VIN Check explained
What does the AutoCheck Free VIN Check service tell me?
Most states define a "lemon" as a vehicle that continues
to have a defect that substantially impairs its use, value, or safety
after a reasonable number of attempts to repair the car.
The Free DMV VIN Check uses a vehicle’s unique VIN (Vehicle
Identification Number) to search its database in order to determine
if a Manufacturer’s Buyback/Lemon title exists for that vehicle.
Currently 29 states provide Lemon data to AutoCheck, with new states
being added continually.
It is important to note that state laws vary as to the disclosure
requirements for a "lemon buyback", and state practices
vary as to the recording of these events in database records. For
more information about your state's law, contact your Attorney General.
To order a full AutoCheck Vehicle History Report please visit:
Vehicle ID Number (VIN) can be found on dashboards and title
documents. All cars and light trucks built after 1981 have
a unique 17-character VIN that contains valuable information
about that vehicle's history.
Tip: To check used vehicles while you shop, be sure to ask
the dealer/seller for the VINs.
Sweetened consumer incentives, enhanced vehicle lineups and an improving
U.S. economy lifted new car and truck sales in last November, automakers
reported - source: Business
AP. Most analysts predicted sales of new cars
and trucks to rise last month from October and a year ago thanks
to hefty showroom bargains, which are likely to continue for the
remainder of the year. Many automakers also improved incentives
to end 2002 as they tried to meet year-end sales goals. Also helping,
analysts and automakers said, is a strengthening economy that bodes
well for business heading into 2004.
Since more people
buying new cars, there are also more used cars offered for sale
on the market. With Internet growing popularity consumers has been
using Internet as the source for searching information, shopping
products and services. Lemon History Check has been providing Free VIN Check and AutoCheck Vehicle History Report service via Internet since December
1996 - AutoCheck history. Consumers have been using AutoCheck Vehicle History Report since 1996, which was the first year it is made available
to consumers. With the Internet access, consumers can gain the same
instant access to vehicle history reports, which was already available
to used car dealers via fax since 1986.
The AutoCheck database
is the most comprehensive and accurate vehicle database in North
America, containing 2.36 billion vehicle history records that are
updated monthly - source,
data provided and its meaning. Each record reveals
information about a car's history, such as an odometer reading,
date a salvage/junk title was issued, or if it was a rental car.
The following are the data reported:
- Totaled in
an accident / Salvaged
- Flood damage
- Lemon histories
- Junked Titles
- State emissions
- Lien activity,
- Vehicle use
(taxi, rental, lease, etc.)
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