Conducting a REVS Check is vital for any Australian looking to buy a used car. It tells you whether your chosen vehicle is on the Register of Encumbered Vehicles, i.e. whether there is any money still owed on it by the previous owner.
If your preferred car is carrying any residual debt, you run the risk of it being repossessed by the relevant creditor after you’ve taken ownership.
A free RTA REVS Check is available from state government bodies such as your local RTA (Roads and Maritime Service, formerly Roads and Traffic Authority), or a certificate is available for a small fee. But REVS doesn’t give you the full picture. There are several other, critical pieces of information that you need to secure before you can be sure your car is one of the good ones. It’s important to ask the harder questions, such as:
- Has the car ever been in an accident? If it has, it may have been written off and reconditioned for sale.
- Is the seller of the vehicle actually the owner? It may be registered stolen.
- Does it have a current registration?
- Has the odometer been tampered with, or is the reading accurate?
All these questions and more can be answered by purchasing a CarHistory Report from Veda. CarHistory is the only online bureau of automotive information in Australia, and the only website you can rely on to give you a full, comprehensive history of your chosen car.
It’s also important to make sure you’re getting the best deal for your dollar. A CarHistory Report includes a current, accurate valuation of your car, as well as a sales history for the vehicle.
All this information can be delivered to you by simply entering your VIN Number online following which your report and insights will be ready in just a few seconds.