report.
What is NMVTIS?
NMVTIS stands for National Motor Vehicle Title Information System. It's an electronic system that maintains and provides a variety of valuable data on vehicle titlesand history.
Why does the page show "No NMVTIS record found"?
If you order a free VIN report and get a message saying "No NMVTIS record found", it could be due to any of the following:
  • The VIN is incorrect or input incorrectly.
  • The VIN is not in the NVMTIS database (because the title state does not provide data to NVMTIS; the title state is updating in batch mode and the information hasn’t fully processed; or the VIN is not legitimately in any state’s motor vehicle data).
What happens if I lose my report?
After you run a free VIN check online, you may desire to order a full report. Once you do, you can access it online anytime for the next 60 days: Go to "My Account" and click “History.” Click the date of the desired report to view it.

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  • NMVTIS National Motor Vehicle Title Information Systems
  • J.D. Power
  • Black Book
  • NVS - National Vehicle Service