Vehicle history report
Buying a used car can be a headache-inducing ordeal. No doubt it’s only practical to research a car’s history as accurately as possible before purchasing, but organizing so much information from so many sources is downright painful. Besides, there’s no guarantee that what information can be found is accurate. And, there’s always a chance that some key question goes unanswered. Fortunately, there is a secure, 99% accurate, and industry-recognized means to find a car’s history: carVertical.
CarVertical is a paid web service that provides connected reports (trademarked) and detailed histories of cars. The way it works is simple: on carVertical.com, just enter into the search box the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the vehicle you’re looking for and hit search! (FYI, a VIN is a unique set of seventeen characters individually assigned to vehicles by car manufacturers. You can find your car’s VIN on the vehicle itself or in the corresponding registration documents.)
Detailed History Report
Instantly, carVertical produces a Vehicle History Report that checks for:
- Vehicle service history
- Mileage rollback
- Multiple owners
- Common faults of each model
- Hidden damage reports
- Historical photos
- Theft records
- Other useful information
A single report on one car can be purchased for $15.99, but carVertical offers a deal for checking two cars, priced at $10.49 – a savings of 35%. CarVertical accepts most major credit cards, PayPal, or cV tokens from crypto wallets.
CarVertical has been featured by vehicle report industry media, including IBM, Forbes, and Reuters. The data used to generate carVertical’s reports comes from various sources, from state registries to insurance companies, from auto repair shops to connected vehicle fleets. In the case of connected vehicles, CarVertical can obtain data directly from the car, ensuring transparency and accuracy. Furthermore, it is impossible to manipulate the data gathered by carVertical because carVertical is a blockchain company.
CarVertical breaks down its report into eight parts, each designed to communicate information a buyer should know before purchasing a used vehicle.
The first main section of carVertical’s connected report is ‘Spotted Activity’. This section identifies previous locations of events associated with the vehicle of interest as well as countries of previous registration. CarVertical can produce reports on cars from twenty-two different countries and therefore has access to specific information, such as the date and country of manufacture and first registration. This section also answers questions concerning vehicle usage and ownership restrictions, including whether the vehicle was used as a rental car, a driving school car, a taxi, or public transport, as a handicap or police vehicle, or for delivering goods. CarVertical also checks for any lien, seizure, or restriction of property rights on the vehicle.
The third section of the report features vehicle history data on the titles (including state of title and title checks), junk/salvage/insurance history, odometer reading, brand, and total loss using the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS). NMVTIS is an electronic system containing information on certain autos titled, specifically in the United States.
CarVertical checks NMVTIS for potential problems related to the title, including whether or not there is a record of:
- Salvage damage/not specified
- Prior police
- Gray market Complaint
- Owner retained
- Flood, fire, hail, or saltwater damage
- Other records.
Odometer fraud is more common than one may think. Odometer fraud is committed when an individual rolls back the mileage on a vehicle, thereby increasing its residual value. To know the mileage on a vehicle of interest is to know its true condition—and to be able to weigh buying the vehicle against wear and tear and possible future maintenance needs.
In the fourth section of the connected report, CarVertical checks NMVTIS for potential problems related to the mileage/odometer, including whether or not:
- The mileage is actual
- There is verification of odometer tempering
- The car is exempt from Odometer Disclosure
- There’s a Call Title Division
- The odometer:
- Exceeds mechanical limits
- Has been altered
- Has been replaced
The fifth section of the report is ‘Damage’ (read: ‘Accidents’). Viewing damage reports can help a potential buyer determine how to proceed with the vehicle. For example. if the damage is severe, it’s probably best to move on. If the damage is slight or if a buyer doesn’t mind it, knowledge of the damage could be used as leverage to get the seller to give a discount. CarVertical supplies all relevant information in one succinct section, including not only the record of the accident, but the approximate value of the damage accrued, the country in which the vehicle was damaged, and body parts affected.
The ‘Specs & Equipment’ section allows potential buyers to know what was done to the vehicle after being damaged. Comparing carVertical’s original equipment list to the actual equipment pieces on the vehicle may reveal that poor or unfair repairs were made to the vehicle. For instance, factory options (e.g. climate control, trailer hitch, front wheel drive, etc.) originally installed during manufacturing may be missing or mismatched. Certain features present on a car, such as an anti-theft device, can also influence insurance premiums.
A visual inspection should always be performed before buying a used car. Therefore, carVertical’s ‘Photos’ section of the report allows a potential buyer to see a vehicle without needing to physically go to the vehicle’s location, allowing a potential buyer to ask the seller about anything on the car that looks suspicious.
In the last section of the report, carVertical provides users with three essential steps to follow for a final check of a car. CarVertical even supplies its nine-step standard checking procedure for buyers to use when performing an on-site inspection of a vehicle. Each step is detailed for easy execution.
No other service comes close to the resources that carVertical supplies. Their trademarked connected report instantly compiles the information most key for a potential buyer to know, and the information included is dependable and as accurate as possible. Clearly, this service is designed for customer satisfaction. If you’ve ever been through the arduous process of researching a used car, you’ll definitely save time and effort by taking advantage of carVertical.