The vehicle identification number (VIN) is composed of 17 characters (digits and capital letters) that act as a unique identifier for the vehicle. A VIN displays the car's unique features, specifications and manufacturer.
The VIN can be found in a couple of places including on the car's registration label (1), on the compliance plate in the engine bay (2) or on the passenger side windshield (3), or on one of the door posts (where the door latches when it is closed) (4). See the image below:
At CarHistory we can offer you even more thorough reports on the vehicle you’re interested in to check that you’re not buying a lemon.
When it comes to purchasing a used car, there are a lot of things to keep in mind, and it can easily become overwhelming.
We’re here to help you with the safety and risk assessment of the vehicle you’re interested in purchasing. We can run a Victoria rego check for you at no cost and have two other paid check options available giving you more in-depth and comprehensive vehicle reports. Having more information about the vehicle will ensure that you’re able to make the most informed decision possible about whether to finalise the purchase – or not.
On Australian roads we see fatal car accidents that run into the hundreds every year. This is also true of Victoria where over 10,000 fatal car accidents have occurred since 1989. Checking the registration of any vehicle you decide to purchase and drive impacts the safety of not just yourself, but also any other road users. A vehicle lookup can ease your mind and check that there’s no funny business going on and that everything is legal.
CarHistory offers Australia’s only comprehensive report to pull data from all states and territories to provide you with the most thorough and up-to-date record on the vehicle you’re interested in.
In addition to running a registration check, our comprehensive report checks whether the vehicle has ever been stolen, whether it’s ever been written off in a car accident, whether it has sustained any damage, and whether it’s financially encumbered – where the current owner has finance owing on the vehicle.
A comprehensive report can position you to make a better decision about any second-hand vehicle purchase. We even include a vehicle valuation based on the report so you could find yourself in a better position to negotiate a fairer price. Our reports run a PPSR check VIC, VIN check Australia wide, as well as providing the standard registration details.
At the very least, a Victoria rego check is a must when purchasing a used vehicle in Victoria. A vehicle must be registered before it can be driven on public roads. Drivers caught driving an unregistered car face harsh fines and penalties.
Running a Victoria rego check is important to avoid such harsh penalties, and to keep you safe. In addition, you can avoid being held liable for any damages or injuries caused by an accident in which you are at fault.
Make sure that you check rego on any second-hand car you buy. This helps ensure your safety and the safety of others.
A Victoria rego check can run a check on any vehicles registered in VIC. This check can be done online at no cost on the VicRoads Department website. The rego check results will