Completting a REVS check is the simplest way to prevent repossession by a financier if someone else still owes money on the vehicle. You should not purchase any vevhilce that is encumbered until the current debt is repaid.
If you decide to purchase a vehicle that is encumbered the vehicle could be repossessed and you could lose your money.
In addition to doing a REVS check, we also recommend buying a history report that includes information about whether the car has been written-off, stolen, or whether the odometer has been rolled back.
You need to be sure that the registration, engine and Vehicle Identification (VIN/Chassis) numbers on the registration papers are identical to those on the vehicle.
A vehicle is described as written-off when it has been so badly damaged that it's no longer safe or economical to repair. There are two types of written-off vechiles; statutory write-off ( unable to be registered) and repairable write-off ( able to be re-registered in some states).