If you’re in Western Australia and looking to buy a used car or other motor vehicle, be careful. Whether you’re in Perth or elsewhere in the state, a REVS Check WA should be your first step. This check uncovers any debt that may be owing on the vehicle.
If you find your car is encumbered after you’ve bought it, it could be repossessed at any moment. A REVS Check can eliminate your risk. Free checks can be conducted by the local RTA (Roads and Maritime Service). However, to be fully protected you’ll need to contribute a few dollars for a certificate, which provides conditional legal protection against repossession should creditors come calling.
The average REVS WA includes only a small part of a car’s full history, so you shouldn’t count on it to give you complete confidence in your purchase. Information not covered by REVS can be found in a CarHistory report from Veda. CarHistory reports include data from Government and industry sources such as Vcheck, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries and NVIS as well as REVs
Our reports include information like:
- Stolen status
- Registration details
- Whether the car has ever been written off or seriously damaged in any way
- Sales history
The report can flag if an odometer has been tampered with. It also includes a current valuation of your car so you know your seller isn’t exaggerating its value.
All these checks may seem excessive, but they are important. Research conducted in 2010 showed that Australian used car buyers lost an average of $4,116 each after buying a dud car – as a result of either a drop in value or additional repair costs. By contrast, CarHistory reports are available for under $50.
To get your report, simply enter the vehicle’s VIN Number and your insights can be at your fingertips in seconds.