Vehicle History Reports and Title Report

Are you tired of jumping through hoops for a car history search? Luckily, the VINsmart® team provides an easy and affordable solution for viewing a vehicle history report. Enter a vehicle identification number (VIN) into VINsmart and access a nationwide database. Consumers can purchase a single report or register for an account to purchase multiple statements.

After purchase, you can immediately view your full vehicle history reports or send them to your email address to review later. VINsmart also offers a mobile app for iOS and Android devices as a convenient way for users to verify vehicle history and value regardless of location.

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) is a national vehicle registration database and one of the only informational systems to include data from participating state motor vehicle agencies, auto recyclers, salvage auctions, and insurance carriers. Access to this database allows VINsmart to offer customers a seamless, informative process as they complete their search for a motor vehicle title.

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Benefits of Choosing VINsmart

Our vehicle history and title reports offer a wealth of information to help you make an informed decision. Some of the benefits of choosing VINsmart for your report include:

Past and Current Information

At VINsmart, we aim to provide customers with as much information as possible. Our car history data checks include the following information to help customers make informed decisions:

  • Current titling state
  • Odometer reading at the time of title registration
  • Car brand
  • Records from the junk or salvage yard
  • Insurer information

Our auto history checks also include state titling information, how often the vehicle has changed titles and how many people have owned it.

Title Brand

A title brand serves as the official record of vehicle damage or information affecting a car's ability to operate safely. VINsmart's title checks examine junk records to identify vehicles incapable of driving on public streets or highways and only valuable for parts. Our car title history reports also review salvage records to determine if a car has experienced substantial damage from natural disasters or accidents. On a VINsmart account, you can directly access each titling state if you want more vehicle information.

Data From Industry Partners

Our national title reports also incorporate data from industry partners to help consumers determine if they are making the right vehicle choice. Our reports contain information such as:

  • J.D. Power® and Blackbook® vehicle market valuations
  • Recall information
  • Vehicle trim specifications

Each report also features information used by investigators to identify current lienholders, export records, auction sales, and impound history.

What You Get From a VINsmart Report

The information in a VINsmart report allows you to answer crucial questions and assess whether the used car you wish to buy is worth the investment. You might consider your vehicle's history report as acting like its resume, albeit with greater honesty, since it may contain both positive and negative factors that affect your purchasing decision. The valuable information included in history reports from VINsmart includes:

  • Title data: Our vehicle owner history reports will generate your VIN number sales history, noting information such as all states in which your car received a title
  • Date of issued title: Knowing DMV title records by VIN allows you to make more informed decisions regarding purchasing a used car
  • Odometer data during registration: The value of your vehicle largely depends on the odometer reading, and if there is a discrepancy between the number on a vehicle history report and your car's odometer, it may be a sign of tampering
  • Any “brands” assigned to vehicle and application date: While brands can vary between states, some common brands include damage or issues with the odometer
  • Any salvage history: Vehicles in significant accidents that would involve repair bills greater than their value are considered a total loss and receive a brand as being salvage
  • Insurer vehicle report, including total loss: An insurer vehicle report serves as a record of your driving history and notes if your car has ever been considered a total loss after an accident

Our Guarantee

VINsmart reports are the only reports that include vehicle valuations from J.D. Power and Blackbook. Our reports include the title history, current, and past title states, and any contact information for titling jurisdictions.

When obtaining an official vehicle history report from VINsmart, it's essential to note that while your account will include data from the NMVTIS, this database is not always complete. All states, insurance companies, and junk and salvage yards are legally required to report information to the NMVTIS, but some do not complete the process as they should. Additionally, some states do not supply information to the system.

If our report does not include information from the NMVTIS database, VINsmart will give you the option to:

  • Receive a credit for your next car history report
  • Request a refund less a $2 processing fee


The following are common questions associated with our vehicle ownership reports. Please get in touch with our team today if you have specific questions or would like to learn more.

What Is Unique About VINsmart Report?

Each vehicle history report from VINsmart features NMVTIS-specific data and valuations from J.D. Power and Blackbook. The team at VINsmart will protect you from fraud and help you determine which car and price are best for your needs.

Where Can I Check My Car's History if I Lose My Report?

All VINsmart registered consumers or dealers can access their VINsmart reports as often as needed for up to 60 days after the purchase date. After accessing your account, go to your menu and select “My Account” and then “History.” After accessing your history, you can view the display dates of generated reports and click to view them.

How Often Do I Need to Pull a Report?

All reports over 30 days old may contain invalid information. Since your vehicle search histories change frequently, you will need to check the history of a car with a new report.

Does VINsmart Have a Mobile App?

VINsmart has an app for Apple and Android. Search for VINsmart and download it for easy access to your car information.

Make Informed Choices With VINsmart

Knowledge is power, and knowing as much as possible about a car you plan on buying or selling is essential to ensure you make the right choice. At VINsmart, we're here to help you make better decisions with our vehicle history and title reports. To learn more about your vehicle, enter your VIN into our online system today!


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